Aldi news

24 January 2019
We look at the latest developments from Lidl and Aldi in Ireland. Discounters continue to gain market share The discounters are continuing to gain market share in Ireland with the latest Kantar data for the 12 weeks ending 30th December showing that Lidl and Aldi were the strongest performing grocery retailers in Ireland over the Christmas period. Sales value growth was 8.8% for Lidl and 4....
22 January 2019
Senior Retail Analyst Nick Gladding looks at how Christmas played out for the grocery sector and the key challenges facing our industry in 2019. IGD newsletters Get the latest industry news and insights straight to your inbox with our range of newsletters. Sign up here
10 January 2019
Aldi Suisse has opened its first ever store in a train station, in Lausanne. This is a new concept and location for Aldi Suisse. It shows how the retailer is becoming more flexible with its formats and locations. Targeting new shoppers in a different environment With an area of only 240 sq m this is the smallest ever Aldi store built to fit with its environment and the shoppers’ needs. Its ...
08 January 2019
Britain's grocery market grew more slowly over the Christmas period as inflation softened and more people shopped at discounters, according to new data from Kantar Worldpanel. Lower inflation impacts growth In the 12 weeks to December 30th, market growth was 1.6%, down from 2.0% in the 12 weeks to October 7th and from 3.8% for the same period a year ago, pulled down by lower inflation. Infl...
07 January 2019
Aldi UK reported its best-ever Christmas, with sales close to GBP1bn sales for the month of December. Premium ranges were a key growth driver for the discounter. Standout performance from Specially Selected range The week before Christmas (commencing 17 December) was Aldi's busiest-ever, with sales growing 10% year-on-year. Giles Hurley, CEO of Aldi UK attributed this performance to the ...
03 January 2019
With an additional 50,000 people expected to try Veganuary for the first time this January, we review new plant-based product launches from UK retailers so far. Veganuary: encouraging a plant-based January Veganuary is a charity which encourages people to try veganism for January. According to the charity, to date over 250,000 people from 193 countries have taken the month-long pledge to...
06 December 2018
According to Retail Gazette, Aldi has opened eight new stores on the same day as it ramps up its store opening programme before the year end. Eight store openings in one day The eight new stores which all opened on Thursday 29th November 2018 are located in Bodmin, Chellaston, Eckington, Glasgow, Islington, Longridge, Oldham and Skelton. Aldi's Islington store on London's Holloway Road has ...
04 December 2018
Co-op is the last of the major UK retailers to launch its Christmas ad. John Lewis & Partners John Lewis & Partners has released its much-awaited Christmas campaign ‘The Boy and the Piano’, starring Elton John. The two-minute advertisement tells the story of how one special gift can inspire and influence the course of someone’s life. Set to the iconic ‘Your Song’, the story works backwards ...
14 November 2018
Aldi Süd has appointed Horst Leitner as the new CEO of its Hofer subsidiary. Leitner will take office on 1 December 2018. “Helm contributed decisively”… Leitner will replace Günther Helm, who has held the title of head of Hofer since 2010. Helm has decided to leave Aldi to “pursue new professional challenges”. Aldi commented, “Helm contributed decisively to the definition of the strateg...
13 November 2018
Growth in the British grocery market has slowed significantly as both inflation and volume growth slipped, according to the latest market update from Kantar Worldpanel. Inflation and volumes slip In the 12 weeks to 4 November 2018, the market grew by 2.6%, down from 3.2% in the 12 weeks to October 7th. Inflation also eased from +2.0% to +1.8% between the two periods, suggesting that volume ...