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In the 12 weeks to August 11th supermarket sales were flat according to new market data from Kantar. We look at the factors influencing this and key retailers' performance.  

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Aldi has launched self-service checkouts in three of its six Local stores in London. Follows on from a successful trial in standard format stores Aldi launched its first self-service checkout in April of this year when it tested out the concept in its Glascote store in Tamworth. Despite it being a standard amongst the Big Four retailers and Aldi's main competitor Lidl, having them in 150 of...
Aldi UK is trialling removing the plastic from its steak packaging, in its latest initiative to reduce waste and be more environmentally friendly. The trial Aldi will be replacing the plastic packaging from its 'Specially Selected' range of steaks with a cardboard tray. The new packaging has been sourced from sustainably-managed forests. The trial will take place across over 380 stores. ...
We look at the latest developments from Lidl and Aldi UK.  Lidl: Ireland expansion As Lidl continues to gain market share in Ireland it announces plans for further store expansion. The latest Kantar data for the 12 weeks leading up to the 14th July show Lidl now accounts for 11.2% of the Irish grocery market. It is also the fastest growing supermarket, with sales increasing 8.2%. The ret...

Presentations

20/08/2019
Kantar market shares are generated using Kantar Worldpanel's till-roll scanning methodology and extrapolated using a sample of 30,000 households. Figures are calculated over a rolling 12 week period and include VAT.
12/08/2019
A deep-dive in the discount channel in Europe, the largest contributor to grocery market growth in the next five years. A closer look at the top 10 discounters, where they operate, their priorities and latest developments. Understand the strategies and trends influencing this channel.
12/08/2019
Aldi launched its first trial Local store in March 2019 in Balham, South London. Aldi has emphasised this is not a move to expand into convenience. Instead, it is a response to the challenges of operating in London, with a lack of the larger sites with car parks. In this store visit report we look at the format in more detail and identify how it differs from standard Aldi stores.
09/08/2019
A monthly summary of the latest developments in the discount channel globally. We provide additional insights and our analysis on various topics, such as private labels, retailer strategies or digital developments related to the channel.
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We have visited the latest stores from Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd in Germany, both demonstrating interesting developments for the retailer.

This in-depth guide to Germany explores the key trends in grocery retail and the growth strategies of the leading retailers in the country.

An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for Aldi.

Access key indicators for over 400 retailers and grocery market sizes for over 180 countries.

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