Aldi news

26 October 2020
Aldi UK looks set to reach its 1,200 store target by 2025 as it opens its 900th store. Slowing expansion, but still on track to meet target Aldi has said it expects to open around 100 stores over 2020 and 2021. Typically over the past few years Aldi would have opened between 120 and 140 stores over a two year period, therefore the new forecasts represent a slight slowing down of expansion. ...
14 October 2020
In the 12 weeks ending 4th October market growth was +9.4%, according to Kantar, the first time we have seen it drop from double digits since April. In this article we explore the growth in more detail, leading retailers' performance, and highlight key pieces of content you may have missed in September and October. Changing restrictions once again impact behaviour Despite the overall drop f...
07 October 2020
In recent years Aldi Nord’s group sales have grown at around 2%, one of the slowest rates in the discount channel globally. The AniKo concept, launched in 2016, was expected to drive a recovery in growth and has required billions to be invested to upgrade the store network. However, the slow pace to add new and more varied products to the assortment, the growing competition and pricing pressures ...
06 October 2020
Aldi has announced it will be removing all free plastic bags for loose fruit and vegetables from store by the end of 2020. A more sustainable alternative Shoppers will instead be able to purchase a reusable bag made from recycled bottles for 25p. Source: Aldi Aldi has said this will save 100 tonnes of plastic a year. Strong commitment to plasti...
28 September 2020
Aldi UK has released its preliminary FY19 results, for the 12 months ending 31st December 2019, ahead of the impending publication of its full accounts on Companies House. The release show strong sales and profit growth, but a slow down in forecast store openings. We take a look at the results in more detail and consider the retailer's evolution in 2019 and 2020. Strong sales growth continues ...
25 September 2020
A new ALDI store opens in Shanghai in September. It is the retailer’s eighth store in two years. Localised range appeals to Chinese consumers Situated on Hongguan Road, Hongkou District, the store carries about 1,000 SKUs from Ready-to-Eat meals to body care products. The range includes quality imports such as French wine and Australian ice cream, as well as local products that appeal to lo...
23 September 2020
Following a successful trial for store staff, Aldi has launched its click and collect service to customers. What does Aldi's click and collect look like? The click and collect service is currently available from the Loughborough, Allendale Road store. Aldi's website states it is rolling out the service to more stores, the location of which have not yet been announced. ...
22 September 2020
As Christmas products are starting to hit the shelves, retailers and suppliers are hopeful that despite conditions, shoppers will be looking for little luxuries at the end of the year. We explore six themes for Christmas this year and what retailers are doing to help create an exciting festive season. More time spent at home With concerns about the virus, people will be spending more time a...
22 September 2020
With shopping habits starting to return to normal market growth once again slowed in this period, with sales of +13.7% for the 12 weeks to 6th September, according to Kantar. This compares to the 18% growth seen in the previous reporting period. The picture however starts to change when looking at the past four weeks, where local lockdowns have had an impact, causing additional spend. We look ...
15 September 2020
Market growth once again slowed in this reporting period as shoppers continued to return to their pre-Covid behaviours, and many stopped shielding. In the 12 weeks ending 6th September take home grocery sales grew by 10.8%, according to Kantar. This was the fifth month to see double digit growth, however was a slowdown compared to the 14.4% growth seen in the previous reporting period. We l...