Aldi news

24 February 2020
Aldi Australia is driving double digit growth from its liquor category according to its buying director for wines and sparkling, Jason Bowyer and he predicts this growth to continue for a number of reasons. 1. Quality preception on the increase Last year saw Aldi's liquor range win more awards than ever before, with 150 medals and three trophies for wine, a trophy for beer and six gold meda...
20 February 2020
Aldi UK has reinforced its plastic reduction pledge by issuing suppliers with a warning that they could be delisted if they do not meet its plastic packaging reduction targets, according to NamNews. Non-negotiable plastic reduction targets Aldi aims to reduce its plastic packaging by 25% over the next three years. As part of this, it has pledged 100% of its private label range will be recyc...
10 February 2020
We look at the latest news from Aldi across Europe, Australia and the US. Aldi Australia launches Healthy Picks app Source: App Store Australia Aldi Australia has teamed up with The George Institute for Global Health, to create an app that makes grocery shopping easier and more health focused. This is part of the retailer’s wider strategy to develop its healthy food assortment. ...
04 February 2020
The start to 2020 saw weak growth in the GB grocery market, with sales +0.3% in the 12 weeks to January 26th, according to Kantar. Once again shoppers committed to Dry January and Veganuary, boosting sales in some areas but not driving significant growth across the sector. We look at this in more detail and key retailers' performance during the period. Volumes continue to fall The slow mark...
04 February 2020
The UK’s Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA), Christine Tacon, has today (4 February 2020) launched her annual survey, inviting suppliers to share their experiences of trading relationships with major retailers and highlight any issues they are facing. The survey has played a vital role in helping the GCA to achieve progress for suppliers, demonstrating where retailers efforts have improved Code ...
27 January 2020
Aldi Spain reveals an overview of its expansion achievements in 2019, whilst appointing a new expansion director for 2020. Aldi’s 2019 expansion overview Aldi Spain completed 2019 with 308 stores, with 17 new store openings, it has increased its commercial area by 6.3%. The group has focused on regions such as; Andalusia, Basque Country, Balearic Islands, Catalonia, Madrid and Valencia. ...
23 January 2020
Aldi Ireland has announced it will be running its 'Grow with Aldi' supplier development programme for the third year in a row, in 2020. So far the retailer has invested €1.5m in this initiative over three years, in association with Bord Bia. We look at what this means for Irish suppliers in more detail. Source: Aldi Ireland What? The 'Grow with Aldi'...
15 January 2020
Despite growth slowing in the lead up to Christmas, sales in the Irish grocery market reached over €1bn in December for the first time on record, according to Kantar. Overall market sales growth was 1.5% in the 12 weeks to December 29th. Discounters lead the way Aldi was the strongest performer of the festive season, with sales +6.3%. Lidl reached its highest ever market share in the period...
07 January 2020
Newly released GB market data from Kantar reveals only marginal growth for the crucial Christmas quarter. Sales in the 12 weeks to December 29th grew by just 0.2%, the slowest rate over Christmas since 2015 and down from 0.5% in the 12 weeks to December 1st. This suggests that trading was particularly disappointing for the four weeks to December 29th. The weak trend is mirrored by Nielsen whic...
06 January 2020
Aldi is first off the starting block with its Christmas reporting. The discounter delivered sales growth of 7.9% in the four weeks to Christmas Eve, hailing 2019 as its "best-ever Christmas". Growth supported by new store openings The addition of 47 stores to its estate compared to last year supported Aldi's strong Christmas performance. The impact is difficult to quantify as the retailer d...