Aldi news

23 November 2017
We have been to see Aldi Nord’s newest store in Paris to understand first hand how the retailer is softening the in-store environment as it looks to change shopper perception of its brand. Retailer looking to improve perception in France We looked at the opening of two Aldi Nord stores in Paris and Nice in our article here . We visited the former on its day of opening to see the initia...
23 November 2017
French trade publication LSA has reported that Aldi Nord has opened stores in central city locations in Paris and Nice. The new stores break with the retailer’s tradition of operating stores in areas with comparatively low rents and around the country’s major cities. New stores underline growing flexibility The store in Paris is comparatively small, at 980 sq. m, while the one in Nice is re...
21 November 2017
Lidl prepares for its first Black Friday event, whilst Aldi trials end of day reductions to reduce food waste. Lidl's first Black Friday event Lidl's Black Friday event fits in its regular biweekly promotional cycle, launching on Thursday 23rd November. Items on offer span food and non-food categories, appealing to seasonal shoppers, for example Champagne and premium private label Deluxe Se...
20 November 2017
We round up the latest news from the Netherlands as Albert Heijn trials 15 minute delivery and plans to reopen three XL stores thus year. Elsewhere, Jumbo has committed to sustainable dairy, Lidl has opened its largest Dutch store, Aldi introduced weekend promotional campaigns and Jan Linders opened its 60th store. Albert Heijn offers 15 minute delivery… Albert Heijn is trialling fifteen mi...
16 November 2017
Aldi Süd is revamping its private label offer in Germany and is set to open self-service refuelling stations in the parking area of three of its stores in Hungary.   Major overhaul of offer As part of its wider strategy, over the next few years Aldi S üd will be undertaking an overhaul of its private label range in Germany. This will entail reviewing the entire range, with potential re...
14 November 2017
The latest grocery retail market data release from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to November 5th, shows market growth edging up from 3.1% to 3.2%, lifted by a pick up in inflation. It now stands at 3.4%, its highest level for four years and up from 3.2% last month.   Lidl leads the pack For the fifth consecutive period Lidl was the fastest growing food retailer, with sales up 15.1%...
09 November 2017
We bring you the latest developments from Aldi across the globe. Aldi in Germany launching gift cards Aldi Nord and Aldi S üd are launching a gift card which will be available to purchase in-store and can be used in all Aldi stores in Germany. Prior to this, Aldi sold gift cards for other retailers, but did not offer them for its own stores. The decision to launch its own cards is a res...
25 October 2017
Aldi Süd has launched a pop up restaurant in Munich. Trialling food service The pop up bistro is located in the courtyard of the Old Academy, a historic building in Munich. This is not the retailers first trial into the restaurant business. Earlier this year it opened a pop up restaurant concept in Cologne for three months, with hot and cold meals served. All dishes were made freshly, usin...
17 October 2017
The latest grocery retail market data release from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to October 8th, shows a slowdown in market growth to 3.1%. Inflation has held steady at 3.2% implying that volumes have dipped into negative territory at -0.1%. Moving beyond peak inflation? The lack of further upward movement in prices, follows a 0.1% drop in inflation last month, suggesting that price p...
11 October 2017
It has been revealed that fast growing discount operator Aldi has submitted plans for an 88,000 sq m distribution centre at Elstow just south of Bedford.  This would be Aldi's twelfth regional distribution centre in the UK, and would provide additional logistics capacity to support ongoing store development across the counties of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, where the retailer...