Aldi news

16 October 2018
Grocery market growth has slowed from 3.8% to 3.2% according to the latest data release from Kantar Worldpanel, pulled down mainly by weaker volume growth. Inflation constant as volumes dip In the 12 weeks to 7 October 2018, the market grew by 3.2%, down from 3.8% in the previous month when the period included the late June / early July heat wave and the boost from the World Cup. However gr...
01 October 2018
Aldi UK and Ireland's results for the full year to 31 December 2017 show a rise in profits for the first time in four years. Profits grew to £265.9m, up 26% on the previous year. Sales exceed £10bn as Aldi attracts new customers Another year of double digit growth for Aldi's UK and Ireland business with sales up 16.4% to £10.2bn. This performance reflects the discounter's growing customer...
18 September 2018
Roman Heini will join Lidl’s senior management team in October after spending 18 years with Aldi. Lidl has said it considers Heini a ‘valuable addition’ to the team. A wealth of experience Heini has spent the last 18 years employed by Aldi in several senior positions. He was largely responsible for Aldi Süd's modernisation programme as well as its expansion in the UK, Ireland and Switzerlan...
18 September 2018
Since announcing plans to introduce a new store layout in March 2018, Aldi Belgium has transformed 100 stores. A further 60 stores are expected to be remodelled by the end of 2018. The redesign will enhance shopping experience The operation is Aldi Belgium’s largest investment to date and will cost €350m. The new store layout is designed around enhancing shopping experience through the use ...
18 September 2018
Aldi is expanding its pilot programme with Instacart to offer online grocery delivery to all US stores. Available from more than 1,800 stores Aldi started working with the on-demand delivery company, Instacart, in 2016. Last year, it extended the pilot programme to additional locations, including Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana and Rockford. The success of this initiative has led to the nati...
12 September 2018
The CEO of Aldi Nord, Marc Heussinger, has announced his resignation. As reported in Handlesblatt, a spokesperson for Aldi said the decision came after pressure to modernise faster. Hufnagel replaces Heussinger Torsten Hufnagel will become interim CEO, until a permanent appointment can be made. However, reports in Handlesblatt suggest Hufnagel could be appointed permanently due to his kn...
04 September 2018
Aldi Süd has partnered with FE-Trading to trial ten forecourt sites with the hope of future expansion throughout Germany. The retailer also plans to increase the number of charging stations for electric cars at several branches nationwide. Refuel and shop Aldi forecourt sites were first introduced by the Austrian offshoot Hofer in Salzburg in 2009. The sites were introduced to make ...
23 August 2018
As the August Kantar data reveals another period of double digit growth for Aldi, we round-up news from discounter in three topical areas: online, Brexit, and price. Testing the online opportunity In an interview with The Grocer, Aldi UK & Ireland CEO Giles Hurley shared that Aldi's number of online transactions was up 60%, and highlighted the test and learn nature of its work in this chann...
13 August 2018
As part of the continued evolution of its offer in the US, Aldi is expanding its fresh food ranges to include more healthy, convenient and on-trend items. Remodelling and expanding store base Aldi continues to see solid success in the US as it adapts and tailors its offer to the market. The business is currently investing around $5bn to remodel and expand its store network to 2,500 stores b...
09 August 2018
The discounter aims for its operations in the UK and Ireland to be net carbon neutral by 2019. Investing in environmental and efficient solutions Aldi is taking a mulit-pronged approach to reducing its environmental impact, including alternative energy sources and reducing resource usage. This work delivers on Aldi's commitment to the Courtauld 2025 initiative to reduce waste, reduce greenh...