Aldi news

09 March 2018
Aldi is expanding internationally at a rapid pace. It recently entered Italy and is growing quickly in Australia . The retailer is now looking at China as its next destination to establish a physical presence. We review the path the retailer has taken to come up with this decision, potential impact and other implications to consider.  Online trading a feasibility study... Nearly on...
06 March 2018
New data from Kantar Worldpanel points to encouraging performances from Morrisons and Tesco as weaker inflation created more opportunities for volume growth across the market. Volume growth returns as as inflation eases Value growth in grocery sales slowed in the 12 weeks to February 25th was 3.2%, down from a peak of 3.8% in December. This easing largely reflects a drop in inflation which ...
03 March 2018
US clothing and homewares retailer, Kohl’s, is partnering with Aldi, which will see the hard discount retailer open stores within Kohl’s outlets. We look at the details behind the deal, whether it is a good fit and what it tells us about partnerships and alliances in the industry. Retailers will reallocate in-store space as digital commerce grows Kohl’s announced last year that it would loo...
02 March 2018
The discounter promotes Giles Hurley to the position of UK & Ireland chief executive, as Matthew Barnes is set to take up a new role for parent company Aldi Süd. Hurley promoted to UK & Ireland CEO Giles Hurley is set to replace Matthew Barnes as the discounter’s UK and Ireland chief executive on May 1st. Hurley has been with the retailer for nearly 20 years, having previously acted as t...
16 February 2018
Aldi Süd will enter the Italian market in March 2018. New European operation With a strong presence in a number of European markets, Aldi S üd is extending operations into Italy, opening ten stores initially. The new stores will be between 1,000-1,500 sq m and stock around 1,900 SKU's. The stores will offer a wide range of organic products. Additionally, over 75% of the food assortment ...
14 February 2018
We bring you the latest Aldi news from across Europe. Aldi Süd removing automated bakery Aldi Süd will be replacing all its automated bakery areas in its German stores with self service counters. This will allow it to offer up to 40 fresh products, a significant increase from the 15 currently offered. Through its 'Meine Backwelt' bakery concept, it will now have visibility into its bakery, ...
08 February 2018
Aldi Australia has announced plans to open 32 news stores in 2018 and refresh a further 40 stores. New stores to focus more on fresh food All new and refreshed stores will display Aldi's latest format, with a growing emphasis on fresh food, healthy living products, organic items and fresh meat. Stores will continue to open across all existing states, with seven planned in NSW, eight in Quee...
24 January 2018
Aldi Nord and Süd in Germany are moving away from their hard discount business model, offering discounts on selected branded goods for the first time. Change in pricing strategy This new initiative sees the retailer move away from its EDLP strategy and encourage shoppers to multi-buy. Both Aldi Nord and Süd are offering a discount of 25% on 18 Nivea products if you buy at least three produc...
09 January 2018
New market data from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to December 31st, suggests that the grocery sector enjoyed significant sales growth over the festive period. Sales rose by 3.8%, considerably faster than the 3.1% in the previous 12 week period.   Inflation drives £1bn sales increase Sales for the festive period were £1bn higher than 2016 as higher inflation obliged customers to sp...
08 January 2018
As Auchan and Aldi grow their store presence, Lidl launches a new marketing campaign and Continente evaluates its private label ranges, we round up news from Portugal. Auchan sets out investment plans As part of an interview in local newspaper Expresso, Auchan Portugal’s managing director, Pedro Cid, has said the retailer is aiming to invest €90m in the country over the next two years. Cid ...