Aldi news

30 October 2013
The number of food discounters’ stores in Germany has been declining since April 2013, according to Lebensmittel Zeitung. Market saturation? The fast expansion pace of the discounters in Germany belongs to the past. The expansion reached its peak in August 2013 with a reported 15,659 discount stores across Germany. Although more than 200 new outlets were opened this year, food discount...
28 October 2013
Aldi UK is set to reach a new landmark, with plans to open its 500th store on 31st October in Bury St Edmonds. 500th store celebration Aldi is supporting the opening of its new milestone store with the biggest shopper competition it has ever run. It is offering 10 customers the chance to win free shopping for a year, as a way of thanking shoppers for their support. To enter shoppers need to ...
24 October 2013
Tesco has announced the launch of its Price Promise scheme in the Irish market, which will be comparing prices to Aldi and Lidl. Price Promise in action Tesco's Irish Price Promise will work on the same principle as its UK scheme, which compares Tesco prices with Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrisons. However the Irish guarantee will compare the prices at checkout with those of comparable produ...
22 October 2013
Figures from Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks to 13 October 2013 shows that the UK grocery market has slowed appreciably in the Autumn months, with growth in the latest period down to 3.0% from 4.2% in the three months to 15 September.  Meantime the Kantar measure of inflation remained stable on 4.2%, indicating the market volumes are coming under pressure once more. 12 ...
17 October 2013
Aldi is in the midst of an aggressive store opening programme in Australian as it continues to gain traction with shoppers and steal share from market leaders Woolworths and Coles. Entering new states Aldi currently operates stores across eastern Australia, with stores in the states of New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. With sales surging by over 20% in 2012, Aldi is looking to capita...
01 October 2013
The UK's leading discounters, Lidl and Aldi, are developing new ways of operating to move their respective businesses towards a more sustainable model. Lidl: significant investment in technology Lidl has invested £27m into new "plug-in" chillers. The leakage rate from the new units will be less than 1%, making them more environmentally friendly than Lidl's previous refrigeration system. They...
30 September 2013
Aldi UK has posted a 40.6% rise in sales, to £3.9bn, in the year to 31st December 2012. Sensational sales growth Aldi’s 40.6% sales growth is a truly standout achievement. The performance far outstrips the growth achieved by the big four, with everybody but Sainsbury’s losing share in 2012, according to Kantar Worldpanel data. Aldi has even outperformed its closest rival, Lidl, who achieve...
24 September 2013
Strong growth at Sainsbury's stood out as one of the key features of the latest market share figures released by Kantar Worldpanel, with the retailer enjoying growth of 5.1% in the 12 weeks to 15 September. Sainsbury's gains driven by quality and value focus With its market-beating 5.1% uplift, Sainsbury's stood out as the exception amongst the largest four grocers, successfully growi...
18 September 2013
As Aldi's strong performance continues in Ireland, the discounter has announced that it will continue to grow its supply of Irish products. Annual spend with Irish suppliers has tripled Aldi has revealed that it spends three times as much with Irish suppliers as it did in 2008. This amounts to an impressive 50% of its grocery sales now coming from its 127 Irish suppliers, producers and manuf...
16 September 2013
1. Aldi, Kilburn Opened in April 2013, this is Aldi’s first move into convenience retailing in the UK, providing a possible blueprint for future expansion as it looks to build its presence in central London. It has an extensive food-to-go offer to effectively cater for the convenience shopper, while an extended produce and bakery offer, also positioned at the front of store communicates qualit...