Aldi news

04 June 2020
In reaction to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic Australian retailers have implemented lots of measures to ensure that everyone has access to the food and consumer goods products they need - we will continue to update this article with the latest measures... Saying thank you Woolworths has announced that it will reward over 100,000 staff with over AU$50m of free company shares and gift...
29 May 2020
Aldi is expanding its Curbside Grocery Pickup service in the US to nearly 600 stores following successful trials at a select number. Offering a convenient service to shoppers The click and collect service will be available at nearly 600 stores by the end of July. The pandemic has probably accelerated this development, providing a convenient and safe solution. Jason Hart, Aldi US’s CEO, s...
29 May 2020
Retailers across Ireland are introducing queue management systems to control the number of shoppers in store, to make social distancing easier for shoppers and staff. Tesco Source: Tesco Ireland Twitter Tesco's new queuing technology counts how many shoppers enter and leave the store, calculating when it is safe for the next person in the queue to en...
27 May 2020
In this article we round up the latest initiatives seen in the discount and variety discount channel, to address the challenges created by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Aldi launches traffic light system to control customer flow Aldi is implementing a new automated traffic light system at entrances to stores, to control the flow of customers. The retailer will be rolling out the syst...
27 May 2020
The 12-week period to 17th May saw grocery sales rise 14.3%, the fastest rate since comparable records began in 1994, according to the latest figures from Kantar. We look at the results in more detail and performance from key retailers. Shoppers conducted fewer, larger shops The 12 weeks to 17th May included the pre-lockdown rush to the shops in March and eight weeks of stay-at-home advice....
22 May 2020
Considering a potential recessionary environment in many countries in the medium term and economic uncertainty in the short term, the different Aldi operations are reinforcing their communication and marketing campaigns to reaffirm their low-price positions and strategies. We look at the latest initiatives being implemented by the retailer in Germany, the US and Australia. Aldi Nord and Ald...
20 May 2020
Aldi Süd announced a new partnership with Infarm, a leading indoor vertical farming company, in Germany. The first vertical-farm units will be installed in store by the end of May. Fresh move from the discounter Adli Süd is the latest retailer and the first discounter to partner with Infarm. Germany is Infarm’s largest market where it already partners with Edeka and Metro. By the end ...
12 May 2020
On 11 May the lockdown implemented to fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic ended in France. We visited several stores to see how those that were closed are reopening and how the new safety measures are now part of the new normal. New rules and measures for shoppers’ safety To guarantee social distancing and provide a safe shopping environment many rules and solutions were implemented d...
11 May 2020
The discounter giant confirms that it will stick to its long-term expansion plan, despite the pandemic. Plans to have nine stores by mid 2020 Aldi opened its first store in June 2019. Currently operating seven stores, all of them in Shanghai, the retail plans to have nine stores by mid 2020. It is estimated that Aldi would need a network of at least 30 stores in Shanghai to achie...
03 May 2020
In this regularly updated article, we summarise the latest responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK: Market update: Grocery sales growth slows to 5.5% in April:  New data from Kantar  reveals a slowdown in grocery market growth from 20.6% in March to 5.5% over the four weeks to April 19th as consumers settle into life under lockdown. Multiples update: Sain...