Aldi news

20 March 2019
Aldi has launched a new banner; Aldi 'Local' in Balham London. We look at how the 'Local' banner differs from its standard stores and how discounters are evolving their store formats. Offering a more convenient option in the city environment The  store is around 600 sq m, half the size of a typical Aldi and has a reduced range. There are around 1,500 SKUs, compared to the 1,800 in a standar...
05 March 2019
The overall growth of the UK grocery market was 1.9% in the 12 weeks up to February 24th, according to the latest data from the Kantar Worldpanel. This was a slight increase of +0.2 percentage points on January, reflecting a nudge upwards in both inflation and volume.  Brexit: despite growing concern shoppers are not stockpiling Brexit remains a key issue. Shoppers are worried about its imp...
18 February 2019
The UK’s Groceries Code Adjudicator, Christine Tacon, has today (18 February) launched her annual survey, inviting suppliers to share their experiences of trading relationships with major retailers and highlight any issues they are facing.   This year the survey – the sixth carried out by the GCA - includes Ocado and B&M, which were designated by the Competition and Markets Authority in Novemb...
05 February 2019
Britain's overall grocery market growth was slightly higher at 1.7% in the 12 weeks to January 27th than the 1.6% growth we saw over the Christmas period, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel. Sales declined by £1.5bn from December, however this was expected as shoppers made the inevitable cut backs after Christmas. Inflation remained the same at 1.3%, implying a small amount of...
01 February 2019
Aldi Nord and South’s strategy continues to evolve as they announced, for the first time, discount offers on permanently listed brands. Expand offers to the permanent range In Germany, Aldi Nord and Sud will be offering reduced prices on branded products from their permanent ranges. Aldi used to limit these offers to temporary listed products or brands, as seen last year .    The fir...
24 January 2019
We look at the latest developments from Lidl and Aldi in Ireland. Discounters continue to gain market share The discounters are continuing to gain market share in Ireland with the latest Kantar data for the 12 weeks ending 30th December showing that Lidl and Aldi were the strongest performing grocery retailers in Ireland over the Christmas period. Sales value growth was 8.8% for Lidl and 4....
22 January 2019
Senior Retail Analyst Nick Gladding looks at how Christmas played out for the grocery sector and the key challenges facing our industry in 2019. IGD newsletters Get the latest industry news and insights straight to your inbox with our range of newsletters. Sign up here
10 January 2019
Aldi Suisse has opened its first ever store in a train station, in Lausanne. This is a new concept and location for Aldi Suisse. It shows how the retailer is becoming more flexible with its formats and locations. Targeting new shoppers in a different environment With an area of only 240 sq m this is the smallest ever Aldi store built to fit with its environment and the shoppers’ needs. Its ...
08 January 2019
Britain's grocery market grew more slowly over the Christmas period as inflation softened and more people shopped at discounters, according to new data from Kantar Worldpanel. Lower inflation impacts growth In the 12 weeks to December 30th, market growth was 1.6%, down from 2.0% in the 12 weeks to October 7th and from 3.8% for the same period a year ago, pulled down by lower inflation. Infl...
07 January 2019
Aldi UK reported its best-ever Christmas, with sales close to GBP1bn sales for the month of December. Premium ranges were a key growth driver for the discounter. Standout performance from Specially Selected range The week before Christmas (commencing 17 December) was Aldi's busiest-ever, with sales growing 10% year-on-year. Giles Hurley, CEO of Aldi UK attributed this performance to the ...