Aldi news

06 December 2018
According to Retail Gazette, Aldi has opened eight new stores on the same day as it ramps up its store opening programme before the year end. Eight store openings in one day The eight new stores which all opened on Thursday 29th November 2018 are located in Bodmin, Chellaston, Eckington, Glasgow, Islington, Longridge, Oldham and Skelton. Aldi's Islington store on London's Holloway Road has ...
04 December 2018
Co-op is the last of the major UK retailers to launch its Christmas ad. John Lewis & Partners John Lewis & Partners has released its much-awaited Christmas campaign ‘The Boy and the Piano’, starring Elton John. The two-minute advertisement tells the story of how one special gift can inspire and influence the course of someone’s life. Set to the iconic ‘Your Song’, the story works backwards ...
14 November 2018
Aldi Süd has appointed Horst Leitner as the new CEO of its Hofer subsidiary. Leitner will take office on 1 December 2018. “Helm contributed decisively”… Leitner will replace Günther Helm, who has held the title of head of Hofer since 2010. Helm has decided to leave Aldi to “pursue new professional challenges”. Aldi commented, “Helm contributed decisively to the definition of the strateg...
13 November 2018
Growth in the British grocery market has slowed significantly as both inflation and volume growth slipped, according to the latest market update from Kantar Worldpanel. Inflation and volumes slip In the 12 weeks to 4 November 2018, the market grew by 2.6%, down from 3.2% in the 12 weeks to October 7th. Inflation also eased from +2.0% to +1.8% between the two periods, suggesting that volume ...
08 November 2018
Aldi Belgium launches its largest ever marketing campaign with the strapline, “We keep knocking on one nail: quality! Although the price is never far away...”. New channels of marketing Aldi Belgium, as reported by trade publication Retail Detail, has decided to expand its marketing strategy to reach a wider audience. It hopes to better serve its loyal customers and encourage its ‘occasio...
25 October 2018
In the beginning of 2018 we laid out some of the trends to shape Central and Eastern Europe’s (CEE) grocery retail market . As we near the end of the year we review them. In the first part we highlight some of the examples that confirm our first two trends - Discounters flex new store sizes and Building shopping destination. Discounters flex new store sizes Discounters in CEE are diver...
17 October 2018
Aldi in Australia has launched a new marketing campaign ‘No pointless points’, with the slogan ‘Just more savings than any other supermarket’. No gimmicks just low prices The campaign is Aldi’s latest attempt to showcase how it differentiates itself in Australia. With its ongoing focus on low prices, it also highlights that by not having a loyalty scheme, Aldi can invest back into offering ...
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...