Aldi news

25 July 2019
In the 12 weeks leading up to the 14th July overall market sales fell by 0.5%. This was the first decline in market growth since June 2016. We look at the factors influencing this and key retailers' performance. Cooler weather and lack of seasonal events slows performance This decline was not unexpected as retailers were up against a challenging comparative period where the heat wave and wo...
09 July 2019
We look at Aldi's new vegan range and its plans to reduce plastic waste further. Expanding specialist diet offering with 'I am vegan' range Aldi has launched a new range called 'I am vegan'. Products are plant based, made with soy and pea protein. The first product to launch was the quarter pounder burger , with the plan to add more lines in the future. The range is a build on Aldi's ex...
07 July 2019
According to Lebensmittel Zeitung, Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd in Germany are set to align the sourcing of their private label brands by the end of 2020. Aligning sourcing and strategies In Germany, the two companies already work together. Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd started joint discounted price campaigns on branded products in January 2019. The two companies also work closely on sustainability a...
25 June 2019
Market growth was 1.4% in the 12 weeks to 16 June 2019, according to the latest results from Kantar. Performance has slowed compared to this time last year, when growth was 2.1%. We look at the factors influencing this and key retailers' performance. Cooler weather slows growth This year growth is more modest due to the cooler weather and lack of celebratory occasions such as the World Cup ...
25 June 2019
We look the continued evolution of Aldi and Lidl UK, including three key areas the retailers are focusing on. 1. Small store expansion in London: appealing to the city shopper After the successful trial of its first 'Local' store in Balham, South London, Aldi has announced it will be opening seven more. According to The Grocer this will include a new store to open in Camden on 27th J...
11 June 2019
From July onwards Aldi will be replacing its plastic bags with paper and biodegradable ones. Paper or biodegradable trial Half of Aldi's stores will trial paper bags and the other half, biodegradable ones. The biodegradable bags are made from a biodegradable material called Bioplast and will be compostable within 12 months. When the trial ends Aldi will roll-out whichever is more popular ac...
07 June 2019
On 7 June, Aldi Süd opened its first two physical stores in Shanghai, China. The stores present a completely different and very premium look and feel compared to its stores in Europe and US. They also offer services that are not usually seen at discounters, such as counters and a scan and go payment solution. Very premium look and feel Source: Aldi China Aldi has decided to use a ve...
30 May 2019
Aldi Süd has revealed it will open stores in China, with the first one opening on the 7 th of June in Shanghai. China will become the 11 th market where Aldi Süd operates standalone stores, strengthening its position as a global retailer. This announcement comes just weeks after Lidl closed its online operations in the country. From online to physical Aldi Süd used a different approach wh...
29 May 2019
In the 12 weeks to 19th May 2019 the grocery market grew by 1.3% according to the latest results from Kantar. This was slower than the previous reporting period of April, and the equivalent period in 2018. Inflation continued to decrease (+1.2% compared to +1.4% in the previous period). We look at these results in more detail.  Slowing growth Shoppers have cut back on spend this month. In M...
28 May 2019
We share three examples of how Aldi and Lidl are adding excitement for shoppers beyond the store.  1. 'Lidl Movie Moments'   Source: Lidl   Lidl has partnered with Cineworld cinemas to give shoppers the chance to win cinema tickets for family. If shoppers spend over £40 and upload a photo of their receipt to the Lidl website they will be entere...