Aldi news

16 February 2018
Aldi Süd will enter the Italian market in March 2018. New European operation With a strong presence in a number of European markets, Aldi S üd is extending operations into Italy, opening ten stores initially. The new stores will be between 1,000-1,500 sq m and stock around 1,900 SKU's. The stores will offer a wide range of organic products. Additionally, over 75% of the food assortment ...
14 February 2018
We bring you the latest Aldi news from across Europe. Aldi Süd removing automated bakery Aldi Süd will be replacing all its automated bakery areas in its German stores with self service counters. This will allow it to offer up to 40 fresh products, a significant increase from the 15 currently offered. Through its 'Meine Backwelt' bakery concept, it will now have visibility into its bakery, ...
08 February 2018
Aldi Australia has announced plans to open 32 news stores in 2018 and refresh a further 40 stores. New stores to focus more on fresh food All new and refreshed stores will display Aldi's latest format, with a growing emphasis on fresh food, healthy living products, organic items and fresh meat. Stores will continue to open across all existing states, with seven planned in NSW, eight in Quee...
24 January 2018
Aldi Nord and Süd in Germany are moving away from their hard discount business model, offering discounts on selected branded goods for the first time. Change in pricing strategy This new initiative sees the retailer move away from its EDLP strategy and encourage shoppers to multi-buy. Both Aldi Nord and Süd are offering a discount of 25% on 18 Nivea products if you buy at least three produc...
09 January 2018
New market data from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to December 31st, suggests that the grocery sector enjoyed significant sales growth over the festive period. Sales rose by 3.8%, considerably faster than the 3.1% in the previous 12 week period.   Inflation drives £1bn sales increase Sales for the festive period were £1bn higher than 2016 as higher inflation obliged customers to sp...
08 January 2018
As Auchan and Aldi grow their store presence, Lidl launches a new marketing campaign and Continente evaluates its private label ranges, we round up news from Portugal. Auchan sets out investment plans As part of an interview in local newspaper Expresso, Auchan Portugal’s managing director, Pedro Cid, has said the retailer is aiming to invest €90m in the country over the next two years. Cid ...
04 January 2018
The discounter saw sales rise 15% compared to December last year, while annual sales for the UK and Ireland broke the £10bn mark for the first time. Last year, Aldi also reported 15% growth over Christmas, proving the discounter to be a consistently strong seasonal performer. Specially Selected "surpassed all expectations" Aldi's premium private label range was a stand-out area of performan...
14 December 2017
Aldi is set to boost its relationships with local suppliers via a new small-scale supplier scheme. Increased local range Aldi is offering small food and drink businesses in Scotland the chance to secure space on the shelves of its 78 stores across Scotland with the roll out of its new supplier development scheme. The move follows Aldi’s announcement in May, in which the retailer unveiled...
12 December 2017
The latest monthly release of 12-week data from Kantar Worldpanel, shows that the GB grocery market grew by 3.1% in the period to 3 December, slightly slower than seen in the November data.  However, by the Kantar measure, inflation has continued to accelerate, up to 3.6%, the highest level seen in the market since 2013, and indicating that overall volumes are slightly down on the year. Aldi r...
04 December 2017
Iceland, Co-op and Poundland are the last to release their Christmas adverts. Asda Asda became the first of the major UK food retailers to launch a Christmas advertisement. In a set that resembles Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, Asda has reproduced the magical feel of Christmas whilst upholding a clear focus on tradition and food. The messaging should help build on Asda's recent work to...