Aldi news

14 September 2020
Aldi UK is running a pilot of a grocery click and collect service for the first time. Available to Aldi’s staff, initially At the moment, the trial of the service is being run exclusively for Aldi colleagues from a store in the Midlands. If the trial proves successful, it will be extended to customers and to further stores across the country in the near future. How does it work? Aldi ...
03 September 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of uncertainties regarding students returning to school in the UK. Parents are equipping their children with new school essentials such as face masks, hand sanitisers and disinfectant wipes to ensure they are safe. With many changes in the way school will be conducted such as no school meals, retailers in the UK are providing inspiration and solutions to he...
26 August 2020
Aldi in Australia has made a significant announcement that it plans for 100% of its operations to be powered by renewable energy by 2021. All operations to adopt renewable energy Aldi will use a combination of solar and wind to power its operations beyond 2021. The retailer has sign two 10 year deals with wind farms that will provide power for all of its stores in NSW and Victoria. It will ...
25 August 2020
In the 12 weeks to 9th August, take-home grocery sales growth slowed to 18.0%, according to Kantar. We look at the results in more detail, including the strong performance from the discount and online channels. Average spend decreases and frequency of visit slows In this reporting period shoppers continued to transition back towards normal shopping behaviours as restrictions eased. In the m...
24 August 2020
We look at the latest news from the discount channel in UK and Ireland. Lidl Ireland reaches €2bn sales Lidl's turnover in Ireland has reached over €2bn, according to The Irish Times. The discounter has over 200 stores in Ireland, 40 of which are in Northern Ireland. By the end of 2020 Lidl is looking to open a further 11 stores and refit or extend a another 12. It also plans to open a new ...
18 August 2020
In the 12 weeks ending 9th August take home grocery sales grew by 14.4%, according to Kantar. This was a slight slowdown compared to the 16.9% growth of the previous reporting period. Growth slowed as restrictions eased further and shoppers began to return to their normal habits, with average spend declining and frequency of visit increasing. We look at the results in more detail and the lates...
07 August 2020
At the end of July, Aldi Süd launched a global request for startups specialized in computer vision and sensor-based products monitoring technologies. This could contribute to the fast track of Aldi Sud’s technological evolution and enable it to catch up with competitors, especially Amazon. Looking for startups ready to test their solutions Like other recent projects launched by the di...
07 August 2020
Aldi Ireland announced plans to trial reusable fresh produce bags made from 100% recycled plastic bottles at 10 of its stores across the country. From 10 th  of August Shoppers will have the option to purchase the reusable bags for €0.49 per bag. According to the retailer, the reusable bags will be displayed in store using a dedicated stand, which is also 100% recyclable and made from 30% r...
04 August 2020
With ongoing rises in COVID-19 transmission, Australia's second largest city, Melbourne, has imposed stronger lockdown measures. We review what this means and how retailers have reacted. New lockdown measures explained The Victorian state goverment implemented the new 'stage 4' measures from Sunday 2 August and they will remain in place for six weeks, until Sunday 13 September. People are o...
30 July 2020
Aldi plans to open an average of one new store a week in the UK until Christmas 2020. One store every week The store expansion plan for the rest of the year is part of Aldi’s strategy to reach 1,200 stores across the UK by 2025. The retailer is set to open stores in locations including Bristol and Edinburgh. Aldi plans to hire 1,200 additional employees throughout the rest of the year, with...