Aldi news

23 January 2023
To coincide with the International Green Week 2023 trade fair in Berlin, we look at some recent sustainability initiatives from Edeka, Lidl, REWE, Penny and Aldi Süd. Edeka responds to new food-to-go legislation From 1 st January 2023, all food-to-go and drinks containers provided to shoppers in Germany must be reusable. The new packaging law aims to reduce the amount of disposable packagi...
23 January 2023
Understand how the Spanish market continues to evolve as Mercadona expands its online capabilities further. Whereas DIA is selling its perfume shops to focus on proximity and the growth of its local food distribution. Separately, Aldi reports its successful 2022, its outlook to 2023 and its new social network initiative being trialled only in Spain. Mercadona expands it online capability   Sp...
12 January 2023
Aldi UK has announced it is closing its online operations in the UK. Wines and spirits will no longer be able to be purchased from the end of January and Specialbuys will no longer be available by autumn. Its click-and-collect service will however remain, in over 200 stores. What does the future hold for Aldi and online?  Aldi has said it wants to focus on low prices and estate expansion, r...
10 January 2023
Which announces Aldi was the cheapest supermarket in 2022 Aldi was found to be the least expensive grocer for the seventh month in a row. Its basket cost £81.63, closely followed by Lidl at £83.24. Tesco came in third cheapest, ahead of Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons, who all sat between £90 and £100. At the top end was Ocado at £102.87 and Waitrose at £112.62. Record Christmas results ...
09 January 2023
With our European grocery retail forecasts to 2027 showing increased discount penetration in a number of markets, we look at what retailers can learn from Germany to help prepare for discounter growth. How Germany can help retailers prepare for discount growth In this report we look at 10 things other markets can learn from Germany. The country’s grocery market is led by the discount ch...
05 January 2023
Aldi UK has announced that it “delivered its best ever Christmas” with sales during December surpassing £1.4 billion, representing an increase of 26% in December. With plenty of new stores, though, it is hard to ascertain what the like-for-like performance may have been. Kantar data suggests that Aldi has continued to take market share from mainstream supermarket rivals, its most recent numbers...
12 December 2022
Norwegian retailer, Reitan Retail, is buying the majority of Aldi Nord’s stores in Denmark, as the discounter exits the market. Subject to approval by the Danish competition authorities, Reitan will purchase 114 stores and three distribution centers from Aldi, for an undisclosed amount. The agreement excludes Aldi’s head office and remaining stores in Denmark. As part of the deal, around 1,200...
09 December 2022
The latest release from Kantar, based on data from its 30,000-strong shopper panel, indicates that in the 12-weeks to 27th November 2022 total till roll consumer spend in Great Britain rose by 5.9%, up from 5.2% in the previous reporting period. Inflation falls slightly Grocery price inflation over the 12-week period stood at 14.6%, a 0.1% decrease from the previous month and the first decr...
08 December 2022
This week I visited the city of Düsseldorf, in the west of Germany. Here are the five things I loved during my visits to stores around the city. 1. Wowed by Edeka Zurheide Feine Kost Grocery retail doesn’t have to be boring, and it certainly isn’t at Zurheide Feine Kost run Edeka stores. The independent owner has six stores in the region, with the two I visited in Düsseldorf the real highli...
02 December 2022
Aldi Nord looks to accelerate growth with ambitions plans in Europe. 1,000 stores in Poland by 2032 Over the next five years, Aldi Nord is looking to expand its estate in Poland by 600 stores, according to European Supermarket Magazine. The discounter currently has around 230 stores and has been slowly expanding, opening tens of stores over the past couple of years. Aldi is looking to se...