Aldi news

12 November 2019
With increasing political uncertainty, and a very wet start to the autumn, growth in the 12 weeks to November 3rd slowed to 1%, a slight reduction compared to last month's 1.3%. We look at the range of performances amongst the leading retailers in more detail. Ocado continues to grow well ahead of the market Ocado retained its position as the fastest growing retailer, at 13.5%. It has now b...
29 October 2019
Aldi has expanded its online offering by launching a new shop dedicated to toys. We look at this and how the discounters are increasingly exploring online. Getting ready for the festive period Source: Aldi Aldi has launched its toy shop in time for Christmas. There are 240 items listed on the online portal, including dolls, books and outdoor toys. Th...
22 October 2019
From its new free online wine course to its long standing Wine Club, wine is an important category for Aldi. We look at how and why the retailer is using the category to engage with shoppers. How?  1. The 'Aldiploma' Aldi has launched a free online course called the 'Aldiploma' to teach people about wine. The course is made up of six modules covering everything from wine pairings, to gra...
15 October 2019
No longer against the strong summer figures, the grocery market has picked up the pace in the 12 weeks to October 6th. Growth was +1.3%, from +0.5% in the previous period, according to Kantar. With inflation dropping from 1.0% to 0.8%, higher volumes drive this growth. We look at the results in more detail and the latest news from the key retailers. Ocado remains fastest growing supermarket ...
15 October 2019
Aldi has opened three more outlets in Putuo, Baoshan and Xuhui districts in Shanghai. More stores expected The retailer first entered China via a flagship store on Tmall Global online in 2017. This year, it opened its first two pilot stores in Shanghai’s Jing’an and Minhang districts. There are plans to open 50-100 outlets over the next few years. Move away from traditional format The...
26 September 2019
We are increasingly seeing Aldi Süd respond to the changing needs of shoppers by enhancing its specialist diet range. We look at three ways the retailer is satisfying the growing demand for vegan products. 1. Partnering with Veganz In Aldi Germany, for a limited time, the retailer will be offering a range of purely vegetable products from the Veganz brand. There will be 13 products on offer...
17 September 2019
The grocery market returned to growth in the 12 weeks to September 8th with sales at +0.5% according to Kantar. Following a challenging summer, the warmer weather over the August bank holiday helped to boost sales. We look at the results in more detail including the impressive performances from Co-op and Ocado. Stand-out performance from Co-op Co-op saw excellent growth in this period with ...
17 September 2019
Aldi's FY18 results for the 12 months to December 31st reveal growing sales but falling profits. We look at these, and the retailer's expansion plans in more detail. Positive growth in 2018 Sales increased 11% to £11.3bn Operating profit of £197.9m, decreasing 26% from £265.9m in 2017 This is the fourth year of falling profits for Aldi. It reflects the continuous strategy of main...
05 September 2019
We bring you the latest news from Switzerland, including new health initiatives and increased supply chain traceability. Aldi to introduce Nutri-Score Aldi will become the first retailer in the market to introduce the Nutri-Score label system, helping customers to understand which are healthier choices and make buying decisions easier. The retailer has been reducing the sugar, fat and calor...
20 August 2019
In the 12 weeks to August 11th supermarket sales were flat according to new market data from Kantar. We look at the factors influencing this and key retailers' performance.   Poor weather affects sales Retailers are still failing to repeat the success of 2018, and the strong results generated by the hot summer. Despite the hottest day of the year falling within this period, the weather has ...