Aldi news

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 ...
15 August 2019
Aldi has launched self-service checkouts in three of its six Local stores in London. Follows on from a successful trial in standard format stores Aldi launched its first self-service checkout in April of this year when it tested out the concept in its Glascote store in Tamworth. Despite it being a standard amongst the Big Four retailers and Aldi's main competitor Lidl, having them in 150 of...
13 August 2019
Aldi UK is trialling removing the plastic from its steak packaging, in its latest initiative to reduce waste and be more environmentally friendly. The trial Aldi will be replacing the plastic packaging from its 'Specially Selected' range of steaks with a cardboard tray. The new packaging has been sourced from sustainably-managed forests. The trial will take place across over 380 stores. ...
05 August 2019
We look at the latest developments from Lidl and Aldi UK.  Lidl: Ireland expansion As Lidl continues to gain market share in Ireland it announces plans for further store expansion. The latest Kantar data for the 12 weeks leading up to the 14th July show Lidl now accounts for 11.2% of the Irish grocery market. It is also the fastest growing supermarket, with sales increasing 8.2%. The ret...
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...