Aldi news

16 May 2022
The government has announced revised dates for some HFSS restrictions. What has changed? There have been two major changes to the timelines of implementing HFSS policies: Restrictions on volume price promotions e.g., BOGOF have been postponed by one year, until October 2023 The restrictions banning HFSS adverts on TV before 9 pm and paid-for adverts online will also be paused for...
26 April 2022
The latest release from the insight business Kantar, based on data from its 30,000-strong shopper panel, indicates that in the 12-weeks to 17 April 2022 grocery retail spend in Great Britain fell by 0.6% versus 2020. This is the first time since the beginning of the pandemic that this comparative has been negative, showing once again the impact the first lockdown had on boosting the sector. Compa...
04 April 2022
Over the last decade, Lidl and Aldi have evolved from being two no-frills hard discounters paying little attention to fresh produce to become increasingly supermarket-like. Thus, while their strategy remains focused on providing low prices and a strong private label offer, they have strongly upweighted their focus on fresh and organic products and ranges. Both retailers are rising up the ranki...
29 March 2022
The GB market declined by 6.3% in the 12 weeks to March 20th against 2021’s elevated performance, according to the latest data from Kantar. This result is being driven by the eating out sector reclaiming some spend from retail and food-to-go sales also picking up as socialising and working patterns begin to normalise. Compared to March 2020 when the pandemic impact started, sales were ahead by ju...
01 March 2022
The GB market declined 3.7% in the 12 weeks to 20 February against 2021’s performance, according to the latest results from Kantar. Despite the decline seen against 2021, sales remain significantly higher than in 2020, up by 8.4%. Inflation continues to rise Grocery inflation reached 4.3% in February. Other than the start of the pandemic, this is the fastest rate of inflation growth seen ...
11 February 2022
Over the last six months, the different operations from Aldi South have announced different strategies for their online transformation. What can we learn from Aldi’s local approach to grocery ecommerce? Ramping up click and collect in the US Alongside the opening of 150 new stores in 2022, Aldi US announced it will expand its curbside service to an additional 300 stores this year for a tota...
10 February 2022
This year, over 629,000 people from 228 countries signed up for the Veganuary campaign pledging to try a plant-based diet for the month of January. In our Veganuary 2022 report we highlight standout retailer and brand initiatives aimed at encouraging and supporting people to adopt a plant-based lifestyle. Below we look at the performance during Veganuary for two UK retailers. 1. Aldi’s...
08 February 2022
Sales in the Irish market declined 6.4% in the 12 weeks to 23 January, according to the latest results from Kantar. Despite the decline, sales remained elevated compared to pre-pandemic levels, with market growth at +11.2% versus 2020. Shopping habits are returning to normal Shoppers are buying more than pre-pandemic when they do visit supermarkets. Spend was up 13.3% on each trip compar...
25 January 2022
Find out how Spanish retailers continue to grow their networks and expand in the market. Explore how Vegalsa-Eroski launched its online store and invested €18.7m in 58 stores during 2021. Furthermore, Aldi announces its 2022 expansion plans, while AhorraMas reviews its 2021 store opening programme. Vegalsa-Eroski launches an online channel Vegalsa-Eroski owned Familia has launched its online ...
11 January 2022
As ever, the discounters have reported a fantastic Christmas, with ‘record’ results and footfall. Although performance was clearly positive, unpicking whether this was driven by new store openings, or like-for-like sales is more difficult. Aldi: premium private label and Kevin the Carrot Aldi reported its “best-ever Christmas” with sales in December up +0.4% compared to 2020. This was a ...