Aldi news

22 July 2014
The Daily Mail has revealed that Aldi will invest heavily in the UK next year. This news comes days after a German newspaper announced the death of Aldi's co-founder, Karl Albrecht. 60 new stores in 2015 Following the success of the discounters in the UK grocery market and the channel's forecasted growth to 2019, it is no surprise that Aldi plans to expand its portfolio. Its bigges...
18 July 2014
Our latest UK channel forecasts show discount and online leading the way as growth channels. But while multichannel strategies have been adopted elsewhere, they have been slower to reach discount. Here we assess progress to date and ask whether discounters could develop online strategies of their own.    Recent forays online from high street discounters A key driver of discounter success has ...
15 July 2014
Grocery sales grew by 2% in Ireland in the 12 weeks ending 22nd of June according to the latest results from Kantar Worldpanel. Inflation in Ireland stands at 2.3%, down slightly from 2.6% in the last period. Aldi and Lidl continue to gain market share Aldi and Lidl continue to grow their share of the Irish grocery market, representing just over 16%. Aldi holds 8.1% of the market, while sin...
01 July 2014
Kantar Worldpanel's latest data for for the 12 weeks to 22 June, shows that GB grocery retail growth increased to 2.8%, up from 1.7% in the previous period.  As well as benefiting from a boost provided by better weather and the World Cup, this market pick-up also owes something to the lateness of Easter; still covered at the beginning of the 12 weeks in 2014, but now absent from the 2013 comparis...
30 June 2014
This week IGD releases new market and channel forecasts that reveal the fast changing dynamics with the UK grocery market.  By 2019, IGD expects the market to increase in size by 16.3% to £203.0bn, a considerable slowdown on the 19.5% growth of the last five years, reflecting shoppers' continuing drive to save money and their increasing willingness to use more channels to fulfil their shopping ne...
25 June 2014
Aldi has submitted a planning application for a 46,200 sq m regional distribution centre (RDC) in Wales, according to press reports. Supplying over 100 stores The new facility, which is at the Capital Business Park in Cardiff, would serve between 110 and 130 stores and support the discounter’s expansion plans in the region. The site will deal with food and convenience goods with a fast turnar...
16 June 2014
Aldi UK's joint MD, Matthew Barnes, has revealed in an interview with The Grocer that from 2015 Aldi will accelerate its store growth with an aim of 1,000 stores. Aim to double estate by 2021 Over the next seven years, Aldi aspires to double its estate size to 1,000 stores, with growth of 60-65 stores per year which Barnes says is 'very achievable'. By 2021, if growth rates are achieved ac...
10 June 2014
The Irish grocery market has continued its recent return to growth, up +1.4%, but volumes are still struggling with inflation at 2.6%, according to latest Kantar Worldpanel figures for the 12 weeks to May 25.   Discounters continue to thrive Aldi and Lidl continue their strong growth in the period. Together, the discounters hold a total share of 15.9%. In the past 12 weeks, Aldi grew by 21....
05 June 2014
From time in-store in Ireland this week, Fiona Power looks at the current activity in discounters Aldi and Lidl. Lidl's focus on driving quality At Lidl in Cork, what stood out to us was how Lidl was highlighting quality in fresh, and particularly in meat ranges. On entering the store, colourful signage displays the meat offered by Lidl, the high quality image emphasising the premium offeri...
04 June 2014
Aldi is launching a range of apprenticeships based at its new logistics complex in Bolton, hiring a total of 5,000 staff across the UK. 5,000 new jobs To help drive continuing growth, Aldi will hire 5,000 staff across the UK with 400 of the new recruits based at the retailer’s new Bolton head office. As part of the scheme an academy will be established at Aldi’s regional distribution centre...