Aldi news

03 June 2014
The latest market data from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 25 May, shows that GB grocery retail growth has slowed to 1.7%, impacted by falling levels of sector inflation, now exacerbated by price cutting campaigns amongst major operators.  By the Kantar measure, grocery market inflation has fallen to 1.2%, the lowest level seen since May 2010. 12 weeks to 28 May 2013 (...
27 May 2014
Aldi Ireland is planning to recruit 450 new employees in 2014 and announces plans to open seven more new stores this year after enjoying double-digit year-on-year growth. Growth results in 8% market share With expansions plans in the pipeline, Aldi Ireland revealed in a press statement it is on track to maintain its position as the fastest growing retailer in Ireland. Year-on-year sales h...
22 May 2014
Aldi has announced it will hire 5,000 more staff to support its expansion plans across UK and Ireland. Aldi driving new store openings Aldi has revealed plans to open 55 new stores by the end of 2014. It will also expand space in 30 existing stores. The discounter will recruit for new stores as well as place additional workers in current stores to help with increasing demand. ...
21 May 2014
German discounter Aldi has applied to Onkaparinga Council for permission to develop its first store in the state of South Australia (SA). Seaford Heights chosen location According to Adelaide Now , Aldi Australia is planning to build a 1,587 sq m store in Seaford Heights which will benefit from 104 parking spaces. Public submissions being reviewed While one positive submission in fav...
14 May 2014
The Irish grocery market is starting to recover, seeing an improvement for the first time in six months. Discounters dominate, while Supervalu sees growth According to the most recent market share figures, 12 weeks ending 27 April, discounters continue to grow, with Aldi revealing a surge of 22%, gaining a market share of 8.0% and Lidl increasing its share by 12.2% to 7.6%. Supervalu saw p...
07 May 2014
Kantar Worldpanel data for the 12 weeks to 27 April shows GB market growth of just 1.9%, the slowest (non-seasonally affected) rate for 11 years.  By the Kantar measure, inflation has fallen to 1.5%, a downwards trend exacerbated by an increasing focus on everyday low pricing across the sector, as the biggest retailers seek to narrow the value gap to Aldi and Lidl who continue to grow way ahead o...
29 April 2014
Aldi and Lidl continue to deliver above the Irish market growth rate, while Tesco faces challenges in the latest figures released by Kantar Worldpanel. Aldi and Lidl continue to push new boundaries In the 12 weeks ending March 30 2014, Aldi and Lidl continued to grow in Ireland, with Aldi increasing its share to 7.9%. Lidl was boosted by double digit sales growth, of 11.1%, for the fourth conse...
14 April 2014
Latest figures from Nielsen's Scantrack EPoS tracking service for the UK grocery sector shows that, in the four weeks to 29 March, sector sales fell by 4.3%, with volumes falling slightly faster on -4.8%.  The steepness of the decline owes much to the specific seasonal effects of the timing of Easter in April this year, whereas the holiday fell at the end of March in 2013.  Meantime sales within s...
14 April 2014
Discounter Aldi, currently present in 17 international markets, has got the green light to open a store on the Balearic island of Mallorca, in Spain. Store to open in Raiguer region While Aldi has been present in mainland Spain since 2002, up until now there have been no stores on the Balearic Islands. However, the Balearic regional government has recently given the discounter permission ...
14 April 2014
The biggest grocery retailers are experiencing challenging market conditions. Price competition is fierce, discounters are growing, and the way people shop is changing. Is grocery missing out on economic recovery and, if so, why? What will it take to kick-start a recovery? James Walton investigates. Good news Economic recovery in the UK continues to gain momentum; output is rising, inflatio...