Aldi news

15 January 2014
Aldi Australia is inviting potential local suppliers to an open day in WA ahead of its hotly awaited future store openings in the state. Aldi holds supplier open day Aldi Australia to date has been solely focused on building its presence on the Eastern seaboard, but confirmed last year that it would be expanding into Western and Southern Australia with an initial focus on the cities of Adelai...
14 January 2014
The latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks to 5 January 2014, including the key Christmas trading weeks, show UK grocery retailing grew by 2.9% in the period.  This is fractionally up on the 12-week period to 8 December when growth was 2.8%.  With inflation falling sharply to 2.5%, the lowest level this year, the market appears to have returned to some level of volume growth in De...
07 January 2014
Both Aldi and Lidl have revealed that they had a spectacular Christmas with record sales figures putting pressure on the UK's traditional supermarkets. Aldi enjoys busiest Christmas ever While both discounters have declined to reveal actual sales figures, Aldi has said that 2013 saw its 'busiest Christmas since opening in the UK' - over 20 years ago - with a record number of customers. Pr...
02 January 2014
As we welcome in 2014, Senior Business Analyst Nick Miles looks ahead and explores some of the trends and developments that we are likely to see emerge from Australia's dynamic and exciting grocery market over the next 12 months. 1. Thinking 'multichannel' will unlock new areas of growth After years of supermarket dominated retailing, the Australian grocery market is becoming increasingly comp...
29 December 2013
To stimulate your thinking for 2014, six of our analysts have selected their favourite small stores of the past year. 7-Eleven (Jakarta, Indonesia): mixing convenience and leisure Laura May, Business Analyst – Asia In this exciting grocery market 7-Eleven has expertly tailored its format to suit the needs of Jakarta’s busy, young and digitally switched on shoppers. Foodservice is centra...
20 December 2013
Aldi has launched a five year strategic plan to open 650 new stores in the US by 2018. Increasing pace of openings to 130 stores per year Aldi currently operates around 1,300 stores in the US, having first entered the market in 1976. To reach its new goal, it plans to accelerate the pace of openings to around 130 stores each year, up from an average of 80 stores per year which it has been a...
17 December 2013
The latest release from from Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks to 08 December 2013 shows the GB grocery retail market slowing in the run-up to Christmas, with the sector up 2.8% overall (down from 3.2% in November). The Kantar measure of inflation at 3.0% shows price increases are progressively slowing, though remaining ahead of the market overall. 12 weeks to 09 December 2012...
12 December 2013
Lidl Belgium has been treating customers to free meals in top quality restaurants in exchange for completed surveys about Lidl and food at the end of their meal. Lidl "wines and dines" customers to change perceptions All dishes were produced using Lidl products and graded by customers, and Lidl reported positive results, with dishes receiving excellent feedback. The new initiative lets custom...
11 December 2013
Just 24 hours after its launch on Sunday 8th December, Aldi has sold out of the budget  tablet device it released in the UK as a "Special Buy" in time for Christmas. A competitively priced device Launched as a 'Special Buy', the Medion Lifetab is a 7" tablet PC priced at only £79.99 and comes with a free three year warranty. The 8GB Android-powered tablet product is described as a 'sleek, mul...
05 December 2013
Aldi has teamed up with Michelin award-winning French chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli, to host a unique pop-up restaurant at private members' club Home House in London to show off its Christmas range. Discount retailer serves meals to enhance quality credentials The restaurant experience in London, held on Wednesday 4th December, consisted of a four meal course created with Aldi's products...