Aldi news

16 September 2013
1. Aldi, Kilburn Opened in April 2013, this is Aldi’s first move into convenience retailing in the UK, providing a possible blueprint for future expansion as it looks to build its presence in central London. It has an extensive food-to-go offer to effectively cater for the convenience shopper, while an extended produce and bakery offer, also positioned at the front of store communicates qualit...
28 August 2013
The latest data from Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks to 18 August 2013 shows that growth in the UK grocery market sped up to 4.1% in this latest period, boosted by the impact of the hot summer weather that took hold in mid-July. The Kantar measure of inflation remained steady at 3.9%, indicating that the market also saw marginal volume growth over the three months. 12 we...
22 August 2013
Our shopper insight manager Vanessa Henry and our discount retail expert Emily O’Neill look for the answers. Vanessa: "Morning Emily. I’ve just been looking at our latest monthly  ShopperVista data, we’ve seen some really interesting stats around food  discounters . Nearly half (46%) of all British grocery shoppers say they went to either Aldi or Lidl for their food and grocery shoppi...
20 August 2013
Contactless payment has spread to the discount channel, with the UK's largest discounters, Aldi and Lidl, both now using the technology. This allows shoppers to pay for goods up to the value of £20 without entering a pin. Rollout completed at Lidl The new technology has now been installed across Lidl's UK estate, following a successful pilot in February this year. A Lidl spokeswoman said ...
13 August 2013
Aldi UK is trialling a range of gluten-free products under the brand name Has no, which it trademarked last year. Targeting new shoppers The gluten-free range is the first of its kind at Aldi UK, and will allow the discounter to broaden its appeal by fulfilling a broader range of shopper missions. The new products, including a range of ambient soups, are currently being trialled in se...
13 August 2013
Dallas is among the best cities in which to see a broad representation of US retailers, particularly those with a focus on the supermarket format. We take a look at some of the key stores to see in North Dallas. National operators dominate As one of the largest cities in the US , it is an attractive prospect for a large number of retailers, and consequently it is a great city to see a variet...
05 August 2013
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of budget airline Easyjet, plans to take on discount retailers with the launch of his own budget food store - Easyfoodstore.com. Pilot site in Croydon Plans for a pilot site in Croydon have been announced for the Easyfoodstore concept, which will see it open on the ground floor of a nine-storey building that EasyGroup has bought and is also expected to hou...
01 August 2013
New market figures from Nielsen show a strong boost to sales following a  period of good weather across the UK. In the four weeks to 20 July, sales were up by 6.4% year on year, well ahead of the June period which showed growth of 2.3%, according to Nielsen. Weather drives drinks categories Not unexpectedly, the category showing the strongest growth were soft drinks, with a 27% value increase...
31 July 2013
The Co-operative has joined the Which? Price It Right scheme along with Aldi and Waitrose, following Morrisons who committed to the voluntary campaign when it initially launched. Improving read across The Price It Right campaign is designed to improve price transparency, making it easier for shoppers to compare prices across stores. Participating retailers will commit to displaying a consi...
25 July 2013
With the summer now in full swing, and schools broken up for the next six weeks, we take a look at the mix of promotional angles being used by retailers across the UK. 1. Summer savers Morrisons and Tesco are both offering summer promotions to support their broader value messaging. Morrisons "Hot Deals" cover a wide variety of seasonal and core products, while Tesco is offering a "Sum...