Aldi news

30 September 2013
Aldi UK has posted a 40.6% rise in sales, to £3.9bn, in the year to 31st December 2012. Sensational sales growth Aldi’s 40.6% sales growth is a truly standout achievement. The performance far outstrips the growth achieved by the big four, with everybody but Sainsbury’s losing share in 2012, according to Kantar Worldpanel data. Aldi has even outperformed its closest rival, Lidl, who achieve...
24 September 2013
Strong growth at Sainsbury's stood out as one of the key features of the latest market share figures released by Kantar Worldpanel, with the retailer enjoying growth of 5.1% in the 12 weeks to 15 September. Sainsbury's gains driven by quality and value focus With its market-beating 5.1% uplift, Sainsbury's stood out as the exception amongst the largest four grocers, successfully growi...
18 September 2013
As Aldi's strong performance continues in Ireland, the discounter has announced that it will continue to grow its supply of Irish products. Annual spend with Irish suppliers has tripled Aldi has revealed that it spends three times as much with Irish suppliers as it did in 2008. This amounts to an impressive 50% of its grocery sales now coming from its 127 Irish suppliers, producers and manuf...
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...