Aldi news

18 June 2013
The latest UK grocery market share data from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 9 June 2013, reveals a downturn in market growth from 3.9% to 3.0%, reflecting the challenging comparative of last year's Jubilee bank holiday. The Kantar measure of inflation indicates that prices rose by 3.9%, unchanged on the previous period and implying a drop in volumes. 12 weeks to 10 June 2...
17 June 2013
Lidl is planning to revitalise its stores in northern Germany in response to Aldi Nord's successful refurbishment programme, which is driving significant sales uplift. Significant investment Lidl is set to invest €500m in the current financial year to improve the in-store environment in older stores, reports Lebensmittel Zeitung. The revamp will include new facades, shelving, lighting an...
12 June 2013
Aldi is divided into two sister companies, Aldi Süd and Aldi Nord that act as distinct entities. Collectively they operate over 10,000 stores in 17 markets. In 2012 Aldi had an approximate turnover of €59.5bn with strong growth of 6.7% forecast for 2013. The domestic German market remains the most profitable for Aldi but as it nears saturation, international expansion remains a vital growth d...
05 June 2013
The latest UK grocery market performance data from Nielsen shows that sales grew by 2.8% in the four weeks to 25 May.  However this figure disguises considerable variation within the period, with stronger growth in the first two weeks tailing off in the latter two as the weather turned colder and wetter once again. Category performance highly variable Across the market categories such as pr...
30 May 2013
The Irish market is becoming increasingly tough for traditional multiple retailers as shoppers turn to Aldi and Lidl to help them save money in austere times, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 12 May.   12 weeks to 13 May 2012 (% share) 12 weeks to 12 May 2013 (% share) Sales growth (Y-o-Y %) Tesco 28.4 27.6 -2.6 ...
21 May 2013
The latest UK grocery market share data from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 12 May 2013, shows that growth in UK grocery picked up to 3.9% during the period.  The Kantar measure of inflation indicates that prices rose at exactly the same rate suggesting that volume decline in the sector has slowed. 12 weeks to 13 May 2012 (% share) 12 weeks to 12 May 2013 (% share) Sa...
20 May 2013
Aldi Nord has announced that its refurbishment programme is proving successful, and that the business has exceeded all expectations so far this year. Refurbishments on track Aldi Nord's modernization process is on schedule, with 4,300 of its stores extended or refurbished since the programme begun almost two years ago, reports Lebensmittel Zeitung. The discounter has stated that stores ...
16 May 2013
As retailers focus more on enhancing the in-store experience for customers, London has become a hotbed of format innovation. In this article we round up some of the formats to watch. Aldi: new format opens up possibilities Source: IGD research Aldi's ground breaking new small format store on Kilburn High Road is a significant development for the fast grow...
08 May 2013
Latest UK grocery market performance data from insights company Nielsen show that supermarket sales in the four weeks to 27 April fell by 1.4%, reflecting the impact of an earlier Easter this year. However, the latter two weeks of the period registered growth of +2.8% indicating a stronger underlying trend in the market. Share data shows Sainsbury's gaining ground The 12-week retailer market ...
02 May 2013
Germany is the heartland of discount retailing and it remains the most popular format in the market, with multiple discounters operating successfully in the country. We recently visited several German cities to bring you the key developments within the channel. 1. Greater focus on health & beauty Across the discount channel a growing focus on the health & beauty (H&B) category was apparent....