Aldi news

07 August 2020
Aldi Ireland announced plans to trial reusable fresh produce bags made from 100% recycled plastic bottles at 10 of its stores across the country. From 10 th  of August Shoppers will have the option to purchase the reusable bags for €0.49 per bag. According to the retailer, the reusable bags will be displayed in store using a dedicated stand, which is also 100% recyclable and made from 30% r...
04 August 2020
With ongoing rises in COVID-19 transmission, Australia's second largest city, Melbourne, has imposed stronger lockdown measures. We review what this means and how retailers have reacted. New lockdown measures explained The Victorian state goverment implemented the new 'stage 4' measures from Sunday 2 August and they will remain in place for six weeks, until Sunday 13 September. People are o...
30 July 2020
Aldi plans to open an average of one new store a week in the UK until Christmas 2020. One store every week The store expansion plan for the rest of the year is part of Aldi’s strategy to reach 1,200 stores across the UK by 2025. The retailer is set to open stores in locations including Bristol and Edinburgh. Aldi plans to hire 1,200 additional employees throughout the rest of the year, with...
28 July 2020
In the 12 weeks to 12th July take-home grocery sales in Ireland grew 23.2%, according to Kantar. We look at the results in more detail, including key performance from SuperValu and Lidl. Shoppers show some signs of normality returning Despite market growth still being strong and shopping habits remaining disrupted, there are signs that the market is returning to normality. The pattern we ar...
22 July 2020
Aldi Süd has launched a new programme, called What’s Next. It aims to support startups and companies with innovative ideas. The objective is to accelerate the development of new products that are aligned with the latest trends. What is the What’s Next programme? The new programme was launched in early 2020. Aldi Süd is looking for startups and companies with innovative food and non-food pro...
21 July 2020
The discounter opened its 2,000 th store in the US. By the end of 2020, Aldi will enter Arizona, its 37 th state, and plans to open another 70 stores. Strong investments and fast expansion to continue Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Aldi maintains its investment and expansion plans with the objective to reach 2,500 stores by the end of 2022. The 2,000 th store opened in June, in Californi...
21 July 2020
Take home grocery sales continue to rise, with 16.9% growth in the 12-week period up to 12th July, according to Kantar. This was the fastest growth on record since 1994, showing what a significant impact the pandemic is having on shoppers' behaviour. The 12 weeks include sales after the initial phase of strict lockdown in April, capturing the three months following this of eased restrictions for ...
17 July 2020
Aldi Sud has appointed a third managing director, Erik Döbele, at its central purchasing team. As reported by Lebensmittel Zeitung, Erik Döbele will take over a part of the purchasing team from August 1, whilst Simon Gelzer, another director, will focus on the coordination of purchasing activities with Aldi Nord. Accelerating coordination with Aldi Nord The new appointment aims to accelerat...
17 July 2020
We bring you the latest news from Germany. Edeka Südwest improving fresh department Edeka Südwest set a goal of increasing its fruit and vegetable sales by 10% in 2019 which it was successfully able to do. It has developed and rolled out new concepts to aid with this and other departments that have seen impressive returns include bakery and meat. The coronavirus pandemic has also boosted sa...
15 July 2020
Aldi announced the expansion of its home delivery trial with Deliveroo. A further 11 stores Aldi has initially conducted the trial, back in May, in eight stores in Central England, before extending the trial to another store in Camden, London, in June. The trial has now been expanded to an additional 11 stores, including five located in London, and others in Manchester and Cambridge. ...