Aldi news

20 September 2021
Following its trademarking of ‘Shop & Go’ with the Intellectual Property Office, Aldi has launched its first check out free store. Where is the trial taking place? Aldi is trialling the new technology in a London store, the location of which has not yet been announced. How will it work? From our understanding, shoppers will use their phones to access the store via a smartphone...
14 September 2021
The GB market declined 1.9% on 2020 in the 12 weeks to 5 September, according to the latest results from Kantar. We look at key performances in more detail and highlight UK news you may have missed. Pandemic still having an effect COVID is clearly still having an impact on the market, with grocery spend 8.7% higher in the 12 weeks to 5 September than in 2019. However, the first week of Se...
14 September 2021
2020 saw the Spanish grocery sector experience robust sales growth driven by shoppers’ confinement and the subsequent abrupt closure of the hospitality sector. Now the pandemic seems to be easing, retailers are adapting to the ‘new normal’, consolidating their positions in a market poised for further growth, fuelled by an incipient recovery of the economy. With consumers still reluctant to spe...
18 August 2021
The GB market declined 4% on 2020 in the 12 weeks to 8 August, according to the latest results from Kantar. In the latest four weeks, the sales decline was less, at 0.5%. More frequent shops, with smaller baskets continues Consumers have been steadily returning to pre-pandemic shopping habits, making smaller, but more frequent trips to the shops. Shoppers made an additional 108,000 trips...
27 July 2021
Sales in the Irish market declined 5.9% in the 12 weeks to 11 July, according to the latest results from Kantar. Sales still remained elevated when compared to pre-pandemic levels, with market growth +15.9% versus 2019. The reporting period included the Euros and the reopening of pubs and restaurants outside (indoor hospitality remains closed), driving shoppers to spend less time at home cooki...
14 July 2021
Aldi Australia has launched a new smaller format store called Aldi Corner Store on Mount Street in North Sydney, with the store featuring both some standard Aldi features and some interesting new concepts. Still Aldi, but format design and operations flexed to suit the location The new store at around 500-600 sq m is about half the size of a standard Aldi stores and is the first of its kind...
12 July 2021
As Caprabo grew sales 6.6% in 2020 and highlights its future expansion plans for 2021, Aldi is set to reinforce its price reduction strategy, to continue to meet shopper demand. Separately, DinoSol reported its sales advance by 1.6%, while Vegalsa-Eroski declared its sales grew 7.9% in 2020. Caprabo announces 6.6% growth Caprabo said it grew by 6.6% to €842m by the end of its financial year...
06 July 2021
Having seen a surge in demand for online grocery retail over the past year, we have remodelled how we expect the channel to grow in Australia over the coming years, predicting that online grocery will achieve a market share of 9.9% by 2026, up from an estimated 5.0% by the end of FY21. COVID-19 has accelerated online grocery by three years in Australia Woolworths and Coles currently control...
06 July 2021
Market leader Sonae plans to expand its Meu Super banner in 2021, while Aldi has introduced its first proximity store and Mercadona set out €400m investment plans to expand its presence in Portugal. Separately, Aqui é Fresco announced its sales grew to €437m in 2020, an increase of 12% compared to 2019. Sonae MC to expand Meu Super’s presence Sonae MC is to expand its Meu Super banner in Po...
29 June 2021
Aldi and Lidl have announced detailed plans of how they will reach their ambitious store estate expansion targets. We look at this further, alongside recent developments in the discount channel outside the UK. Shoppers are returning to the discounters Although the pandemic caused challenges for both Aldi and Lidl, this did not halt their expansion plans. Both retailers opened on average one...