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German discounters were the clear winners in the battle for Christmas sales, after more than half of all UK households shopped at their stores. While families typically treat themselves at Christmas and head to the big four, discounters have grabbed market share with clever ad campaigns and cheap offers on premium items such as champagne. [...]
In another blow to traditional British grocers in the ongoing supermarket price war, budget food retailers Aldi and Lidl are the highest performing brands in YouGov’s BrandIndex Buzz score rankings for 2014. But there is still good news for some more of Britain’s most loved retailers, such as John Lewis and Marks & Spencer. The [...]
Aldi has recalled a range of chocolate after the salmonella bacteria was detected in a batch. The discount supermarket is recalling 200g packs of Choceur Treasures that carry a best before date of September 1 2015. The batch has been on sale in Aldi stores in the Midlands region only, although it has [...]
The supermarket sector has nudged back into growth after the surprise decline recorded last month. Figures out today from Kantar Worldpanel show that for the 12 weeks to December 7, the grocery market grew 0.1 per cent. The data company said this was down to “shoppers putting slightly more in their baskets compared with [...]
Discount supermarkets, such as of Lidl and Aldi, are on track to be the clear winners in the lead up to Christmas with year-to-date spend growth of 31 per cent. Meanwhile, their mainstream rivals, including the big four of Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrison’s, have seen spending fall 4.1 per cent in the same period, [...]
Aldi has taken an overt swipe at its supermarket rivals over Black Friday deals with a single tweet. As shoppers wrestled each other over discount deals in Tesco and Asda, Aldi tweeted: "Hmm, we think we did #BlackFriday last week. Although it was just called 'Friday'. And it's the same every day!" Hmm, we think [...]
German discounter Aldi is going up against the likes of luxury retailers Fortnum & Mason and Selfridges this Christmas. It's offering a new range of "Super Premium" fine wines, in a bid to attract more luxury shoppers to its stores. The high-end drinks will retail for around 78 per cent less than their usual market [...]
The Cotes du Rhone and Riesling were free-flowing at terribly trendy Home House members club last night, but it wasn’t serving its usual crowd. Discount supermarket warrior Aldi was hosting its #FestiveFeast, along with celeb chef Jean-Christophe Novelli – serving a five-course Christmas meal to a room full of customers who won their seats [...]
Aldi is restructuring its top team in the UK and Ireland, with Matthew Barnes taking over as chief executive from April next year. Barnes has been joint group managing director for Aldi UK and Ireland, alongside Roman Heini, since 2010. Heini is stepping down from his, instead taking on the position of chairman [...]
Supermarkets need to dramatically scale down their store estates if they want to stop haemorrhaging sales and return to growth, according to analysts at Goldman Sachs who sent a stark warning to the retail industry. In a research note published yesterday, Goldman Sachs said Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons must cut space by around 20 per [...]
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