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The 2014 City A.M. awards were as glamorous and entertaining as ever with guest speaker Sir Martin Sorrell kicking off an exciting ceremony with 14 awards given THE GRANGE St Paul’s Hotel was packed to the rafters last night with some of the City’s favourite faces as the City A.M. awards took its annual place [...]
It's not just bargain hunting shoppers and those looking for the best tipple who love Aldi – now the Prime Minister and chancellor have told the world of their love for the German grocer. David Cameron and George Osborne today welcomed the news that Aldi has pledged to create 35,000 new jobs in the [...]
Food manufacturer Premier Foods reported lower third-quarter sales yesterday, hit by consumers turning to online shopping or discount chains that stock their own brands for groceries. Shares tanked 14.6 per cent on the disappointing results yesterday to close down at 29.25p. “Market conditions in the third quarter have proved to be increasingly demanding with unprecedented [...]
Group turnover at budget supermarket Aldi rocketed more than 35 per cent in the UK and Ireland during 2013, while pre-tax profits soared by nearly two-thirds, it said today. Sales at the discount grocer rose to £5.27bn for the year to December 31, 2013, up from £3.89bn the preceding year. Pre-tax profits, meanwhile, jumped [...]
Tesco beware – Aldi has set its sights on the UK as a market ripe for growth, and it's backing its expansion plans with £70m. The budget supermarket today announced plans to almost double the number of stores in the UK from 531 to 1,000, and expand its UK headquarters in Atherstone, Warwickshire. The [...]
Tesco's rival Asda has eaten away at its market share, while more than half of Brits now shop at budget grocers Aldi and Lidl, according to Kantar Worldpanel figures. The data released this morning shows over the 12 weeks to 17 August, grocery price inflation has fallen for the 11th consecutive period and is [...]
The challenges facing Britain’s big four grocers was further laid bare yesterday after new data revealed that Aldi was poised to overtake Waitrose to become the country’s sixth biggest supermarket. Kantar Worlpanel data released yesterday showed Aldi’s sales jumped 32 per cent year-on-year in the 12 weeks to 20 July, bringing its market share within [...]
Aldi and Lidl continue to win in the battle of the supermarkets as their market share surged and sales were up, leaving the big four- Tesco, Asda, Sinasbury's and Morrisons- trailing behind when it comes to growth. Aldi’s stellar performance places it almost level with Waitrose as the big four continue to feel the pressure [...]
Karl Albrecht, the billionaire co-founder of the Aldi discount supermarket chain, died on Wednesday 16th July, aged 94. The growth of Aldi, the name of which is a contraction of Albrecht Discount, made Karl Germany’s richest man, and 24th richest in the world, with an estimated fortune of $25.9bn (£15.2bn), according to Forbes. Karl, who [...]
The amount of money spent at Britain’s larger supermarket stores is set to shrink over the next five years, new figures show, as competition from discounters, convenience stores and online gathers pace. According to research released yesterday by the industry body IGD, the value of the UK grocery market is set to rise by 16 [...]
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