Aldi and the joys of bare bones shopping - video Video

23 Feb 2017

In this video, James Cronin of Lancaster University Management School argues the “shopping experience” is no longer relevant

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Lidl Prosecco sales almost double in January Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

UK transactions for the Italian tipple rose 79%

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Iceland incentivises staff to promote on social media

14 Feb 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Iceland is using Qube Media’s advocate marketing platform Qubist to encourage staff to share products


Aldi overtakes Co-op to become UK's fifth biggest food retailer Subscription

07 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Sales at the German discounter were up 12.4% to £1.7bn in the 12 weeks to 29 January


Fledgling discount grocery chain GHM subsumed into Poundland Subscription

30 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

“There will be opportunities for suppliers in the coming months as we integrate the businesses”

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Lidl launches food waste redistribution scheme with Neighbourly

27 Jan 2017 | By Megan Tatum

The partnership with social network Neighbourly will provide an extra two million meals a year to local charities

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Iceland begins second phase of £5m Deeside HQ investment Subscription

17 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The retailer said it was looking to provide an enhanced working environment for its growing central team


Poundstretcher sales and profits decline as estate shrinks Subscription

11 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The business, owned by the Tayub brothers’ Crown Crest Group, closed 30 shops in the year to 31 March 2016 as part of its expansion strategy to more modern, larger sites.


Poundworld slips to a loss as it invests in growth Subscription

09 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Poundworld has fallen into the red despite sales growing another £40m last year as new private equity owner TPG Capital invested in future growth.


Aldi reports record sales over Christmas Subscription

09 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The discounter attributes a 15% year-on-year uplift to strong demand for premium products

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Quality Save reports 2% sales growth Subscription

06 Jan 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The discounter plans further store openings in 2017


Aldi to become highest-paying supermarket with wage hikes Subscription

05 Jan 2017 | By Megan Tatum

The new rate surpasses the £8.45 per hour paid to staff by rival Lidl

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Home Bargains buys majority of Netto sites Subscription

05 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Discounter takes 11 sites based in north of England after outlining expansion plans

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Lidl readies 'Big on Quality, Lidl on Price' ad campaign Subscription

04 Jan 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The first ad will air on Friday 6 January during Channel 4’s Big Fat Quiz of Everything

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Supermarket price wars slash sales by £800m

16 Dec 2016 | By Adam Leyland

Fresh meat is biggest victim with £328m lost through price cuts and share declines

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Aldi and Tesco compete in Christmas veg price war

15 Dec 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco has brought back Festive Five promotion, but Aldi is undercutting offer with 19p deal

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EasyFoodstore weighs up new sites as Park Royal gets facelift Subscription

14 Dec 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

Any future new stores would likely be slightly bigger on secondary retail sites with the right demographics now includes Lidl lines and prices Subscription

06 Dec 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

Lidl is the 15th retailer to join the comparison site behind chains such as Aldi, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, M&S and Morrisons


Lidl to open £70m distribution centre at iPort, Doncaster Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Helen Gilbert

Opening forms part of discounter’s three-year UK expansion

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Aldi buying boss Tony Baines to retire next year Subscription

30 Nov 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

Baines will be replaced by Aldi group buying director Julie Ashfield

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TJ Morris targets 450 Home Bargain stores by June 2017 Subscription

30 Nov 2016 | By Helen Gilbert

Pre-tax profits for the year to 30 June fell 6.9% to £137m while sales were up 9% to £1.6bn

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Lidl launches 'Social Price Drop' campaign for Twitter users Video

21 Nov 2016 | By James Halliwell

In the first week Lidl is offering to cut the price of a cooked lobster to £2.99

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Lidl highlights turkey farming standards with Christmas ad Video

16 Nov 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

A sceptical shopper pays a visit to a Lidl turkey farm, where she can see how the animals are treated first-hand

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Aldi launches its most premium spirits and wine range to date

15 Nov 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Aldi says some of the luxury range are selling for up to 74% less than market equivalents

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Lidl and Aldi increase price of four pints of milk to 99p Subscription

14 Nov 2016 | By Kevin White

The price increases by the discounters mean all the UK’s major supermarkets charge at least 99p for the four-pint SKU

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The shopping experience is out of date Video

23 Feb 2017

The discounters displace and disrupt much of what we once assumed to be indispensable in the experience-centric market

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Aldi’s steady progress proves industry sharks wrong Subscription

07 Feb 2017 | By James Halliwell

Today’s news that Aldi has broken into the Top 5 validates the German discounter’s strategy plan, and confounds its critics


Discounters setting agenda whatever the big four's progress Subscription

16 Dec 2016 | By Adam Leyland

The Top Products Survey is a sobering reminder that the march of the discounters is far from over


Aldi to launch first ever range of formula milk Subscription

24 Nov 2016 | By James Halliwell

Aldi is extending its range of Mamia baby products by trialling a range of own-label formula milk on Monday

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Sainsbury's and Netto should have known better Subscription

14 Oct 2016

Perhaps the most surprising issue is that the statements made by both parties seemed to indicate it was not expected

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How 'posh Iceland' shows retailer is moving with the times Subscription

13 Oct 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Posh isn’t a word that immediately springs to mind when you think of Iceland


Is slowing profitability all part of the Aldi masterplan? Subscription

30 Sep 2016 | By James Halliwell

The chain says it will continue to prioritise investment in margin

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Lidl should have followed Sainsbury's on single-use bags Subscription

30 Sep 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Lidl should have left no room for money-spinning claims

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Aldi and the art of minimalism Video

22 Sep 2016 | By Julia Glotz

The discounter is making waves with its first ever TV ad in Germany - featuring neither products nor price messages

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Lidl beats its Grocer 33 rivals by a big margin Subscription

08 Sep 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

Guest retailer Lidl reaffirmed its clear pricing lead over the traditional supermarkets…


How Aldi and Lidl can keep pulling the punters in Subscription

03 Aug 2016

Some have claimed consumers are already trading up from the discounters


Will Steinhoff really take the pound out of Poundland? Subscription

15 Jul 2016 | By James Halliwell

Scrapping the £1 price point would lose Poundland its USP - so why might Steinhoff be tempted?

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