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Aldi fights waste with 50% cuts as shelf life end nears

17 Nov 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Aldi has begun marking down the price of its products as they approach the end of their shelf life

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Lidl seeks closer links with startups by partnering with German retail tech hub Video

13 Nov 2017 | By Julia Glotz

Retailtech Hub is based in Munich and supports startups through an accelerator programme


Iceland opens 900th UK store with Bristol Food Warehouse Subscription

09 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

The supermarket chain has expanded its UK estate by 100 stores in just over four years

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Iceland targets 400 Food Warehouse stores Subscription

03 Nov 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Iceland plans to open 400 of its The Food Warehouse outlets at a rate of 30 of the new format stores a year…


Iceland pledges to accept round pound coins until end of 2017 Subscription

01 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

Iceland had previously said it would accept the coins until 31 October


Lidl launches Hortus gin liqueurs and Liberté spiced rum

31 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The Rhubarb & Ginger and Scottish Raspberry liquers would take shoppers “beyond the standard gin and tonic”…


Iceland refashions its booze for Christmas Subscription

20 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Iceland is making a concerted play to boost its share of the alcohol market with an influx of new own-label drinks

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Ex-One Stop franchise boss Andrew King is MD at Select & Save Subscription

12 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Former One Stop franchise boss Andrew King has taken over as MD of Select & Save…


Discounters driving growth at out-of-town shopping centres Subscription

11 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

New research by Savills shows a boom in the location of discounters and other value stores at out-of-town locations….

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Heron Foods sales and profits leap ahead of B&M takeover Subscription

06 Oct 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Frozen food discounter Heron Foods, which B&M Bargains snapped up for £152m in August, has increased revenues by almost 9% despite a challenging trading environment.

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Iceland joint-MD Nick Canning leaves the business Subscription

04 Oct 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

CEO Malcolm Walker informed staff of Canning’s departure last week


Lidl removes microbeads from all products

29 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

Lidl has removed all products containing microbeads from its UK stores as it clamps down on plastic pollutants

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Usdaw strikes store staff representation deal with B&M Bargains

27 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

Usdaw was previously only able to represent B&M’s distribution staff

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Aldi UK announces profits drop as sales rise by £1bn Subscription

25 Sep 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty, Alec Mattinson

Aldi is now UK’s fifth biggest supermarket with a 6.9% share of the market


City snapshot: Aldi UK sales jump 13.5% to £8.7bn but profits fall back Subscription

25 Sep 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Aldi grew its UK and Ireland sales by £1bn last year to £8.7bn but investment in growth and price meant operating profits fell by 17%.

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Barry Williams made UK & Ireland MD at Poundland Subscription

21 Sep 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Poundland executive chairman Andy Bond is moving to a wider strategic role as chairman of the retailer’s owner Pepkor Europe

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Aldi reduces payment time for smaller suppliers Subscription

30 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

The retailer is promising to pay within 14 days all suppliers whose business with it is worth up to £250,000 a year


Guest retailer Aldi beats G33 pricing rivals by nearly £8 Subscription

24 Aug 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The discounter’s £43.50 total was £7.82, or 15.2%, cheaper than second-placed Asda

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Discounters 'increasingly likely' to anchor out of town sites Subscription

06 Aug 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Savills found a 78% rise in out of town centres anchored by discounters in last six years

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Pinot grigio added to Aldi Planeta Organico wine range

20 Jul 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The 12% abv wine (rsp: £5.99/75cl) rolled into stores this month

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Aldi launches budget version of cult Glamglow Supermud Mask

18 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The discounter’s £6.99 Lacura mud mask is already sold out online and will launch in stores on Thursday

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Aldi own-brand household cleaning range certified as cruelty free

18 Jul 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The discounter can display the Leaping Bunny logo after meeting Cruelty Free International criteria


B&M benefits from late Easter and sunshine as shoppers hunt for bargains Subscription

12 Jul 2017 | By Edward Devlin

B&M Bargains has recorded its strongest first quarter of like-for-like growth in three years as the late Easter and hot weather boosted sales and the return of inflation sent shoppers searching for a bargain.

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Aldi seeks 4,000 new staff in recruitment drive

11 Jul 2017 | By Elinor Zuke

The roles are predominantly for store assistants, assistant store managers and deputy store managers

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Germany's grocery market set to grow 10.5% to €259bn by 2021 Subscription

20 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The online channel is set to grow the most, by 244.4%, although this is from a small base

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Christmas is a big opportunity for the middle market

06 Nov 2017 | By Tim Mason

With footfall on the high street reported to have declined, retailers are under pressure


Go on, do it better than Lidl

05 Sep 2017 | By Jeremy Garlick

We all know that Lidl has been a consistent winner in UK grocery in recent years


Trouble in Poundland: wheeler-dealing with Barry Williams

28 Jun 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Jim McCarthy dodged a Brexit bullet when he stepped down from the helm of Poundland in March 2016

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Can a Heidi Klum fashion line really work at Lidl? Subscription

06 Jun 2017 | By Megan Tatum

In a bid to bring a touch of glamour to the miscellaneous aisle, the supermodel’s presence will be a coup for the discounter - but what about aspirational fashionistas?

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Matthew Barnes Big interview: 'Is Aldi plateauing? Nonsense' Subscription

12 May 2017 | By James Halliwell

Amid talk of turnarounds at the big four, there have been lots of questions asked about Aldi. In an exclusive interview with The Grocer, Matthew Barnes speaks out on like-for-likes, price gaps and his ambitious plans for store growth

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As Aldi flourishes in the UK, what can we learn from it? Video

11 May 2017 | By Jeremy Garlick

Aldi has flourished in the UK in recent years. Sales continue to grow, up 18% in the latest three months from Kantar

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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



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