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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


Malcolm Walker receives knighthood for services to retailing Subscription

19 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Other key recipients from the world of retailing and food include Grocer columnist Professor Chris Elliott, who has received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

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LDC declares the end of the “space race” as big four store numbers decline Subscription

15 Jun 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The Local Data Company has claimed “the great space race is over” as big four store numbers fell last year amidst rising inflation and Brexit uncertainty.


Iceland links with Bink for loyalty app technology

13 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Other food and drink companies to sign up to Bink include Morrisons and Pizza Express…

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Discounter-driven revolution to drive 15% growth in grocery Subscription

06 Jun 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

IGD forecasts a 49.8% increase in spending at discounters by 2022 to account for £1 in every £7 spent

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Lidl to launch women's fashion range with supermodel Heidi Klum

06 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The new fashion collection will launch across its 650 UK stores nationwide later this year

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Lidl revamps BWS with a major focus on wine and craft beer Subscription

31 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

It comes in the wake of a 20-strong Craft Beer Festival range launched in Scotland last week

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City snapshot: Mounting inflation drives highest discounter growth since 2015 Video Subscription

31 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Mounting food price inflation is driving consumers back into the hands of Lidl and Aldi, according to the latest market share figures

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Iceland ramps up booze offer with premium world beers and ales Subscription

24 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

  Refitted East Finchley store features brands such as San Miguel, Brooklyn Lager, Birra Moretti and Corona…


Iceland sounds alert over fake orders sting Subscription

11 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Iceland has issued a warning to suppliers over fraudsters placing bogus orders by impersonating the retailer


Aldi: 'massive opportunity' to quadruple store numbers Subscription

11 May 2017 | By James Halliwell

Aldi believes it could almost quadruple its UK store estate to 2,600 stores

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Lidl shines spotlight on Jersey Royal spuds in new TV ad

08 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Continuing the Lidl Surprises campaign theme, sceptical customer Olivia is taken to the discounter’s Jersey farm


Aldi to anchor Bradford discount retail park Subscription

05 May 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Listed real estate investment trust LXi REIT has agreed to fund £10m for the development of a new discount retail park in Bradford to be anchored by a 20,000 sq ft Aldi store, with Home Bargains owner TJ Morris also agreeing pre-let of 16,000 sq ft unit.

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Mults record the best growth since 2013 as discounters power on Subscription

05 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The UK grocery market posted its best growth figures since 2013 over Easter

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Shoppers stressed by Tesco more than Aldi, study reveals Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

New research claims customers find it more stressful shopping at the UK’s biggest supermarket than at rival Aldi

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NSPCC and Lidl link to advise schoolkids on abuse

19 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The chain is committed to raising £3m over the next three years for the NSPCC’s Schools Service

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Lidl follows Co-op in 100% sustainable cocoa pledge

12 Apr 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Ethically sourced cocoa will be used in more than 120 of the retailer’s own label goods

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Aldi aims to demystify French wine with 11-strong lineup Subscription

10 Apr 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The “easy-to-understand” collection is in three sub-ranges: Pardon My French, The Forgotten One and Jean Claude Mas

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Lidl creates 400 jobs at new multimillion pound RDC in Wednesbury Subscription

31 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The 435,938 sq ft centre becomes its largest warehouse in the UK – the equivalent of 10 football pitches


Poundland has eye on the availability prize Subscription

31 Mar 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Trading director Barry Williams said this week there was a “huge prize” for the discounter if it addressed availability

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99p Stores falls into administration Subscription

27 Mar 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Poundland has placed 99p Stores into administration a little more than two years after the fixed-priced retail chain snapped up 250 stores from its rival

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Aldi and Lidl defend using lorry drivers to unload trucks Subscription

16 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Lorry driver David Janczak-Hogarth claimed the discounters were letting “any Tom, Dick or Harry in the warehouse”

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Aldi to get fresh logo to complement ‘modern’ image Subscription

09 Mar 2017 | By Julia Glotz

The new logo is already in use in China and will be coming to the UK in due course

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Discounter growth set to plateau as new stores cannibalise sales Subscription

06 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The latest Colliers International/MSCI UK supermarket investment report claims Aldi will be hit most

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Aldi opens 700th UK store and targets 1,000 by 2022

28 Feb 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Aldi said it was investing £450m this year to add capacity to its stores and distribution network…


Trouble in Poundland: wheeler-dealing with Barry Williams

22 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


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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