Aldi profits up 110%

Aldi increased profits by 110% in the UK and Irish Republic last year as it revamped its image to attract wealthier shoppers. Sales rose by 10% to £1.13bn in the year to 31 December 2005 as the German chain opened 16 new stores.

191,000 hits in 7 days

Grocery price comparison website said it had 191,000 hits in its first week. The site compares the price of a weekly shop at online grocery sites Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Ocado.

Site for growers

Tesco has launched a new website aimed at farmers and growers. The site,, contains information on commercial trends and supply opportunities with Tesco.