Aldi will now also deliver beer and wine to American customers’ homes. The discounter is expanding its partnership with grocery delivery company Instacart.
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British retailer Tesco launches a new and paying loyalty scheme, Real does the same thing in Germany, and Casino already did the same in France. Belgian Delhaize is also experimenting with innovative concepts: are traditional retailers going Amazon Prime-style?
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German discounters Aldi and Lidl are join the growing number of retailers who use the Nutri-Score label to clearly display how healthy their products are. The label indicates the health value of the discounters' own brand products.
Italian fashion label Diesel has developed a collection of sustainable clothing in cooperation with Coca-Cola. The garments are partly made from recycled plastic bottles.
Aldi is to leave its founding store in Essen. One hundred years after the creation of the chain, the Huestrasse site has become too small and is to be closed. However, the move also symbolises a shift in power within the discounter’s management team.
According to the newspaper ‘Les Echos’, Casino is conducting exclusive negotiations with Aldi regarding the sale of Leader Price. The possible transaction fits the rescue plan announced on 20 August.
Over the next two years, a new Aldi is to open almost every week in Great Britain. The fast-growing discounter wants a hundred more new stores.
The four largest supermarket chains in the United Kingdom have lost a part of their market share in the last few months - again. The main winners are discounters Lidl and Aldi... and Ocado.
The major Belgian supermarket chains have lower profit margins than five years ago, and that is before Dutch Jumbo is set to disrupt the market even more. The reason is clear: the competition gets tougher and discounts, meant to lure more customers, cut the profitability.
In Germany, Lidl is attacking its closest competitors in a remarkable advertising campaign. But Netto and Edeka, among others, have their answers ready…
The two branches of Aldi, Nord and Süd, are going to unify their private labels. By 2020, customers of both chains will only be able to buy the same brands, spelling the end of brands like Topstar and Milsani.
German discounter Aldi has its eyes set on London after a successful test with a proximity store in Balham. Just ten days ago, arch rival Lidl also announced a plan to conquer London.
Discounter Aldi has almost doubled its Fairtrade turnover to become the largest retailer in the Fairtrade market in Belgium, with a market share of 16 % - compared to just 10 % the year before. Bananas and roses are the fastest growing products.
As Aldi opened its first two Chinese supermarkets in Shanghai, early images suggest that Aldi is aiming for a higher position in the market in China than it has here. There was no lack of interest, with long queues at the entrances.
German discounter Aldi will open its first two stores in China on 7 June. The two stores in Shanghai mark the beginning of an ambitious expansion scheme on the huge Chinese market, in which the retailer hopes to convince the growing middle class.
Organic products are becoming increasingly important in Aldi's range, which is upsetting the organic market: the German discounter is worrying other players with its rock-bottom prices.