In the past quarter, discounters Aldi and Lidl have only managed an 11.4 and 8.4 % turnover increase respectively in the United Kingdom. Even though their growth pace is the slowest in years, they still outperformed their major competitors.
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German discounter Aldi wants to conquer China, starting with the launch of a Chinese web shop. This will however mean competing with local giants Alibaba and JD.com.
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Not only did German discount chain Aldi launch its own streaming service, it now also has its own eBooks catalog. Starting 20 October, German Aldi Life users can access about 1 million books and about 3,000 of those are entirely free.
In the next 12 months, Aldi will invest 300 million pounds (350 million euro) in its own store network. It announced its intentions when it publishes its yearly results for the past year, when it managed a record turnover.
Remarkable news in the German hard discount industry, because for the first time ever, Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd will launch a joint image campaign in Germany. It marks the next phase in the price fighter's metamorphosis.
Can a a price breaker also be a responsible entrepreneur? Aldi Nord thinks so, publishing its very first sustainability report - showing how the hard discounter is reinventing itself.
German discounter Aldi has launched its own furniture collection in Australia. The collection contains several replicas from well-known designer furniture, but sold at a fraction of their actual price.
Aldi and Lidl will face fewer consequences of the Brexit in the United Kingdom their major British rivals, because they rely more on local products. This will benefit them, according to a Kantal Retail analysis.
There is a huge power struggle going on in the ranks of Aldi Nord's family shareholders, between Theo Albrecht Jr. and his brother's widow, Babette. The target: who gets to decide what to do with the foundations that control the discount imperium's inheritance?
German discounter Aldi opened a pop-up store in London's trendy Shoreditch quarter. It is the very first time Aldi opens a store, entirely dedicated to its product range of wine.
As one of the last major brand manufacturers, Unilever has now also entered Aldi's German product range: from now on, both Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd will have items from amongst others Knorr and Magnum for sale.
The 30 largest German supermarket groups managed a 2.5 % turnover increase in 2015 (243.99 billion euro). Edeka is still number one, but Aldi (+ 1.5 % in 2015) jumps from 5th to 4th, surpassing Metro.
Aldi US will open 8 stores at once on 24 March, all in the southern part of California. Aldi Süd's division will go head to head with Trader Joe's in that area, Aldi Nord's American subsidiary which has a strong presence in that part of the country.