Aldi's and Lidl's fast growth could be their downfall

Aldi and Lidl on a path to destruction?

By Nicholas Robinson

Discounters Aldi and Lidl could be on a path to destruction, potentially becoming “the person they tried to beat”, if their growth is mismanaged, leading city analysts have warned.

Discounters show 'transparent pricing', said Garner (front, third from left)

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Retailer promotions in the firing line

By Rick Pendrous

Food and drink manufacturers face big challenges during 2015 as the multiple supermarkets adopt new business models to fight back against hard discounters such as Aldi and Lidl.

Aldi was easy to deal with, said Stirling

Scotland’s Stirfresh nails £250,000 Aldi deal

By Rod Addy

Fruit and veg company Stirfresh has signed a contract worth £250,000 annually to supply 58 Aldi stores in Scotland, claiming that clinching the deal was refreshingly easy.

Aldi said the contamination was an 'isolated incident'

German source for Aldi salmonella chocs

By Rod Addy

The chocolates contaminated by salmonella, which Aldi recalled at the end of last week, came from a German manufacturer, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has confirmed.

Aldi ran similar ads in March 2014, which the ASA banned

Tesco crushes Aldi ad wooing supermarket shoppers

By Rod Addy

Tesco has quashed an Aldi marketing campaign aimed at poaching supermarket shoppers after complaining about its ‘Swap and Save’ adverts to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Shoppers can make significant savings off the back of the supermarket price war

Sainsbury and Asda launch price offensive

By Rod Addy

Sainsbury and Asda have announced massive price cuts less than a week into the New Year as the traditional supermarkets continue to feel the menace of discounters Aldi and Lidl.

Thin end of the organic veg? Organic food could become the next cut price battleground

Aldi’s organics entry could cause a price war

By Nicholas Robinson

Organic food could become the next battleground in the supermarket price war, Helen Browning, chief executive of the Soil Association, has warned after Aldi’s move into the sector.

Aldi bosses Roman Heini (left) and Matthew Barnes want shoppers to do their entire weekly shop at their discount stores

Aldi launches new organic range in upmarket bid

By Michael Stones

Discount retailer Aldi has launched what it claims is an affordable range of organic products that will help customers save 25% on their normal British organic basket, as the store continued its drive to offer upmarket products.

Aldi bosses Roman Heini (left) and Matthew Barnes (right) celebrate a 65% increase in profits

Aldi’s caviar plan to catch wealthy shoppers

By Nicholas Robinson

Aldi will attack the premium end of the food market by targeting wealthy consumers this Christmas, bosses have said, after announcing a 65% increase in its UK profits to £260.9M.

Food suppliers could learn powerful lessons from discounters such as Aldi

Food suppliers must learn from discounters

By Rick Pendrous

Food and drink suppliers should use insights from the success of hard discounters Aldi, Lidl and Poundland to boost their own retail prospects, a category management specialist has claimed.


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