Aldi overcomes price-match schemes by rivals to be UK’s cheapest shop again

For the fifth consecutive month, Aldi has registered the least expensive shopping experience for customers in the UK, according to data from consumer agency Which? Aldi again nosed out discount supermarket rival Lidl for the cheapest basket by a little less than two pounds (£75.79 to £77.68) and over Asda by around nine pounds (£84.98). […]

Aldi launches TV series that gives British suppliers a chance to get on shelves

Discount chain Aldi, making headlines weekly for its low prices and its rise up the charts among popular supermarket chains, is driving more news with a competitive Channel 4 food series set to launch Thursday. ‘Aldi’s Next Big Thing’ will give 36 smaller British suppliers the opportunity to go head-to-head for a change to win […]

Aldi, Lidl promoting massive surges in hires for festive season

Discount retailers Aldi and Lidl both announced huge hiring initiatives in the past week which include many permanent positions as the Christmas season approaches. Aldi is seeking around 3,000 workers, two-thirds of whom will be needed in stores as they ramp up for what they say will be its “biggest ever” festive period in December. […]

Aldi unveils eco-friendly building that could save customers even more

Can shopping get even less expensive at Aldi? With this new concept, it may be possible. The discount retail chain has opened what it calls a “new eco concept store” this week in Royal Leamington Spa, which will serve as a test kitchen of sorts in helping the supermarket and shoppers reduce carbon emissions. The […]

Aldi’s year gets even better with three top retail awards

All is going well for Aldi, which is increasing its footprint across the UK, rising in the supermarket rankings and winning awards in the process. The discount retailer, fresh off a surge into the No. 4 slot ahead of rival Morrisons, recently took home three trophies at the Retail Industry Awards for environmental stewardship, online […]

Aldi’s move into Big Four shows power of discounting, inflation

Although Aldi’s rise into the Big Four of UK supermarkets ahead of Morrisons was not a surprise given its surge in the past two years, it nonetheless showed the power of discount chains in a budget-crunched sector for consumers. With inflation soaring to 12.4%, Aldi pulled down a 9.3% share to leap ahead of Morrisons […]