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Aldi becomes Britain’s fifth-largest supermarket after 12.4% sales growth

Aldi has overtaken The Co-operative to become Britain’s fifth-largest supermarket chain.

The Pizza Factory loses second major contract

2 Sisters-owned The Pizza Factory has confirmed the loss of a major contract just weeks before a supply deal with Tesco ends.

Tesco to tackle discounters with price pledge

Tesco is set to compete head-on with discounters as it looks to cut the cost of its own-label products.

Discounter sales growth slows as Tesco gains market share

Combined sales growth at Lidl and Aldi is at its lowest level in five years – while Tesco is continuing to increase its share of the grocery market.

Lidl and Aldi’s growth driven by millennials

Growth in discount retailers Lidl and Aldi is being driven by millennials, whose spend on grocery shopping is rising three times faster than that of the overall population, according to Nielsen.

Aldi reports record sales but profits hit by price war

Discount supermarket Aldi has reported record sales in the UK and Ireland for 2015 and said it will invest £300m in revamping its stores, but profits have been hit by the supermarket price war.

Aldi sweeps the board in British Baker’s Christmas Stars

UK supermarket Aldi was the stand-out winners in all four categories at the 2016 British Baker Christmas Star awards, with Nevis Bakery and Bakkavör Bread winning the highly recommended accolades.

Discounters to benefit most from Brexit, says Kantar

Analysts from Kantar Retail have said traditional British supermarkets will face higher costs after Brexit, while discounters, such as Aldi and Lidl, will reap the benefits. 

Aldi is Grocer of the Year

Discount supermarket Aldi has been crowned Grocer of the Year at the Grocer Gold Awards, for the third time in four years.

Aldi expands gluten-free range

Discount supermarket chain Aldi now stocks 19 new products, which it launched during Coeliac Awareness Week.

Baketime apologises

Baketime Ltd has apologised for “any inconvenience” caused after it recalled batches of Aldi, Happy Shopper and Bestway own-label snacks. 

Perthshire pie-maker ceases trading

The Wee Pie Company has unexpectedly ceased trading, just months after securing a £150,000 contract to supply Aldi.

Aldi broadcasts British Baker awards success on TV

Here is the Aldi Christmas advert which trumpets the success of its Specially Selected Mince Pies at the British Baker Christmas Stars awards.

Retailers capitalise on Christmas Stars

Winners of British Baker’s Christmas Stars have started to promote themselves and the fact they triumphed in the competition in the run-up to the big festive season.

Aldi trumpets British Baker awards success

Lisa Harley of Aldi, James Withers of Scotland Food & Drink and Jenna McDill of Argo's Bakery
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Orkney bakery wins Aldi listing in Next Top Product search

A family-run Orkney bakery has won a contract worth more than £175,000 to supply Aldi with shortbread after winning the discounter’s search for Scotland’s ‘Next Top Product’. 

Aldi supermarket sales increase by a third

Discount supermarket Aldi has recorded record sales of £6.89 billion for its last financial year, a 31% increase on the previous (2013) year’s figure of £5.27bn.

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Grocery market is showing slight growth
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Slow growth in grocery sector

“Sluggish growth” has been recorded in the British grocery market in the 12 weeks to 16 August 2015. 

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Hot desserts sales hotting up at Aldi
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Discounters outpace traditional retailers in hot desserts

The German discounters are leaving the traditional supermarkets behind in the hot desserts market. 

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British grocery market sees slow growth
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Smaller retailers outperform slower grocery growth

British grocery sales have slowed by 0.8% in the last year, though smaller retailers have enjoyed stronger growth. 

‘Brutal’ price wars hit bread spend, while sales improve

Supermarket bread sales are up for the first time in four years – but ‘brutal’ price wars have hit spending.

Bread prices and discounters impact inflation

Grocery inflation is at -1.7%, reflecting the impact of Aldi and Lidl, as well as deflation in major categories like bread.

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Starbucks is top of the coffee shops in global brand value chart
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Discounters perform in global brands chart

Aldi and Lidl once again showed up the Big Four in the most valuable global retail brands chart. 

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The Grocer own-label awards saw winners and losers
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Discounters dominate gold in Grocer Awards

There were clear winners and losers in The Grocer Own Label Food & Drink Awards, with the discounters drawing in top place with Asda. 

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Supermarket sales growth slows in 12 weeks to April
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Grocery price deflation hits supermarket sales

Supermarket sales have slowed to a revenue growth of 0.2% compared to last year, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel. 

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Staple items are down overall on the last month
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Aldi retains lowest price position for bakery

Aldi remains the cheapest supermarket for bakery items while the cost of a weekly grocery shop has fallen £1 overall in the last month. 

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Aldi jumps into position as UK's sixth-largest supermarket
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Aldi bypasses Waitrose in supermarket leaderboard

German discounter Aldi has leapfrogged Waitrose in the leaderboard to become Britain’s sixth-largest supermarket. 

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MySupermarket tracks changing grocery costs
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Cost of grocery shopping continues to fall

The cost of a weekly grocery shop has fallen again by 1% in the last month and 7% in the last year. 

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Grocery inflation is the lowest since records began in 2006
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Grocery deflation hits new low

Deflation has reached a new low of -1.6% in its 18th successive fall as the supermarket price war rages on. 

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Aldi offers cheapest bakery items
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Aldi named cheapest for bakery in grocery tracker

German discounter Aldi has been named the cheapest supermarket for bakery items as the price of a weekly shop rose 0.55% in the last month to £88.59. 

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Grocery market picks up
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Grocery market picks up pace

The grocery market is growing at its fastest rate since June last year at 1.1%. 

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2 Sisters ‘beyond unreasonable’ on contract, says supplier

2 Sisters Food Group has been accused of setting terms which were “beyond unreasonable” by a supplier.

First decline on record for grocery market
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Discounters continue to dominate, as overall grocery declines

Aldi and Lidl have continued to storm the grocery market, despite an overall decline in the sector since Kantar Worldpanel records began in 1994.

Aldi aims for 1,000 stores in UK

The German discount supermarket operator Aldi has revealed plans to create 35,000 new jobs in the UK.

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Andrew Higginson: Tesco woes have weakened the industry
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Tesco woes weaken grocery market, claims industry veteran

Tesco’s downward performance has weakened the grocery market as a whole, claimed a leading supermarket figure. 

Aldi profits boom

Aldi has announced a soar in profits after competitive prices attracted customers to the discounted supermarket.

Grocery inflation low
Inflation decrease means food costs are the same as last year
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Supermarket war continues as market reaches low

Competition within supermarkets has driven down grocery inflation to zero. 

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Waitrose: operating profits slump but market share grows
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Waitrose operating profit slumps but market share grows

High-end supermarket Waitrose has posted a 9.4% drop in operating profit in its half-year results to 26 July as the fierce competition battles on. 

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Supermarkets: big four feel the squeeze
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Grocery price inflation stands at 0.2% as big four feel the squeeze

Grocery price inflation has fallen for the eleventh consecutive period, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

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Grocery price inflation falls as market growth tails off
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Grocery price inflation and market growth drop

Competitive pricing of staple items such as milk and bread has driven inflation to the lowest level since October 2006.

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Aldi makes home baking a 'destination category'
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Aldi ramps up home baking offer

Discounter Aldi has made home baking a focus with ramped up products.

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On the up!
lowest levels of grocery inflation since October 2006
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Grocery sales figures rebound after historic low

Grocery market growth has bounced back to 2.8% in the 12 weeks to 22 June after a historic low of 1.7% last period.

Morrisons extends price cuts

Supermarket giant Morrisons has further cut prices in another effort to win back customers amid discounter competition.

Aldi and Lidl hold strong as competition heats up

Once again, Aldi and Lidl have continued to dominate market share, while market growth hit its lowest level in 11 years.

Grocery market growth falls to 2.4%

Aldi and Lidl dominated sales growth once again, as overall grocery market growth hit its slowest rate since 2005, new figures show.

Supermarkets face independent discounter threat

Supermarkets face a threat from independent retailers as over 60% of UK adults choose to shop in discount stores, new figures reveal.

Aldi and Lidl show continued sales growth

Aldi and Lidl continue to show strong sales growth, according to the latest results.

EasyJet founder to launch food store

EasyJet founder, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, has announced the launch of a pilot grocer in Croydon, called easyFoodstore.

Discounters and Waitrose prosper in supermarket war

The latest market share figures for supermarkets show an increasingly polarised sector – with discounters and Waitrose both posting growth.

Tesco tops supermarket sales thanks to Jubilee

UK supermarkets managed to accumulate an extra £213m during the week of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, according the latest data.

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