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24
Mar

Treat yourself to an Easter tipple with Aldi

Whether you’re planning a big feast or have an Easter egg hunt on the cards this Bank Holiday weekend, discount supermarket Aldi has a wide selection of drinks available to give a spring to your step. From floral whites and fruity reds to delicious liqueurs, there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets.
 
 
Gran Reserva Valdepeñas 2009, £4.99
Available from 4 April in stores nationwide and online at www.aldi.co.uk
Bright and lively, this brick-red coloured wine is full of ripe fruit flavour and oak. With a great texture and long aftertaste, it’s ideal for serving with grilled lamb over the Bank Holiday.
 
 
Otago Pinot Noir 2016, £8.99
Available from 23 March in stores nationwide and online at www.aldi.co.uk (limited availability)
This pinot noir’s deep mixed berry notes deliver intense fruity flavours. Hailing from the world’s most southernmost wine region in New Zealand, this dazzling red is perfect to enjoy at an Easter BBQ with family and friends.
 
 
Exquisite Collection Cotes du Provence Rosé Magnum 2016, £12.99
Available from 23 March in stores nationwide and online at www.aldi.co.uk (limited availability)
This Exquisite rosé comes in a beautiful and tall Magnum bottle, making it ideal for sharing with loved ones. Created in the South of France, it delivers an elegant blend of delicate strawberry flavours and white fruit aromas. Serve chilled with your favourite seafood dish.
 
 
Grande Alberone Zinfandel 2014, £7.99
Available from 4 April in stores in stores nationwide and online at www.aldi.co.uk
Cheese fans will love pairing this deep red zinfandel with their favourite indulgent cheese selection this Easter. It has invigorating flavours of ripe fruits and cherries, with a long lingering finish to make it all the more satisfying as an after dinner treat. Enjoy with a slice of Aldi’s Rio De Trefle French Brie.
 
 
Exquisite Collection Fleurie 2014, £6.49
Available from 23 March in stores in stores nationwide and online at www.aldi.co.uk (limited availability)
The Exquisite Collection Fleurie is as floral and light as its name suggests, with an abundance of ripe cherries and red fruits to give wine lovers an early taste of summer. With a soft and slightly savoury finish, it’s perfect to serve with a gammon steak or plate of charcuterie for all the family to enjoy at Easter.
 
 
Tamova Salted Caramel Vodka Liqueur, £9.99
Available from 6 April in stores nationwide
This smooth salted caramel liqueur is the ultimate party drink to get guests talking. A true Easter treat, it’s made exclusively from caramel flavours, the finest rock salt and triple distilled British grain vodka.
 

Lot 21 Argentinian Chardonnay 2015, £9.99
Available in stores and online now at www.aldi.co.uk
If you’re planning an Easter roast, this chardonnay will be a perfect accompaniment. This fresh and enticing wine has elements of ripe stone fruit, buttery toast and honey, with a long finish which echoes the quality of the wine. Especially great with chicken.
 

 Organic Prosecco DOC 2016, £7.99
Available from 4 April in stores nationwide and online at www.aldi.co.uk
Go organic with your prosecco choice this Easter with this fresh and elegant fizz from Aldi, which is made using organic cane sugar. Complex and fruity with notes of pear, green apple and honey notes makes this an ideal tipple to enjoy with friends.
 

Pata Negra Gran Reserva 2008, £9.99
Available from 23 April in stores nationwide and online at www.aldi.co.uk (limited availability)
This soft, mellow red has hints of strawberry and vanilla and has been made in the traditional Rioja style, with long ageing in French oak barrels. The result is a mature tempranillo with a very long finish, helping make the Bank Holiday weekend all the more memorable.
16
Mar

Aldi extends its fresh Welsh lamb range

Aldi, the UK’s lowest-priced supermarket, has introduced five new Welsh lamb products to its stores in North Wales.

The products, which include steaks, chops, leg, breast and shoulder joints have been sourced exclusively from Red Tractor assured farms across Wales.

The move follows a similar initiative in South Wales last year and means that all of Aldi’s 38 stores in Wales will now stock an extensive range of fresh Welsh lamb products all year round.

Aldi, which recently became the UK’s fifth largest supermarket by market share, has confirmed it will only replace Welsh lamb with products from other parts of the UK if there is insufficient supply from Welsh farms.

Unlike other supermarkets, Aldi does not stock fresh lamb products sourced from overseas.

Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Buying, Aldi UK said: “Since it was introduced last year our fresh lamb range has proved extremely popular with customers across South Wales. We’re very pleased to now extend the range to customers in other parts of the country.

“Each product is sourced exclusively from Wales and is clearly labelled to let customers know they are supporting a Welsh farmer when they buy the product.”

Rhys Llywelyn, Marketing Manager for Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales, said; “We work with all retail companies in the UK, helping them to source and promote high-quality red meat from Welsh farms, and are delighted at the commitment to PGI Welsh Lamb shown by this announcement. Extending this successful range of Aldi’s fresh lamb products to yet more stores is a vote of confidence in our industry, and a response to consumers’ wish to enjoy Welsh Lamb all year round.”

Aldi’s is also opening its new £60m Cardiff distribution centre next month. Measuring 46,000m2, the facility will serve Aldi’s growing number of stores across Wales and the South West of England and will create 400 jobs.

16
Mar

A Very tuneful discount with Aldi this Mother’s Day

- Aldi launches stylish turntable that’s £240 cheaper than Very.co.uk
- Represents total savings of up to 80%

ALDI

Very.co.uk

Urban Outfitters

 

Freestanding Retro Turntable


 

Crosley Bermuda Dansette Turntable

 

UO X Dansette Red
Standing Vinyl Record Player

£59.99

£299.99

£250.00

Amount saved by shopping at Aldi:

£240

£190

Discount Supermarket Aldi is offering shoppers the chance to treat Mum for less this Mother’s Day with the launch of its retro-style turntable for music-loving mums.

Almost indistinguishable from a similar product available at Very.co.uk, the price of Aldi’s turntable, at only £59.99, will be music to shoppers’ ears representing savings of up to 80%. With a 3-speed turntable and built-in stereo speakers, this is a bargain shoppers can’t afford to miss out on. Its rechargeable battery and headphone jack makes it both practical and pretty.

Suitable for use via the internal speakers or amplified thanks to the RCA line-out, this stylish home-accessory also records from LP to USB or SD Card. Identical in specification to competitor models, as with all Aldi Specialbuys, this fantastic gift will only be available while stocks last in stores from 16th March and available to pre-order online from 9th March.

Tony Baines, Managing Director for Corporate Buying at Aldi comments: “Listening to vinyl has become popular again in recent years and we’re really excited to be able to offer this great gift for Mother’s Day.

“This gift will give mums a chance to dust off their collection and listen to that nostalgic crackle without breaking the bank.” Aldi’s Freestanding Retro Turntable is part of Aldi’s Specialbuys Mother’s Day Gifting range including Ladies’ Mini Tote Bag [removed]£14.99[removed], Facial Cleanser [removed]£12.99[removed] and a Professional Hairdryer [removed]£12.99[removed].

The full range will be available in stores nationwide from 16th March and can be pre-ordered online at www.aldi.co.uk from 9th March - but be quick, as with all Specialbuys, once it’s gone, it’s gone!

9
Mar

Enjoy fresh fruity fragrances as Aldi launches new luxury scented candles

  • Aldi launches luxury candle range that customers can wax lyrical about this Mother’s Day
  • At  £3.99 customers save astonishing 90% on £44  Jo Malone alternative
  • Available exclusively at Aldi from 16th March
Discount supermarket Aldi will be launching a collection of three beautifully fragranced, premium candles in time for Mother’s Day, available in stores across the country from 16th March. Comparable to Jo Malone, Aldi’s candles offer mums a truly luxury treat for a fraction of the price.
 
Created with Aldi’s expert perfumers, the Luxury Mother’s Day Candles are available in a choice of three scents: Pomegranate Noir, Freesia & Pear or Lime Basil & Mandarin and are encased in a contemporary glass jar design that would complement any interior. With a burn time of 48 hours, Aldi’s luxury candle priced at just £3.99 is 90% cheaper than Jo Malone’s at £44.*
 
Aldi’s three scents recreate perfume classics representing quality, sophistication and style allowing customers to lavish their loved ‘mums’ with high quality products without breaking the bank.
 
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said: “With Mother’s Day being a time to indulge that special lady in your life, amazing quality needn’t cost a fortune.  We believe that everyone should be able to afford the very best for their mums, without the luxury price tag.”
 
John Davis at European Flavours & Fragrances [removed]EFF[removed], Aldi’s fragrance house, said: “Not only do Aldi’s premium candles equal the quality, strength and performance of high-end alternatives, but they are significantly larger than their premium counterparts meaning the fragrance is likely to be stronger, too.”
 
Customers better be quick, because once they’re gone, they’re gone.


Luxury Mother’s Day Candle – £3.99, 290g 
Available in No 1 Lime, Basil & Mandarin, No 2 Freesia & Pear or No 3 Pomegranate Noir
This is a Specialbuy item available in stores from Thursday 16th March, while stocks last.
  
9
Mar

Aldi opens 700th store and new £60m distribution hub

  • Aldi’s new Cardiff distribution centre becomes fully operational next month, creating 400 jobs
  • 700th store opens in Whitstable, Kent, as part of programme to reach 1,000 UK stores by 2022
  • Aldi is investing more than £450m this year to increase capacity across the UK 
  • Total investment in UK stores and supply chain over last five years is £1.7bn 
Aldi has pledged to open a store in every major British town and city, as it opens its 700th store in Kent and a new £60m distribution centre in Cardiff.    
 
The UK’s fastest-growing supermarket is investing more than £450m this year to add capacity to its stores and distribution network so that it can keep pace with the unprecedented demand from consumers.    
During the last quarter, Aldi attracted 826,000 more shoppers compared to the same period last year and recently overtook the Co-op to become the UK’s fifth-largest supermarket. [removed]Source Kantar 12 weeks 29/01/17[removed]
 
The new £60m Cardiff facility is Aldi’s ninth UK distribution centre.  Measuring 46,000m2, the site is the size of 11 football pitches or 36 Olympic swimming pools. The facility will serve Aldi’s growing number of stores across Wales and the South West of England and will create 400 jobs. 
The grocer’s landmark 700th store has opened in Whitstable, Kent.  The store is one of more than 100 sites that Aldi now has in the South East, including more than 30 inside the M25, as it continues to attract new customers across the region.  
 
The new store is one of 70 opening this year and Aldi remains on course to have 1,000 stores across the UK by 2022.  
 
Matthew Barnes, Chief Executive Officer, Aldi UK and Ireland, said: “During the last five years we have invested £1.7bn in new stores and distribution centres to bring Aldi to the 14m customers that now regularly shop with us.     
 
“But there are many more potential customers who don’t shop at Aldi because there isn’t a store near where they live. We want to change this by having a store in every major town and city across Britain.”
 
In addition to its new Cardiff regional distribution centre, Aldi is investing £150m to increase capacity in the North of England and Scotland by enlarging existing distribution centres in Darlington and Bathgate.
                                                                                
Matthew Barnes added: “We remain committed to meeting the strong demand across the country for new stores and will continue to invest in our operations so that we can introduce millions of new customers to Aldi’s great products and low prices.”    
2
Mar

Mum’s the Word – Treat Her to Something Extra Special from Aldi this Mother’s Day

Wide range of gifts available for Mother’s Day on 16th March

Those struggling to top last year’s Mother’s Day gift need look no further, thanks to Aldi’s Mother’s Day Gifting range. Whether she prefers a pampered night in with a glass of wine or keeping busy in the garden, Aldi has a gift to suit every mum – available to pre order online at www.aldi.co.uk from 9th March and to buy in stores from 16th March.

Bring music to mum’s ears with this Mother’s Day Vintage Turntable (£59.99), featuring a retro design and built-in stereo speakers so she can enjoy all her favourite retro classics. Available in a variety of stylish colours, music loving mums can even record songs from LP to PC so they can listen to all their favourite tracks on portable music devices too.

If she likes to stay on trend, this Ladies’ Mini Tote Bag (£14.99) is the perfect Mother’s Day gift, with a spacious main compartment and zippered front pocket so stylish mums can carry all their essentials. Available in a variety of colours including pink, black and grey, the tote also includes a detachable shoulder strap.

Aldi’s Facial Cleanser (£12.99) is ideal for mums who love to indulge in some much needed pampering. With a choice of seven different oscillating brushes, it’s the ultimate treat for skin.

 Getting ready for a day or evening out couldn’t be easier with this Professional Hairdryer (£12.99), which boasts ionic technology for a speedier drying time. Containing an AC motor, this salon performance dryer has a powerful airflow to dry hair quickly. With a range of heat and speed levels, it suits a variety of different hair types and even has a ‘Cool Shot’ function to set hairstyles for the day or night ahead.

 Let the self-indulgence continue in the kitchen with a glass of Mum’s favourite tipple in these Large Wine or Long Glasses (£7.99), which come with a choice of messages and designs to let Mum know how special she is. Or, if she prefers to shake it up with cocktails, she’ll love experimenting with a Mojito Maker/Shaker Kit (£5.99).

With a variety of luxurious scents including Pomegranate Noir and Mandarin and Basil, Aldi’s Luxury Mother’s Day Candles (£3.99) are perfect for treating Mum to some ‘me’ time.

Treat mum to breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day with this Melamine Tray (£3.99) and serve her the perfect cuppa with Aldi’s Teatime Gifts (£4.99) which comes with a choice of mugs, coasters, trays and saucer sets. Go the extra mile and serve up a full cream tea feast with these Afternoon Tea Accessories (£4.99) – a dainty selection of vintage-style tea accessories including a two tier cake stand, creamer and teapot.

Green-fingered goddesses will love this Weather Station (£19.99), providing them with their very own local weather forecast and temperature prediction. With temperature and humidity trend indication and an ice warning feature, gardening loving mums can stay ahead of the game and prep their plants for any weather changes.

Available in two pretty designs, this comfortable Garden Kneeler (£7.99) is great for taking the pressure off whilst weeding and planting. What’s more,  Aldi’s ceramic Wellington Boot Planter (£9.99) is a brilliant option for Mum to show off her horticultural creations, and is available in a variety of colours including blue and cream.

Aldi also has all the classic essentials to keep any mum happy this Mother’s Day, including Ladies Slippers (£4.99) with a pretty bow detail and Mother’s Day Plush Animals (£3.99). There is even a selection of Handmade Luxury Cards (£1.99) andMother’s Day Cards and Bottle Bags (£0.79) for the perfect finishing touch to any gift.

Aldi’s Specialbuys Mother’s Day Gifting range is available in stores nationwide from 16th March and can be pre-ordered online at www.aldi.co.uk from 9th March - but be quick, as with all Specialbuys, once it’s gone it’s gone!

Aldi’s Mother’s Day Gifting range is available in stores and online on 16th March while stocks
last.

 
Product Description Price
Mother’s Day Vintage Turntable £59.99
Weather Station £19.99
Ladies’ Mini Tote Bag £14.99
Professional Hairdryer £12.99
Facial Cleanser £12.99
Wellington Boot Planter £9.99
Decorative Bird Bath £9.99
Large Wine/Long Glass £7.99
Garden Kneeler £7.99
Lunch Tote £7.99
Mojito Maker/Shaker Kit £5.99
Mother's Day Flask/Bottle £4.99
Afternoon Tea Accessories £4.99
Pretty Posies Light £4.99
Ladies Slippers £4.99
Teatime Gifts £4.99
Melamine Tray £3.99
Mother's Day Plush Animal £3.99
Luxury Mother’s Day Candle £3.99
Premium Design Stationery £2.99
Design Stationery £2.99
Gardening Annual Book £2.99
Mother's Day Handmade Luxury Cards £1.99
Large Mother's Day Cards And Medium Bags £1.29
Square Mother's Day Cards And Bottle Bags £0.79
2
Mar

Create your own wine case with Aldi

Shoppers can pick and mix their favourite Aldi wines with a brand new online offering by the discount supermarket.
 
The launch follows Aldi being crowned ‘Wine Retailer Of The Year’ at the Drinks Retailing Awards and comes one year after the discount retailer launched its eCommerce platform, making it even easier for shoppers to buy high quality wines for less.
 
Whether the tipple of choice is a rich red, such as the Tudor Shiraz or a crisp white Exquisite Collection Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, shoppers are free to choose a mix of their favourite wines, starting at a minimum of six. With a selection of more than 125 wines available online to choose from, shoppers can also try something different which takes their fancy.
 
Create your own case with a minimum of six bottles and enjoy free delivery simply by visiting www.aldi.co.uk
27
Feb

'Berry' British strawberries arrive in Lancashire earlier than ever

This year, thanks to local grower Medlar Fruit Farm, freshly grown British strawberries are set to arrive in Aldi stores earlier than ever before. The first punnets of strawberries will be available in selected stores in the Lancashire region from 28th February, officially declaring that summer is on its way!
 
Medlar Fruit Farm, a resident grower in Lancashire, part of the Berry Gardens cooperative, produced the first yield of strawberries – ahead of any other supplier – and delivered it directly to Aldi stores in the Lancashire region ensuring customers get to enjoy them at their freshest and most flavoursome!
 
Medlar Fruit Farm is part of Berry Gardens, a British co-operative founded over 40 years ago and is a leading producer of berries and stone fruit. 
 
A spokesperson from Berry Gardens, said: ‘We aim to deliver only the very best quality fruits and are delighted to be able to offer customers British strawberries even earlier than last year. It’s great to have support from retailers such as Aldi to guarantee that customers get to enjoy produce that is home-grown.”
 
The early arrival of strawberries will help Brits shake off the gloominess of colder months and spring into summer to relish the quality of summer’s favourite fruit for even longer. Fresh British strawberries are known to be best for taste, quality and the environment, and shoppers can enjoy a head-start preparing summer dishes such as strawberries and cream and strawberry tarts.
 
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said: “We’re looking forward to bringing summer into stores earlier this year. By working closely with our suppliers and listening to what our customers want, we have been able to deliver strawberries ahead of the usual season.
 
“We are proud to be first to market with British strawberries and delighted to be offering these home-grown classics to our customers for an increased amount of time.”
 
Aldi recently won Fresh Produce Retailer of the Year at the UK Fruit and Veg Awards 2016.
 
For further information on Aldi’s fresh produce and award wins, visit aldi.co.uk
24
Feb

Aldi launches exclusive icellage collection

  • NEW EXCLUSIVE SKINCARE RANGE CONTAINS INNOVATIVE INGREDIENTS BASED ON THE CELLS OF AN ALPINE FLOWER WHICH SURVIVED THE ICE AGE
  • ENTIRE RANGE AVAILABLE FOR UNDER £30
  • LIMITED SPECIALBUY RANGE – AVAILABLE ONLINE FROM 23rd  MARCH & IN STORE FROM 30th MARCH
 
Famed for its high quality skincare products at a fraction of premium priced products, Aldi is set to launch the Lacura Icellage Collection - a limited edition, luxury anti-ageing skincare range for women aged 35-60.

The collection is made up of four products - a day cream, night cream, intensive serum and eye gel, each of which contains the powerful active ingredient, 'PhytoCellTec nunatak' which contains a new generation of stem cells derived from the alpine flower, Saponaria Pumila. This strong flower, which grows on high mountains and has survived extreme Ice Age conditions over 10,000 years ago, penetrates deeper layers of the skin more effectively.

Lacura Icellage offers skin defence against environmental stress and counteracts the signs of ageing by improving skin fatigue, dullness and dryness which creates more resilient and younger looking skin.

Dermatologically tested and suitable for all skin types, Lacura Icellage Eye Gel (£5.99 for 15ml) contains an innovative skin defence complex to improve skin suppleness, minimise wrinkles, intensively hydrate and provide a cooling effect.

Designed to deeply moisturise and smooth, the Lacura Icellage Serum (£6.99 for 30ml) minimises wrinkles.

The perfect duo, Lacura Icellage Day Cream (£6.99 for 50ml) with SPF 20 and Lacura Icellage Night Cream (£6.99 for 50ml) work together to provide deep moisturisation and reduce wrinkles to create a fresh and radiant complexion.

Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi UK comments: “Following the overwhelming demand for the Lacura Caviar Collection, we are very excited to be launching Lacura Icellage; a premium quality skincare range that will be made available across all of our stores and online at aldi.co.uk.

“The Aldi Lacura range is already well-known for its high quality ingredients and this latest addition is no exception. The new Lacura Icellage range is perfect for customers looking for a superior skincare regime without the hefty price tag."

Shoppers are encouraged to get their products online from 23rd March and in store from 30th March to avoid disappointment, because once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Aldi Lacura has received unprecedented success over the past couple of years, and has most recently scooped winner of the Best Own-Brand Range of the Year at the 2016 Beauty Awards for its Caviar Illumination Collection.
23
Feb

Don’t let paddy’s day leave you short, Aldi can save you a pot of gold

Want to indulge in a good old Irish tradition this St Patrick’s Day? Aldi has everything you need for a bit of Irish fun.
 
Combining thick cut potatoes, classic beef and cheese flavours with the world’s most iconic stout to create a tasty double act, Burts Hand Cooked Guinness Flavour Crisps (99p) are the perfect pairing for a pint and available for half the price of Waitrose at £1.99*. Enjoy these deliciously crunchy crisps as a light afternoon snack or even an evening nibble to accompany celebratory drinks with friends and family.
 
Bringing together Irish pork along with Guinness Irish Stout, Loughnane’s Guinness Sausages with Leeks (£1.99) blend nature and tradition, to give you a true taste of Ireland on your dinner plate. Suitable for breakfast or dinner, try these delicious sausages in a humble sandwich or cook up a hearty bake or stew, with a cheeky Irish twist.

To accompany your sausages cook your own authentic bread with Irish Bread Mix for just £1.59 and choose from Whole Wheat, Spelt, Linseed, Oats or Seeds.

When it comes to drinks, St Patrick’s Day doesn’t have to be all about hearty pints of stout – Aldi has a selection of other Irish tipples to mix things up a bit. Toast a hearty ‘Sláinte’ with friends with a choice of the below to celebrate the Emerald Isle in all its glory.
               
Aldi’s Specially Selected Irish Cream Liqueur (£6.99) has a fantastic blend of fresh Irish cream with the finest distilled Irish whiskey for the perfect after dinner sweet treat, or another luxurious, creamy delight is the Ballycastle Irish Country Cream (£3.75) which can be enjoyed in a cool glass over ice.
 
For something a little crisper, crack open a Magners Original or Pear Cider (£5.25 for 6) the perfect way to start the St Patrick’s Day festivities.
 
If you want to try cooking up a real Irish storm to accompany your delicious drinks, give these traditional Irish meals a go:
 
Irish Cream Banana Special
This elegant and luxurious dessert choice is guaranteed to wow your dinner guests.

Serves: 4 people
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
British
Vegetarian

Ingredients
1 small banana
300ml Irish cream liqueur
100ml white rum
100ml semi-skimmed milk
2 tbsp fudge sauce (see below)
4 balls premium vanilla ice cream
Cocoa powder
 
For the fudge sauce
115g unsalted butter
275ml double cream
140g brown sugar
Dash lemon juice

Method
Place 1 small banana into a liquidiser.
Add 300ml Irish cream liqueur, 100ml white rum, 100ml milk, 2 tbsp fudge sauce (see recipe below), and then blitz really well.
Finally place 4 small balls of premium vanilla ice cream into 4 frosted tumblers.
Pour over the cocktail and serve, dusted with cocoa powder.
 
For the fudge sauce
Make the sauce by placing the butter, sugar, and cream together into a saucepan and bring to the boil.
Whisk well until you have a thick fudgy sauce.
Remove from the heat and add the lemon juice.


Ballycastle and Dark Chocolate Mousse
Luxuriously indulgent chocolate desserts. Perfect for dinner parties.

Serves: 2 people
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
British
Vegetarian

Ingredients
100g Dark Chocolate 70% Cocoa
1 Large Egg
25g Caster Sugar
30ml Irish Cream Liqueur
30ml Double Cream
Sprigs of mint to serve

Method
Break up the chocolate and put in a ovenproof dish, put the dish over a pan of boiling water and melt the chocolate - allow to cool slightly.
Meanwhile separate the yolk from the egg white - put the yolk in a small bowl with the Ballycastle and the cream - whisk well.
Put the egg white in a separate bowl, whisk till the egg white is softly peaked, slowly whisk in the caster sugar till it becomes glossy and thick.
Add the previously prepared egg yolk and Ballycastle mixture to the melted chocolate.
Then fold the egg white mixture in, a spoonful at a time.
Spoon the mixture into two small glasses and refrigerate - decorate with some fresh mint as you serve.
 

Give this Roasted sausage bake an Irish rustic twist by swapping the sausages for Pork Sausages with Guinness Stout Leek.
Roasted Sausage Bake
Succulent sausages with a rustic twist.

Serves: 4 people
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes
Chef's tipServe hot or cold with the sausages and vegetables. Great with our Specially Selected Pork Sausages
British

Ingredients
6 Ultimate British Pork Sausages 
3 Cloves Garlic, crushed  
Butternut Squash, cut into thin wedges or cubes
5g Rosemary
2 tbsp Olive Oil
450g New Potatoes, halved
2 Large Parsnips, peeled and cut into quarters
1tsp Dried Chilli Flakes (optional)
 
Berry Jam:
1 tbsp Oil
1 Onion, peeled and finely sliced
2 Pears, peeled, cored and sliced
2 tbsp Cranberry Sauce
2 tbsp Water
150g Blackberries or other seasonal berries
1 tsp Ground Ginger

Method
Preheat the oven to 190oC/375oF/Gas Mark 5. In a large roasting pan toss together the sausages, garlic, butternut squash, rosemary, olive oil, new potatoes, parsnips and dried chilli flakes. Bake in the oven for 40-50 minutes until the sausages are golden brown and the butternut squash is soft. To make the Berry Jam: heat the oil in a heavy-based pan, add the onion and cook slowly until softened and browned. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring as necessary. Cover the pan and cook, on a reduced heat, for approximately 10 minutes.
 
-ENDS-


*Prices correct on supermarket own website as of 07.02.17
Other products are available at competitor retailers, all products comparisons chosen by Aldi.
 
Irish Bread Mix – £1.59, 360g (70141)
Choose from Whole Wheat, Spelt or Linseed, Oats and Seeds.
This is a Specialbuy item available in stores from Thursday 9th March, while stocks last.
 

Burts Hand Cooked Guinness Flavour Crisps – 99p, 150g (69475)
Choose from Guinness Rich Beef Chilli or Guinness Toasted Cheese
This is a Specialbuy item available in stores from Thursday 9th March, while stocks last.
 

Loughnane’s Guinness Sausages with Leeks – £1.99, 400g (76355)
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This is a Super 6 Fresh Meat & Fish item available in stores from Thursday 16th March, while stocks last.
 

Specially Selected Irish Cream Liqueur (£6.99 – 70cl)
On sale in stores nationwide from 9th March, whilst stocks last                               
This Specially Selected Irish Country Cream has a fantastic blend of fresh Irish cream with the finest distilled Irish whiskey for the perfect after dinner sweet treat. Add to a hot chocolate and top with whipped cream for an extra dose of decadence.

 
Magners Original and Pear Cider (£5.25 – 6 x 500ml)
On sale in stores nationwide from 9th March, whilst stocks last
Cracking open a Magners cider is the perfect way to start the St Patrick’s Day festivities. Available in Original crisp apple and fruity Pear, an ice cold glass of Magners goes perfectly alongside a slow cooked port stew for the ultimate St Patrick’s Day feast.

 
Ballycastle Irish Country Cream (£3.75 – 70cl)
On sale in stores nationwide now
Another luxurious, creamy delight from Aldi, the Ballycastle Irish Country Cream can be enjoyed in a cool glass over ice or even served over a scoop of Gianni’s Soft Scoop Vanilla Ice Cream (£1.19 – 2L tub) for a dessert with a difference.
 
23
Feb

Another one fights the dust

Give your home that spring clean feeling with a little help from Aldi
 
Roll up your sleeves this National Spring Cleaning Week (6th – 12th March) and give your house the TLC it needs with Aldi’s extensive range of excellent cleaning essentials. From bathrooms to kitchens, Aldi has everything you need to ensure your house is left looking and smelling as good as new.
 
The cleaning craze will be ‘sweeping’ the nation as eager dusters get their homes spring ready, while slightly messier homeowners ‘wipe the slate clean’. 
 
All of Aldi’s cleaning products are built for an efficient, quick clean while successfully killing any loitering germs – give them a go and see for yourself.
 
And why not try some of these easy cleaning hacks* to make this chore quicker:
·         Use newspaper and window cleaner to clean your windows
·         Grind uncooked white rice in your coffee grinder to make it odour free
·         Clean air vents with your favourite cleaning products along with a rag and butter knife
·         Use a toothbrush to clean your computer keyboard
·         Line your toaster tray with foil before toasting anything, preventing future crumbs
·         Use tape to pick up crumbs
·         You can even kill two birds with one stone and walk around your house in fluffy socks instead of dusting
 
Powerforce Kitchen/Bathroom Cleaner – 85p, 750ml 
This is a core product available in Aldi stores nationwide
 
Power Force Window/Shower Cleaner – 85p, 750ml 
This is a core product available in Aldi stores nationwide
 
Power Force Toilet Gel – 69p, 1l 
Choose from Pine, Ocean, Citrus or Lemon.
This is a core product available in Aldi stores nationwide
 
Power Force Anti-Bacterial Floor Wipes – 65p per pack 
Choose from Fresh or Apple
This is a core product available in all Aldi stores nationwide
 
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*http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/50-cleaning-hacks-for-your-home-that-will-make-your-life-easier.html
*https://www.buzzfeed.com/alisoncaporimo/lazy-girl-cleaning-hacks?utm_term=.iaKJzlZWB#.kvgJo0gP3
23
Feb

Aldi cracks cramped kitchen conundrum with new compact living range

  • Aldi cooks up Compact Living range – perfect for budding chefs with small kitchens and studio flat
  • Answering consumer demand as city homes get smaller and prices increase
  • Range includes Table Top Dishwashers and Fridges, Mini Ovens and Mini Fryers

Discount supermarket Aldi is helping Brits who live in space starved flats and houses make the most out of their rooms with its new Compact Living range.

While Britain’s homes are rising in value, they are also shrinking in size according to industry figures. The average size of a new-built, three-bedroom home in the UK outside London is currently 88.9 square metres - 4sqm smaller than the Government’s own guideline of 93sqm[1].

With the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) dubbing these homes ‘rabbit hutches’1, its research also shows that lack of space is the most common cause of dissatisfaction people cite in relation to their homes. The Aldi Compact Living Range, which is available in stores from 23rd February, includes everything homeowners need to maximise their small spaces and kitchens. From small-scale appliances, such as a Table Top Dishwasher (£149.99), Table Top Fridge (£59.99), Mini Oven with Hob (£59.99) and a Mini Fryer (£16.99), to space saving utensils like Nesting Frying Pans (£29.99).

Tony Baines, Managing Director for Corporate Buying at Aldi comments: “We appreciate that lots of homeowners and renters are pushed for space and not everyone needs or can accommodate full-sized kitchen items in the modern world. Our Compact Living range responds to these changing consumer needs, offering city dwellers and space-savvy customers a selection of compact products and appliances which are great-value and don’t compromise on style.”

And statistics also show that new-built homes are now nearly 10sqm smaller than those built in 2003 when the average was 98.8sqm outside London[2]. Due to decreasing sizes, buyers and renters alike are being forced to embrace ‘micro living’ across the country as average housing space differs by region - a three bedroom property in London is now 25sqm bigger than those built in Yorkshire1.
The full Compact Living range is in stores nationwide and online now. Shoppers will have to be quick though because, as with all Specialbuys, once it’s gone, it’s gone.

Aldi’s full Compact Living range is available in stores on the 23rd February and available to pre-order online on the 16th February
 
Product Product dimensions
Mini Oven with Hob Fan assisted, 27 litre capacity oven
for grilling, roasting and baking. Multi-function electric compact hotplates for frying and boiling. Approx. 32 x 49 x 39cm
Table Top Dishwasher Approx. 44 x 55 x 50cm
Table Top Fridge Approx. 13kg
Approx. 50 x 48 x 45cm.
41 litre capacity with 5 litre capacity ice box.
Mini Fryer 1.5 litre oil capacity
Compact Food Processor Approx. 18 x 13 x 23cm
Dyson Handheld Vacuum The powerful Dyson digital motor generates twice the suction of any other handheld in use. Light and portable for quick, hassle-free cleaning.
 
 
Full Compact Living range:
Product Description Price
Dyson V6 Handheld Vacuum £169.99
Table Top Dishwasher £149.99
Mini Oven With Hob £59.99
Table Top Fridge £59.99
Microwave Oven £39.99
Nesting Frying Pans £29.99
Knife and Chopping Board Set £29.99
Nesting Saucepans £24.99
Electronic Kettle £19.99
Sandwich Press £17.99
Mini Fryer £16.99
Smoothie Maker £14.99
Compact Food Processor £13.99
3 Pack Mugs £9.99
Stackable Storage Canisters With Lids £9.99
Nesting Utensils £6.99
Place Setting For 1 £6.99
Oven To Tableware £4.99
Hessian Baskets 3pk £4.99
Drink Pod £4.99
Clip & Close Sets £4.49
Fridge Storage Boxes £3.49
Scissor Set 4 Pack £2.99
Vacuum Storage Bags £2.99
Microwave Assortment £2.49
Cutlery Selection £2.49
Novelty Egg Cups & Spoons £1.99
Can Opener £1.99
Egg Accessories £1.99
Microwave Splatter Cover £0.99
 
 
[1] Royal Institute of British Architects, Homewise Report, 2015
[2] Storefirst.com  2016 research
16
Feb

Support Fairtrade Fortnight at school with Aldi

Show your support for Fairtrade Fortnight on February 27th to March 12th with certified Fairtrade products from discount supermarket, Aldi .
 
To raise awareness of Fairtrade at grassroots level, schools around the UK will be encouraged to take part by hosting a Fairtrade-only break in the classroom, playground or staffroom, so whether its bananas, coffee or chocolate, Aldi has a wide selection of affordable Fairtrade products in store to perfectly complement every break.
 
Teachers can take a break from the classroom with Specially Selected Fairtrade Colombian Instant Coffee (£1.99, 100g) or Fairtrade Speciality Tea available in English Breakfast or Earl Grey (85p for 50 bags). The production of Aldi’s teas support communities across Africa to educate their children and receive medical advice.
 
Enjoy a natural energy boost in the morning with Aldi’s Organic Fairtrade Bananas (great price in store) which are available in stores nationwide all year round and with 100% of Aldi’s Fairtrade bananas sustainably sourced, they’re good for you and the environment!
 
Brighten up your classroom with the beautiful Fairtrade Roses Aldi has in store for only £3.00 a bunch. For every bouquet of Fairtrade roses bought at Aldi, a Fairtrade Premium is paid directly to benefit workers and their families.
 
For that break time special treat, indulge in Moser Roth Chocolate (£1.29, 125g) which is available in Ghanaian, Peruvian or Dominican Republic flavours.  The ethically sourced Fairtrade ingredients in these chocolate bars help to support sustainable livelihoods for local famers, so you can enjoy yourself without the guilt!   
16
Feb

Big up your brekki with Aldi

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day[1] and at Aldi you can big up your brekkie with delicious combinations that will have you bounding out of bed every morning.

Eggs are a fantastic and versatile source of protein[2].  Whether you like yours scrambled, poached or boiled, the options are endless!  Aldi’s free range eggs (Merevale Medium or Large Free Range Eggs –79p/89p, 6 pack) are sourced fresh from British farms that are committed to quality and welfare, meaning your breakfast comes from the happiest of hens.

You can turn your breakfast from everyday necessity to heavenly treat with a few simple tweaks, from succulent salmon to mouth-watering fruit it doesn’t take much to turn your morning meal into an event.

Stuck for ideas?  Aldi has pulled together a selection of the most scrumptious suggestions to set your day off the right way.
 

Toasted Breakfast Bread Cups

Weekday mornings are the busiest times of the day especially if you have multiple mouths to feed.  For an easy and nutritious morning meal, make a batch of Aldi’s Toasted Breakfast Bread Cups and you’ll have the whole family fed in no time. 
 
Ingredients (serves 12)
·         12 Slices Everyday Essentials White Bread
·         60g Greenvale Salted Butter
·         200g Casa Barelli Italian Style Chopped Pancetta
·         3 Tomatoes
·         12 Medium Eggs
·         A little Solesta Sunflower Oil
 
Method
·         Pre-heat the oven to 200oC/400oF/Gas Mark 6.
·         Cut 12 circles out of the sliced bread using the cutter.
·         With a rolling pin, roll out the circles to flatten them.
·         Melt the butter and using a pastry brush, butter one side of each of the bread discs.
·         Press them, butter side down into the holes in the tray, to make a bread case.
·         Cut the tomatoes into quarters, remove the seeds and discard.
·         Chop each quarter of tomato into four.
·         Sauté the chopped pancetta in some oil until just going crisp, add the chopped tomato and cook another couple of minutes.
·         Divide this mixture between the cases.
·         Carefully crack an egg into each case.
·         Bake in the oven for 9-10 minutes, until the egg is just set.
·         Remove from the tin with a round edged knife and serve
 
 

Egg & Smoked Salmon

Turn your morning feast into a decadent treat with a succulent slice of delicately smoked salmon and a perfectly poached egg.  For an added twist, top each egg with a spoonful of Low Fat Natural Yogurt (45p, 500g – 46695) mixed with fresh chives. 


Ingredients (serves 4)
·         Salt
·         Dash of white wine vinegar
·         4 slices Rye bread, lightly toasted
·         55g softened unsalted butter
·         200g smoked salmon (4 × 50g portions)
·         4 free range medium eggs
·         500g natural yogurt (4× 50g portions)
·         2 pots fresh chives, chopped
·         Coarse ground black pepper
·         1 fresh lime, quartered
 
Method
·         Place a small pan of water on the hob and add a little salt and 2 tsp vinegar. Bring to the boil.
·         Place the lightly toasted rye bread on four warm plates, butter the bread well.
·         Top with the smoked salmon.
·         Once the water boils, break the four eggs in, gently, then bring back to the boil and turn down the heat to simmer.
·         Cook for 2-3 minutes maximum, or until the whites are set.
·         Once cooked, drain well and place onto the four smoked salmon rye breads.
·         Mix the yogurt with the chives and spoon evenly over the four plates.
·         Sprinkle with black pepper and serve with a wedge of fresh lime.
 
 

French Toast with Caramelised Apple

If you need something sweet to start your day, try giving a quintessential breakfast classic a fruity twist by topping French toast with lusciously caramelised apples and bursting blueberries, for a deceptively simple yet luxurious breakfast.

Ingredients (serves 4)
·         8 slices Sliced Brioche Loaf
·         4 Red Eating Apples
·         125g Blueberries
·         50g Demerara Sugar
·         60ml NFC Del Rivo Orange Juice Smooth
·         3 Large Eggs
·         100ml Single Cream
·         80g Butter
 
Method
·         Core the apples and cut into thick slices.
·         Melt 40g butter in a large frying pan – add the apples and cook until golden brown.
·         Add 25g sugar and the orange juice, cook for 2/3 minutes until the apples are soft.
·         Beat the eggs with the remaining sugar and cream.
·         Dip the slices of brioche in the egg mix, fry in the remaining butter until golden on both sides.
·         Serve topped with the apples and blueberries.
 
 
 

[1] http://www.nhs.uk/Change4Life/Pages/breakfast-for-life.aspx
[2] http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/eggs-nutrition.aspx
16
Feb

Aldi expands its fine wine offering with a range of rare bottles from top winemakers around the world

Aldi is building on its reputation for offering outstanding quality wines at unbeatable prices, as it introduces a brand new collection of wines with a personal touch from top winemakers. Launching from 12th February both in store and online (aldi.co.uk), the range aims to support the retailer’s mission to open up the world of fine wine to shoppers without the hefty price tag to match.
 
The collection of twelve wines which cost under £8 each and form part of Aldi’s ‘Spring Wine Festival’ have been carefully curated by Aldi’s dedicated wine buying team and sourced from within the current supply base, giving trusted and long term suppliers the chance to showcase wines that have a personal or significant meaning to them.  Each wine comes with its very own personal story relating to its makers and journey from grape to glass such as the Mo Sisters Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon (£6.99). This tipple was made by renowned winemaker Bill Moularadellis, using grapes from a boutique vineyard that his daughters, the ‘Mo Sisters,’ bought with their savings. The Bonfleur Languedoc Reserve (£6.99) a lovely wine that was discovered in the cellars of a Chateau recently acquired by LaCheteau. Upon re-discovery it revealed itself to be dark and intense in colour with blackberry and spice aromas.
 
Tony Baines Joint Managing Director for Corporate Buying at Aldi, comments:  “There is a real appetite from our ever-growing customer base to try wines with a great story and provenance, providing the perfect excuse to introduce this exciting range.
 
“We pride ourselves on our close relationships with some of the world’s best suppliers and vineyards who have also helped us formulate our famous core collection. We want to ensure that we are bringing quality wines with great stories behind them - but without the hefty price tags”.
 
The launch of the ‘Spring Wine Festival’ follows Aldi’s most successful Christmas to date; the retailer sold  more than 13.5m bottles of wine, champagne and Prosecco in December alone.
 
The supermarket has also continued to outshine the competition and was named ‘Multiple Wine Retailer of the Year’ at this year’s Drinks Retailing Awards for the third consecutive year.
 
The Aldi Wine Festival collection will be available in stores nationwide from 12th February, with online shoppers able to buy a case of the entire collection at aldi.co.uk while stocks last.  Wines in the collection include:
 
BX Crémant de Bordeaux Rosé, £7.99
 
31 year old Charlotte Calvet, third generation of the expert winemaking Calvet family, adds a Crémant De Bordeaux Rosé blend to the ‘Spring Wine Festival’ collection. Made in the same way as Champagne but with an unusual blend of grapes, this fizz has fresh, floral notes and hints of strawberries; ideal as an aperitif or with an indulgent dessert.
 
 
Bonfleur Languedoc Reserve 2011, £6.99
 
From the winemaking team who work with Aldi to create the popular Vignobles Roussellet range comes the ‘forgotten’ Bonfleur Languedoc Reserve 2011.  The remarkable wine was recently rediscovered after being left to age – and was then forgotten - in the cellar of a Languedoc chateau, resulting in a delicious wine with intense colour and blackberry spice flavours.
 
 
Big Bill Red, £5.99
 
Big Bill Red is a bold and unusual blend of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz grapes. Packing a punch, with big, fruity flavours, hints of peppery spice and dark chocolate notes, the bottle is named in honour of William ‘Big Bill’ Millar, a South African boxing champion, war hero and Springbok rugby captain.
 
 
Mo Sisters Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, £6.99
 
The beautifully crafted boutique Mo Sisters Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon was made by the renowned Bill Moularadellis using grapes from a boutique vineyard that his daughters, the ‘Mo Sisters,’ bought with their savings.  A smooth red with lavish, rich blackcurrant, mint and subtle vanilla oak flavours, this wine is great with red meats, cheese or chocolate.
 
 
Rachelsfontein Chenin Blanc £5.99
 
Rachelsfontein Chenin Blanc was named after Rachelsfontein - a perennial water spring found on the famous Bochendal Estate. Winemaker Lizelle Gerber often walks to Rachelsfontein to relax and reflect on her day, and the beauty of the area in which she works - as such it was the perfect choice for the name of this wine made from her favourite grape, Chenin Blanc.
 
 
El Mayoral £6.99
 
El Mayoral – or the Forman as it’s otherwise known -  is made from Monastrell and Petiti Verdot grapes and really is the essense of Jumilla - a sun-drenched region in Spain's southeast. It’s a deep cherry red with sophisticated aromas of blackberries, soft juicy tannins and long lasting finish.
 
 
Survivor Generation £5.99
 
Rich, dark and brooding with a big savoury heart, this wonderful South African Shiraz Mourvedre was given its unusual name, Survivor Generation, in honour of a very brave cow who jumped from a moving cattle truck. It’s a powerful wine with dark berry-fruit flavours with a lovely savoury earthiness.
 
 
The Little Princess £4.99
 
According to Hungarian legend, a princess drank a glass of this wine and never aged. The Little Princess is a wonderfully crisp, off-dry white, bursting with fresh aromas of green apples and tropical fruits. The wine was given the royal-inspired name because the indigenous grape variety used to make the wine, Királyleányka, means Little Princess in Hungarian.
10
Feb

Mother's day beauty must-haves from Aldi

  • EXCLUSIVE CAVIAR ILLUMINATION AND ARGAN OIL MUST-HAVES RETURN IN TIME FOR MUMS TO ENJOY THIS MOTHER’S DAY
  • CAVIAR ILLUMINATION RESTORES COLLAGEN LEVELS AND IMPROVES SKIN ELASTICITY
  • ARGAN OIL RANGE IS NATURAL & ULTRA-HYDRATING
  • LIMITED SPECIALBUY RANGE – AVAILABLE IN STORE AND ONLINE FROM 16TH MARCH
Aldi has a choice of fabulous beauty buys perfect for a Mother’s Day pamper treat, on sale from 16th March, for a limited time only,
Aldi’s Lacura range is famed for its premium quality, fantastic results and modest prices and the following products will be hitting the shelves, in plenty of time for Mum’s big day:
  • Caviar Illumination Super Lift Gel Set (£9.99), contains soy phyto placenta extract and bio peptide to restore collagen levels and improves skin elasticity. Included within the kit are four 6ml Super Lift Gel sachets, an application brush and preparation tub.
  • Caviar Illumination Gift Set (£12.99), contains the Lacura Caviar Day and Night Creams plus Day and Night Caviar Illumination ampoules, for improved elasticity and smoother, silkier skin.
  • Lacura Caviar Illumination Eye Care Roll-On (£4.99), contains liposome concentrate and hyaluronic acid to promote intensive hydration and reduce swelling and dryness around the eyes.
  • Caviar Illumination 7 day Intensive Treatment (£7.99), a highly concentrated 24-hour moisturisation skincare regime for day and night.
  • Eau de Parfum  (£3.99)
Magic Love: The subtle Jasmine and Orange Blossom notes embody feminine elegance and radiate the magic of summer.

Endless Summer: With its slightly sweet note, the sensual composition initially captivates with its delicately fruity fragrance, ending with the scent and warmth of a romantic summer breeze.

Sun & Peace: This fragrance exudes an exquisite touch, conjuring up a unique ambience with its powdery note.
  • Argan Body Oil (£2.99) is new for 2017. Containing organic Argan Oil from certified organic cultivation and luxurious Avocado Oil to pamper your skin, the rich oils like Apricot Kernel Oil contain natural Vitamin E help to boost skin radiance.  Formulated especially to meet the needs of dry and rough skin, it absorbs quickly without leaving an oily residue.
  • Argan Day and Night Creams (£2.99), enriched with skin-smoothing ingredients to tighten and firm both normal and dry skin. The day cream can be used as a daily moisturiser or as a base layer before make-up. The night cream helps to reinvigorate, plump and smooth tired skin during its overnight recovery stage.
  • Carino Professional Miracle Hair Treatment with Argan Oil (£2.99) Available in either an oil or a cream, this luxury treatment smoothes and softens hair back to health and is suitable for use as a leave-in conditioner, finishing product or even overnight treatment for the ultimate damage repair.
  • Abbott & Broome Luxurious Hand & Body Gift Set (£2.49), available in Ylang Ylang and Pink Pepperpod variants.
Shoppers are encouraged to get their products from the 16th March to avoid disappointment, because once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Aldi Lacura has received unprecedented success over the past couple of years, and has most recently scooped winner of the Best Own-Brand Range of the Year at the 2016 Beauty Awards for its Caviar Illumination Collection.
10
Feb

Roses are red violets are blue, save £65 on a meal for two

They say the way to the heart is through the stomach but Valentine’s Day evening can be a stressful time for many a hopeless romantic. Reservations, parking, do you split the bill? Couples need not worry this Valentine’s Day as Aldi has all you need to win your loved ones over.
 
Cancel the reservations at that fancy restaurant and avoid the trials of eating out, instead head to Aldi where you can pick up a romantic breakfast and three course dinner, which will save you up to £65.43*.
 
Breakfast:
Begin with breakfast in bed and treat your other half to a morning indulgence, whether it’s sophisticated French toast or pancakes or a classic bacon butty, Aldi has all you need to get the day off to the perfect start.
 
Cost for pancakes at The Delaunay* x2: £22.00
·         Pancakes with maple syrup and bacon –£11.00
 
Cost for pancakes at Aldi: £5.63
·         Village Bakery Pancakes – 45p
·         Twin Pack Unsmoked Back Bacon Rashers – £2.19
·         Specially Selected Maple Syrup – £2.99
 
SAVING: £16.37
 
Cost for bacon sandwich at The Delaunay* x2: £13.50
·         Crispy Bacon Roll – £6.75 (or with fried egg £8.75)
 
Cost for bacon sandwich at Aldi: £3.39
·         Twin Pack Unsmoked Back Bacon Rashers – £2.19
·         Farmhouse Loaf – 65p
·         Bramwells Tomato Ketchup or Bramwells Squeezy Brown Sauce – 55p
 
SAVING: £10.11
 
 
Starter:
For you there’s not plenty of fish in the sea, so choose to start the evening with special Scottish Mussels (£1.25) available in White Wine or Garlic Butter sauce, embrace the aphrodisiac qualities of the seafood and garlic, enough to leave you feeling full of love. If you’re looking for something a little milder, devour a Prawn Cocktail (£1.39) or get hands on with Aromatic Duck with Pancakes (£3.79).
 
Cost of mussels starter at Hawksmoor Air Street** x2: £23.00
·         Elberry Cove mussels with bay & chilli – £11.50
 
Cost of mussels starter at Aldi: 
·         Scottish Mussels – £1.25
 
SAVING: £21.75
 
Cost of prawn cocktail starter at The Delaunay*** x2: £28.00
·         Prawn & Avocado with Sauce & Marierose – £14.00
 
Cost of prawn cocktail starter at Aldi:
·         Prawn Cocktail – £1.39
 
SAVING: £26.61
 
Cost of duck pancake starter at Hutong, The Shard****:
·         Roasted Peking duck half – £32.00
 
Cost of duck pancake starter at Aldi:
·         Aromatic Duck with Pancakes – £3.79
 
SAVING: £28.21
 
 
*Main Course:
To really impress your beau try Aldi’s British Sirloin Steaks with Pink Peppercorn Butter (£6.99). Brand new for this year, this steak gives Aldi lovers something different and delicious to sink their teeth into. Pair with some sumptuous sides of aphrodisiac Asparagus (who knew?), or Shallots (39p), Chestnut Mushrooms, Chantenay Carrots or Babycorn all on Super 6 for just 59p.
 
Cost of steak dinner at Hawksmoor Air Street: £37.00 x2 = £74.00
·         Sirloin Steak – £29.50
·         Peppercorn Sauce – £3.00
·         Beef Dripping Fries or Triple Cooked Chips – £4.50
 
Cost of steak dinner at Aldi: £8.57
·         British Sirloin Steaks with Pink Peppercorn Butter – £6.99
·         Champion Steak Cut Chips – 99p
·         Asparagus – 59p
 
SAVING: £65.43
 
If steak doesn’t take your fancy then maybe Aldi’s British Pork Loin Medallions (£1.99), British Beef Wellington 2 Pack (£4.99), British Gammon Shanks with Maple and Balsamic (£3.49) or British Pork Saltimbocca (£2.99) will be guaranteed to tickle your taste buds and get your heart racing.
 
 
Dessert:
Finish up with a sweet treat and indulge in one of Holly Lane Valentine’s Cupcakes (99p), available in Chocolate or Red Velvet, or share the love with a cheeky chocolate or two from Aldi’s luxurious Chocolatero Valentine’s Chocolate Box (£5.99). End your evening by whispering sweet nothings to your loved one with Swizzels Love Hearts Tin (£1.99).
 
Cost of a cupcakes at The Hummingbird Bakery x2: £5.00
·         Classic Cupcakes – £2.50 per cupcake
 
Cost of a cupcakes at Aldi: 
·         Holly Lane Valentine’s Cupcakes – 99p two pack
 
SAVING: £4.01
 
Cost of a chocolate box at Hotel Chocolat:

The Valentine's Sleekster – 22.50

 
Cost of a chocolate box at Aldi:
·         Chocolatero Valentine’s Chocolate Box – £5.99
 
SAVING: £16.51
 
 
 
Treat someone special to a breath-taking breakfast, mouth-watering main or delicious dessert by following these easy recipes from Aldi.
 
Recipes:
 
Breakfast:
https://www.aldi.co.uk/american-style-breakfast-pancakes/p/000000020342100
https://www.aldi.co.uk/eggs-benedict-with-easy-hollandaise/p/000000021111300
https://www.aldi.co.uk/egg-&-smoked-salmon/p/000000034917900
https://www.aldi.co.uk/toasted-breakfast-bread-cups/p/000000021111400
 
Dinner:
Starter:
https://www.aldi.co.uk/asparagus-soup/p/000000051950100
https://www.aldi.co.uk/halloumi-&-asparagus-kebabs/p/000000078102000
 
Main Course:
https://www.aldi.co.uk/surf-and-turf-with-roasted-asparagus/p/000000021105700
https://www.aldi.co.uk/steak-stack/p/000000034903100
https://www.aldi.co.uk/tagliatelle-with-asparagus-and-mushrooms/p/000000027826800
 
Sides:
https://www.aldi.co.uk/asparagus-with-goat's-cheese-sauce/p/000000037832300
https://www.aldi.co.uk/roasted-carrot-and-parsnip-batons/p/000000109526700
 
Dessert:
https://www.aldi.co.uk/strawberries-dunked-in-dark-chocolate-with-amaretto/p/000000021119900
https://www.aldi.co.uk/moser-roth-chocolate-pots/p/000000007540300
https://www.aldi.co.uk/raspberry-cranachan/p/000000021121100
https://www.aldi.co.uk/blueberry-crème-brûlée/p/000000021120600
https://www.aldi.co.uk/white-chocolate-&-amaretto-shortbread-pots/p/000000021119700
 
For further recipe inspiration visitwww.aldi.co.uk
 
-ENDS-
 
Swizzels Love Hearts Tin – £1.99, 100g
This is a Specialbuy product available in Aldi stores from 5th February 2017, while stocks last.
 
Holly Lane Valentine’s Cupcake – 99p, 2 pack
Available in Chocolate or Red Velvet
This is a Specialbuy product available in Aldi stores from 5th February 2017, while stocks last.
 
Chocolatero Valentine’s Chocolate Box – £5.99, 210g
This is a Specialbuy product available in Aldi stores from 5th February 2017, while stocks last.
 

 
Super 6:
Asparagus – 59p, 170g
Babycorn – 59p 135g          
Chestnut Mushrooms – 59p 250g
Shallots/Echalion Shallots – 39p, 300g
Chantenay Carrots – 59p, 500g
These are Super 6 offers, available from Thursday 2nd February until Wednesday 15th February while stocks last.
  
Super 6 Fresh Meat & Fish:
Aromatic Duck with Pancakes – £3.79 (was £4.49), 570g
2 British Chicken Garlic Kievs – £1.25 (was £1.49), 260g
Twin Pack Unsmoked Back Bacon Rashers– £2.19 (was £2.59), 2 x 250g
British Pork Loin Medallions– £1.99 (was £2.39), 400g
Scottish Mussels – £1.25 (was £1.49), 450g Available in White Wine or Garlic Butter sauce
Prawn Cocktail – £1.39 (was £1.69), 170g
These are Super 6 Fresh Meat & Fish offers, available from Thursday 2nd February until Wednesday 15th February while stocks last.
 
Specialbuys:
British Beef Wellington 2 Pack – £4.99, 370g
British Sirloin Steaks with Pink Peppercorn Butter – £6.99, 400g
British Gammon Shanks with Maple and Balsamic– £3.49, 560g
British Pork Saltimbocca – £2.99, 286g
These are Specialbuy offers, available from Thursday 9th February while stocks last.
 
Other products:
Farmhouse Loaf – 65p, 800g
Bramwells Tomato Ketchup – 55p, 560g
Bramwells Squeezy Brown Sauce – 55p, 455g
Village Bakery Pancakes – 45p, 6 pack Available in Plain or Lemon & Raisin
Specially Selected Maple Syrup – £2.99, 250ml  
Champion Steak Cut Chips – 99p, 1.5kg
 
*www.thedelaunay.com
** http://thehawksmoor.com/locations/airstreet/
***https://www.firmdalehotels.com/hotels/london/dorset-square-hotel/the-potting-shed-bar-restaurant/
****http://hutong.co.uk/mod/
*****https://hummingbirdbakery.com/
******https://www.hotelchocolat.com/uk
*******Prices specified by Aldi and accurate as of 08.02.17
********Comparisons of the products shown only. Restaurants stated and other restaurants may sell other products at different prices
9
Feb

You'll find no 'impastas' with Aldi's Authentic Italian Specialbuys

Italy is known as one of the most romantic countries in the world, being host to dreamy getaways including Rome, Venice, Lake Como, Verona and Florence, to name a few. But there is one thing more famous about Italy than its romantic getaways and that’s the delectable dishes you can hope to eat when you arrive there.
 
With Valentine’s just around the corner, Aldi has a new range of Specialbuy products available in store from 12th February, so you can cook your way to your loved ones heart, without leaving the country!
 
For starters you can enjoy a Mini Bruschetta (£1.49) paired with Specially Selected Dipping Oils (£1.29) or Balsamic Glaze (£1.29) and finished with Specially Selected Piccolo Tomatoes (£1.59) and Basil (69p), for the true restaurant experience. On the side Seafood Antipasti (£3.99) and Italian Salami (£1.99) make the perfect starters to whet your appetite.
 
For the main event, go gourmet with Specially Selected Gourmet Pasta (99p) or Gourmet Egg Pasta (£1.39) mixed with Pour Over Pasta Sauces (99p), if you want to accompany your sauces then Chestnut Mushrooms and Echalion Shallots are on Super 6 for just 59p each to create a marvelous main course.
 
Spice up all of your dishes with the Italian Spice Mill (99p) which can be sprinkled over British Pork Loin Medallions (£1.99) to add extra delicious flavours to your meal.
 
To accompany your meal why not try a bottle of Cococciola (£4.49), with its fresh and fruity fusion of apple, lemon and apricot flavours it can be perfectly paired with any seafood dishes such as Scottish Mussels (£1.25).
 
Impress friends and family by creating delicious homemade pasta with Aldi’s Pasta Machine & Dryer Set (£12.99). Whether its tortellini, spaghetti or tagliatelle, budding chefs can create their perfect pasta with this stainless steel machine, which features nine thickness settings. The set also boasts a beechwood pasta dryer.
Aldi’s selection of Italian themed Specialbuys offers authentic, high quality products allowing you to recreate irresistible cuisine and premium wine without breaking the bank.
 
Please find below the discount supermarket’s range available in stores:
 
Specially Selected Gourmet Pasta – £0.99, 500g Available in Conchiglie, Gigli, Trottole or Torciglioni di Semola
 
Italian Salami – £1.99, 200g  Available in Milano, Casereccia, Abruzzese or Campagnolo
 
Balsamic Glaze – £1.29, 250ml
 
Loyd Grossman Pour Over Pasta Sauces – 99p, 170g  Available in White Wine & Parsley, Creamy Peppercorn & Brandy, Wholegrain Mustard & Tarragon or Creamy Parmesan & Cheddar
 
Family Size Dolmio Bolognese Sauce – £1.39, 750g
 
Large Conchiglioni / Paccheri Rigati Pasta – £1.29, 500g
 
Italian Spice Mill – 99p, 16g/25g/28g/30g/50g  Available in Italian Herbs, Chilli, Pizza,Pasta, Garlic and Chilli or Garlic.
 
Mini Bruschetta– £1.49, 240g  Available in Tomato or Oregano
 
Gourmet Egg Pasta – £1.39, 500g Available in Armoniche (harmonicas), Capricci (coral reefs) or Gemelli (spiral tubes)
 
Specially Selected Dipping Oils – £1.29, 125ml Available in Balsamic, Basil, Garlic or Chilli
 
Pastinos Pasta Snacks – £1.49, 150g Available in Arrabbiata, Chianti & Olive or Tomato & Sweet Basil
 
Seafood Antipasti – £3.99, 280g Available in Calamari, Seafood Salad, Seafood Salad with Vegetables or Octopus.
These are Specialbuy items available in stores from Sunday 12th February, while stocks last.
 
Mangetout – 59p 155g
Asparagus – 59p, 170g
Babycorn – 59p 135g
Chestnut Mushrooms – 59p 250g
Shallots/Echalion Shallots – 59p, 300g
Chantenay Carrots – 59p, 500g
These are Super 6 offers, available from Thursday 2nd February until Wednesday 15th February while stocks last.
 
2 British Chicken Garlic Kievs – £1.25 (was £1.49), 260g
Twin Pack Unsmoked Back Bacon Rashers– £2.19 (was £2.59), 2 x 250g
British Pork Loin Medallions– £1.99 (was £2.39), 400g
Scottish Mussels – £1.25 (was £1.49), 450g Available in White Wine or Garlic Butter sauce
These are Super 6 Fresh Meat & Fish offers, available from Thursday 2nd February until Wednesday 15th February while stocks last.
 
Cococciola – £4.49
Soave Classico Superiore  DOCG – £4.99
Available at www.aldi.co.uk and in stores nationwide now
 
Pasta Machine & Dryer Set – £12.99
On sale from 12th February and available while stocks last
 
 
Italian Bake
This rustic Mediterranean classic is a deliciously hearty meal choice for the family.

Serves: 4 people
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Italian

Ingredients
2 x packs British Pork Loin Medallions
1 x 400g can Chickpeas
3 x sticks Celery – approx 300g
1 x bunch Spring Onions
2 x teaspoons Cucina Tomato Purée
1 x teaspoon Cucina Green Pesto
1 x teaspoon Stonemill Paprika
50g drained Solesta Black Pitted Olives
1 x Quixo Chicken Stock Cube
300ml Boiling Water
1 x Sunnyhills Ready to Bake Ciabatta
1 x Iceberg Lettuce
300g Cherry Tomatoes
½ Cucumber
A little Solesta Olive Oil

Method
Preheat the oven to 200˚C/400˚F/Gas Mark 7
In a large frying pan sauté the pork medallions on both sides until browned. Transfer to a shallow ovenproof dish.
Trim the celery and spring onions and chop into small pieces.
Fry them in the same pan with a little more oil until just coloured. Add the pesto, tomato purée, olives, crumbled stock cube, paprika and the drained chickpeas. Pour over the boiling water, season with some black pepper and bring to the boil stirring often.
Pour this over the pork medallions.
Cover with some foil and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
10 minutes before the end of the cooking time – put the ciabatta loaf in to cook.
Meanwhile – chop the tomatoes in half, peel and slice the cucumber and shred the lettuce toss them together and serve alongside the pork and bread.
 
 
Spaghetti Carbonara
This classic Italian pasta dish is perfect for both lunch and dinner.

Serves: 4 people
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Italian


Ingredients
500g Spaghetti
400g pack Smoked Back Bacon Rashers, chopped
2 tbsp Olive Oil
300g tin Sliced Mushrooms, drained
1 tsp Dried Parsley
1 tsp Hot English Mustard
75ml Double Cream
50g Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese, grated
1 tbsp Malt Vinegar
4 Medium Eggs

Method
Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil, season with salt and add the spaghetti and cook as per pack instructions.
Meanwhile to make the sauce fry the bacon in a large frying pan in 1 tbsp olive oil until just cooked, (approx. 3 minutes).
Then add the mushrooms and warm through, (approx. 2 minutes).
Stir in the parsley, mustard, a pinch of black pepper and the double cream.
When the spaghetti is cooked, drain and mix with the sauce and parmesan cheese.
In a medium saucepan boil some water, add the vinegar and break the eggs in the boiling water and cook for about 2 minutes, until the egg white is firm.
Serve a portion of the spaghetti with a poached egg on top.
 
 
Italian Sausage Rice Bake
Succulent sausages with a Mediterranean twist.

Serves: 4 people
Prep time: 25 minutes
Italian
Organic

Ingredients
400g Specially Selected Premium Pork and Herb Sausages
300g Bilash Long Grain Rice
3 pack Mixed Peppers
350g Mushrooms
450g Large Vine Tomatoes
440g Cucina Lasagne Sauce
100g Everyday Essentials Grated Cheddar Cheese
Solesta Mild Olive Oil
Ground Black Pepper

Method
Preheat the oven to 200oC/400oF/Gas Mark 6.
Cook the rice as instructions on the pack.
Meanwhile chop the sausages into 4 pieces.
In a large frying pan or wok, brown the sausage pieces in a little olive oil drain and transfer to a rectangular baking dish.
Chop the peppers into small chunks - discard the stalk and any seeds and white pith, add these to the sausages in the dish.
Wipe the mushrooms with a damp cloth, cut in half then slice them.
Gently saute them with a little olive oil in the frying pan or wok, and then add to the dish.
Put the cooked rice in the dish with the other ingredients, season with some black pepper and mix well, pour over the lasagne sauce.
Slice the tomatoes thinly and place on top of the rice mixture in the dish.
Sprinkle over the grated cheese, put into the oven and cook for 30 minutes - until golden and piping hot - then serve.
 
 
Italian Puff Pastry Tarts
Tasty Italian pastry treats. Ideal for starters, sharing and snacking.

Serves: 4 people
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Italian
Vegetarian

Ingredients
1 packet Ready Rolled Greenvale Puff Pastry
375g Delikata Black Pitted Olives
230g Cheese Cubes in Oil
200g Cucina Green Pesto
40g Cucina Antipasti
280g Grilled Peppers 

Method
Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.
Unroll the pastry and divide into 4 equal slices.
Put them onto a large baking sheet.
With a sharp knife, score a 2cm border around the edge of each slice.
Spread the pesto over the pastry up to the border on all 4 slices.
Drain the peppers and cut into slices, divide them between the slices.
Drain the cheese and divide the cubes and bits of pepper between the slices.
Put 6 black olives on each slice.
Brush a little milk onto the pastry border, bake for 15-20 minutes until risen and browned.
 
Goat's Cheese & Parma Ham Pizza
Classic Italian-style pizza - crispy Parma ham with soft goat's cheese and fresh basil leaves.

Serves: 1 person
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Italian

Ingredients
Everyday Essentials Cheese and Tomato Pizza (265g)
50g Herbed Goats’ Cheese
3 slices Specially Selected Parma Ham
1 Vine Tomato
2 tsp Specially Selected Pesto Rosso
8 Cucina Pitted Black Olives
15g Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese
Fresh Basil Leaves

Method
Pre heat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.
Take the pizza out of its packaging and put on a baking or pizza tray.
Thinly slice the tomato and spread the slices over the pizza.
Crumble the goat's cheese over the top then tear the Parma ham and place on the pizza.
Drizzle over the pesto and scatter over the olives.
Cook for about 8-10 mins until crisp and golden.
Finely grate the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.
Serve the pizza sprinkled with the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and scatter over some fresh basil leaves.
 
 
Additional recipes include:
 
https://www.aldi.co.uk/no-bake-bacon-lasagne/p/000000031860800
https://www.aldi.co.uk/italian-chicken-bake/p/000000031854100
https://www.aldi.co.uk/italian-chicken-kebabs/p/000000034903700
https://www.aldi.co.uk/rosa-di-parma/p/000000034900900
https://www.aldi.co.uk/italian-style-vegetable-broth-with-yoghurt-flatbreads/p/000000034901800
9
Feb

Aldi wins Multiple Retailer of the Year at The Drinks Retailing Awards

  • Aldi collects top award of Collects Multiple Wine Retailer of the Year for third year running
  • Beats Waitrose in the battle of the taste buds
  • Results announced day after Aldi overtook Co-op as the 5th biggest supermarket in the UK
 
Discount supermarket Aldi has been crowned the best place in the UK to buy wines after scooping the prestigious title of ‘Multiple Wine Retailer of the Year’ for the third year running at the Drinks Retailing Awards ceremony, held in London last night.
 
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said: “We’re thrilled our wine range has been recognised once again by such a respected awarding body. Receiving this accolade is a testament to the work of our talented buyers and dedicated suppliers, who work tirelessly to deliver exceptional products at an unbeatable price”
 
More and more consumers seem to be falling for the retailer’s beers, wine and spirits. According to latest figures Aldi sold 96 bottles of champagne and prosecco every minute throughout December. But it’s not just in store that’s proving fruitful, the Aldi eCommerce site, aldi.co.uk, has sold nearly two million bottles across the country since it launched 12 months ago.
 
Judged by a panel of wine experts, this coveted award for Aldi’s trophy cabinet marks an excellent start to 2017 when Aldi also became the UK's fifth biggest supermarket. In 2016, the retailer collected 225 awards for its beers, wines and spirits range, including the International Wine & Spirit Competition ‘Innovator of the Year’ title. 
3
Feb

Unleash Your Inner Chef With Aldi’s Restaurant at Home Range

With everything from stylish serving dishes and professional pans, to premium food processors and crème brûlée kits, budding chefs need look no further than Aldi’s Restaurant at Home range, available to buy online from 2nd March and in stores from 9th March.
 
Prepare to cook like a professional with this Premium Food Processor (£49.99), perfect for mixing, beating and blending all ingredients. It also comes complete with pre-programmed Pulse, Ice Crushing and Smoothie cycles, and is available in cream and grey colour options. A comprehensive range of accessories with a storage case are also included.
 
The Restaurant at Home range caters for coffee lovers too, with Aldi’s Coffee Capsule Machine (£49.99) which creates barista style coffee in a matter of seconds, and is available in stylish red, grey, cream and black. What’s more, for an even tastier finish to homemade hot drinks, Aldi’s Milk Heater/Frother (£19.99) is great for frothing milk for lattes, cappuccinos and hot chocolates, and is available in four colours.
 
 kitchen. The stool is equipped with an easy-to-use height adjustment function to suit everyone, and is available in white and black colour choices.
 
From cheese platters to charcuterie plates, this sleek glass Serving Dome (£19.99) with bamboo base will enable gourmets to effortlessly serve up delicious dishes in style.  
For foodies wanting to whip up delicious desserts, Aldi has got it covered with this quality Crème Brûlée Kit (£14.99). The four piece ramekin set comes with its very own blowtorch to add that all important finishing touch to the popular caramel and custard pudding.
 
Aldi’s 44 Piece Cutlery Set (£24.99) is ideal for any dinner party host. The mirror polished, stainless steel set will make any dinner table sparkle, and includes table knives, forks, spoons and teaspoons, as well as dessert knives and forks, soup spoons and tablespoons.
 
Cooking enthusiasts will love Aldi’s high quality, aluminium Professional Pans, which come in large (£19.99), medium (£14.99) and small (£9.99) sizes. All come complete with extremely durable, 3-layer non-stick interiors and a full induction base so they can conveniently be used on any type of hob.
 
For the finishing touch, this restaurant-style Condiment Caddy (£9.99) is a smart addition to any meal and comes with a Salt Shaker, Pepper Shaker, Oil Pourer and Vinegar Pourer.
 
The range also boasts a whole host of other quality kitchen must-haves including, Hard Anodised Oven Trays (£14.99), stylish Wooden Serving Boards (£9.99) and a selection of stainless steel Professional Utensils (from £2.49).
 
Aldi’s Specialbuys Restaurant at Home range is available online from 2nd March and in stores nationwide from  9th March but be quick, as with all Specialbuys, once it’s gone it’s gone!
Aldi’s Restaurant at Home range is available online from 2nd March and in stores from 9th March while stocks last.
 
Product Description Price
Coffee Capsule Machine £49.99
Premium Food Processor £49.99
18 Piece Knife Block £29.99
44 Piece Cutlery Set £24.99
Serving Dome £19.99
Large Professional Pans £19.99
Milk Heater/Frother £19.99
Padded Gas Lift Bar Stool £17.99
Medium Professional Pans £14.99
Crème Brulee Kit £14.99
Hard Anodised Oven Trays £14.99
Wooden Serving Boards £9.99
Small Professional Pans £9.99
Condiment Caddy £9.99
Serving Dishes £9.99
Brie Baker £4.99
Coffee Capsule Holder £3.99
Professional Utensils £2.49
3
Feb

Purse-friendly Aldi Lacura Cosmetics Return to Shelves

Beauty fans across the UK will be excited to know that Aldi’s popular Lacura cosmetics range is back in stores from 30th March. With prices starting from just £2.99, beauty shoppers can get exclusive must-have make-up products without the hefty price tag.
 
NEW FOR 2017
Lacura Highlighting Trio (£3.49)
Infused with light-reflecting particles, the Lacura Highlighting Trio features three shades of shimmering powder perfect for emphasising facial features to create an on-trend strobing effect and radiant complexion. The kit is available in Rosy Glow and Golden Glow.
 
Lacura Concealer Pens (£2.99)
Easy to apply, these wonder pens are the answer to those late night and early morning under eye dark circles and come in three different shades to suit; sandy, rosy and darker complexions. They also can be used to contour, highlight and brighten areas of the face, such as cheekbones, t-zone and lips.
 
Lacura Mascaras (£2.49)
Aldi has a great range of mascaras that are ideal for adding volume, fullness and length to eyelashes.
 
The particularly soft, creamy formula of the Lacura Beauty Magic Curl Mascara is easy to apply to achieve full and defined lashes. The brush and texture create intensive, curved eyelashes so you can say goodbye to eyelash curlers.
 
For a thick and dramatic look, use the Lacura 3D-Effect Mascara.  The brush on is specially adapted to the mascara’s texture, making sure that every lash is captured by the wand. This mascara will add curve, fullness and length to lashes, leaving you with a three-dimensional and eye-catching look.
 
For voluminous and irresistible eyelashes, try the Lacura Volume Sensational Mascara. The brush reaches every lash creating sensational volume, optimal sweeping and breath-taking length. The soft, creamy texture of the mascara ensures lashes are perfectly separated, without clumping.
 
To get your hands on the latest cosmetic range from Aldi, head to your nearest store on Thursday 30th March to avoid disappointment because once they’re gone they’re gone!
3
Feb

Tackle taste buds with Aldi during the Six Nations

Kick off the Rugby Six Nations Championship with these fridge fillers from Aldi. The Classic Ales Selection (£14.79) is available in stores nationwide from 2nd February, while stocks last.
 
The selection includes two bottles each of six different tipples to keep the drinks flowing throughout the games.
 
Ringwood Mauler (3.9%, 500ml)
This golden craft beer has a crisp bitterness and a refreshing finish, providing the perfect addition to an afternoon in with friends while the game is in full swing.
 
 
Wychwood Dirty Tackle (4%, 500ml)
Tackle taste buds with this full-bodied malty beer that has a vibrant citrus aroma.
 
 
Marston’s Pedigree (4.5%, 500ml)
With spicy hops, the Marston’s Pedigree has a fruitiness and a biscuity malt flavour for something a bit different to add even more excitement to the match.
 
 
Wainwright (4.1%, 500ml)
Subtly sweet, this refreshing golden beer has a light citrus flavour for a delicate flavour contrast.
 
 
Jennings Cumberland (4%, 500ml)
A slight citrus aftertaste accompanies this thirst-quenching ale, which has a unique character for a bit of variety.
 
 
Brakspear Oxford Gold (4.6%, 500ml)
Say cheers to your favourite team with this ale, which is craft brewed with a zesty aroma and well-balanced fruity, spicy hop taste.
 

Pair with these British Sirloin Steaks with Pink Peppercorn Butter – £6.99, 400g. Available from Thursday 9th February while stocks last.

 
2
Feb

1.2 million young people get set to eat fresh as Aldi announces four year partnership with Team GB's Brownlee brothers

Olympic athletes, Alistair and Jonny Brownlee join forces with Aldi to pledge their support to Get Set to Eat Fresh, an ambitious educational programme aiming to reach 1.2 million young people in the UK by 2020. The programme sets out to tangibly improve the eating habits of at least three in four of all participating children.
 
Aldi have today announced a four year partnership with Olympic Gold and Silver medal triathlon winning brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee to be the face of their Team GB partnership. Alistair and Jonny will be supported by Aldi all the way to Tokyo 2020 as they inspire the nation to access fresh healthy affordable food from Britain’s best value supermarket. As savvy Yorkshiremen they understand that true value is the combination of amazing quality, responsibly sourced food offered at unbeatable prices making the partnership with Aldi a perfect fit.
 
Launched by the British Olympic Association (BOA) and Aldi - the first supermarket sponsor to Team GB - Get Set to Eat Fresh is a schools’ engagement programme that aims to educate 5-14 year-olds nationwide. It does this by developing in young people an understanding and love of fresh, healthy food, the skills required to cook for themselves and the desire to celebrate food with friends and family. The programme is brought to life by Team GB athletes, who inspire students to eat more healthily.
 
Since its inception, 400,000 young people have been reached with over 2,000 schools signing up to the programme.
 
The 2017 campaign kicked off today when gold and silver Olympic Triathlon medallists, the Brownlee Brothers, visited young people in Guiseley and officially opened the town’s new Aldi store before heading to Yeadon Westfield Infant School. Whilst there, the Olympians went head-to-head on a special ‘smoothie-cycle’ – a bike which produces healthy, vegetable and fruit smoothie drinks using pedal power, to show that healthy eating can be fun too.
 
Commenting on the partnership Alistair Brownlee said: ‘We’re incredibly excited to be the official ambassadors of the Get Set to Eat Fresh programme which we know will have huge impact on young people’s healthy eating habits nationwide.”
 
Jonny Brownlee added: “As athletes, we know how important diet, nutrition and being active is to living a healthy lifestyle and we strongly believe we can help support the ambitions of Aldi and Team GB as they look towards 2020.”
 
Get Set to Eat Fresh has its own website, www.getseteatfresh.co.uk, where it hosts insights into athlete nutrition and video content featuring Team GB athletes discussing their eating habits, as well as providing teachers with free, fun and engaging curriculum-linked resources that are easy to use and will help them to plan and deliver their lessons about healthy eating.
 
Alistair and Jonny join likes of boxer Nicola Adams, modern pentathlete Samantha Murray, gymnast Dan Purvis and BMX racing cyclist Liam Phillips, who have begun visiting schools up and down the country as part of Get Set to Eat Fresh.
 
The initiative unites Aldi’s love and knowledge of food with inspiring and engaging stories of Team GB athletes and as the winner of the UK Fruit and Veg Awards 2016, no retailer is better equipped to promote healthy, high quality and affordable produce.
 
Matthew Barnes, Chief Executive Officer at Aldi UK, said: “We are determined to make the Get Set to Eat Fresh programme a huge success and having the  Brownlee brothers on board is going to help us achieve our ambitious goals. At Aldi, we want to encourage the nation to eat fresh, healthy, quality produce and Get Set to Eat Fresh has allowed us to promote this message to families throughout Britain.
 
“We were proud to be the first supermarket sponsor of Team GB for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and look forward to investing further in the Get Set to Eat Fresh programme, as we continue that partnership to the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang 2018 and to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo 2020.”
 
Bill Sweeney, CEO of the British Olympic Association, said: “Our partnership with Aldi has been a great success and their commitment to the Team GB brand has been a huge positive for us, highlighted with the continuation of the partnership to Tokyo 2020. Undoubtedly one of the greatest successes has been the Get Set to Eat Fresh programme.
 
“Aldi’s commitment to continue to grow this programme and help improve young people’s understanding of the importance of eating healthy, fresh food is fantastic.
 
“To have two athletes of the calibre of Alistair and Jonny emphasises the quality of the programme but more importantly, their feats in Rio and the lives they lead as elite athletes can be an inspiration to young people throughout the UK.”
 
For more information about Aldi’s partnership with Team GB visit www.aldi.co.uk.
27
Jan

Treat your skin to the best beauty sleep with Aldi's Lavender Midnight Power

  • ANTI-AGEING FORMULA HELPS SKIN RECUPERATE OVER NIGHT
  • INFUSED WITH BUTTERFLY LAVENDER EXTRACT FOR A PEACEFUL AND CALMING SLEEP
  • REPAIRS THE SKIN’S MOISTURE BARRIER AND RELAXES WRINKLES
  • LIMITED SPECIALBUY RANGE
In time for National Sleep Awareness Week (6th March – 13th March), Aldi launches Lacura Lavender Midnight Power, the perfect pre-bedtime range of pamper products to help skin benefit from a full night’s rest.

On sale online from 2nd March at Aldi.co.uk and in stores from 5th March, the new range includes Lavender Midnight Power Cream (£3.99 for 50ml) and Lavender Midnight Power Eye Care (£3.99 for 15ml).

The anti-ageing Lacura Lavender Midnight Power Cream contains jojoba oil, shea butter and hyaluronic acid to reduce signs of dull, dry and tired looking skin overnight. Infused with butterfly lavender extract and an express moisturiser, the cream works on the skin like an intensive face mask.

It absorbs quickly and works through the night to regenerate the skin’s surface layer, helping to repair the skin’s moisture barrier and relax wrinkles, leaving skin firm and well rested.

Containing special extracts from the Persian silk tree, the Lavender Midnight Power Eye Care rejuvenates the whole eye care area, reduces crow's feet and dark circles. The soothing lavender extract teamed with hyaluronic acid and an express moisturiser helps eyes to recover from everyday stresses.

Beauty fans are encouraged to get their products online from 2nd March and in store from  5th March to avoid disappointment, because once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Aldi Lacura has received unprecedented success over the past couple of years, and has most recently scooped winner of the Best Own-Brand Range of the Year at the 2016 Beauty Awards for its Caviar Illumination Collection.
26
Jan

Blooming amazing gifts this Mother's Day at Aldi

As Brits gear up to spoil their mums this Mothering Sunday, Aldi boosts its offering to provide a bouquet for Britain’s best mums on any budget.

Mintel data states that of 60%* of Brits who spent money on Mother’s Day in 2016, almost 1 in 3 bought flowers. With this in mind, Aldi aims to make shopping for that special lady in your life that much easier and cost effective with its extensive floral range.

Having been named Floral Retailer of the Year at the latest FPC Fresh Awards and Retail Industry Awards 2016, Aldi prides itself on offering the freshest, high quality, beautiful flowers at unbeatable prices.

With Mother’s Day floral arrangements available from £3.00 through to £25 for a Specially Selected Premium Gift Bouquet, Aldi has a bunch of fabulous flowers available to show mum how much you appreciate her.

Please see below the discount supermarket’s full range:
 
Specially Selected Premium Hydrangea Bouquet - £25.00 
This is a Specialbuy item available in stores from Thursday 23rd March, while stocks last.
 
Specially Selected Premium Gift Bouquet – £20.00 
This is a Specialbuy item available in stores from Thursday 23rd March, while stocks last.
 
Gift Bag Bouquet – £15.00 
This is a Specialbuy item available in stores from Thursday 23rd March, while stocks last.
 
Luxury Mother’s Day Bouquet – £15.00 
This is a Specialbuy item available in stores from Thursday 23rd March, while stocks last.
 
Mother’s Day Jam Jar Posy – £3.49 (69804)
This is a Specialbuy item available in stores from Tuesday 21st March, while stocks last.
 
Rose & Germini Bouquet – £5.00 
This is a Specialbuy item available in stores from Tuesday 21st March, while stocks last.
 
Mother’s Day Tulips – £5.00  
This is a Specialbuy item available in stores from Tuesday 21st March, while stocks last.
 
Vintage Floral Jug – £7.99 
This is a Specialbuy item available in stores from Tuesday 21st March, while stocks last.
 
Mother’s Day Gift Basket – £9.99 
This is a Specialbuy item available in stores from Sunday 19th March, while stocks last.
 
Mother’s Day Bouquet – £10.00 
This is a Specialbuy item available in stores from Tuesday 21st March, while stocks last.
 
Hydrangea Gift Box – £20.00 
This is a Specialbuy item available in stores from Thursday 23rd March, while stocks last.

Specially Selected Twin Stem Orchid Cascade
– £19.99
This is a Specialbuy item available in stores from Sunday 19th March, while stocks last.
 
Planted Glass Sweetie Jar– £3.99
This is a Specialbuy item available in stores from Sunday 19th March, while stocks last.
 
Hyacinth Basket – £3.49 
This is a Specialbuy item available in stores from Sunday 19th March, while stocks last.
 
Calla Lily Jar – £5.99
This is a Specialbuy item available in stores from Sunday 19th March, while stocks last.
 
Mum Rose Tin Trio – £12.99 
This is a Specialbuy item available in stores from Sunday 19th March, while stocks last.
 
Potted Azalea – £4.99 
This is a Specialbuy item available in stores from Sunday 19th March, while stocks last.
 
Outdoor Lavender & Spring Planter – £9.99 
This is a Specialbuy item available in stores from Sunday 19th March, while stocks last.

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26
Jan

Customers are flipping out this pancake day at Aldi

On Shrove Tuesday, pleasurable pancakes can be devoured at any time of day, whether it’s for breakfast, brunch, dinner or dessert. Sweet or savoury, whatever your preference, at Aldi you can pick up a variety of pancake Specialbuys to ensure you have a flipping fantastic pancake day!
 
Whether you’re after quick, simple and tasty or want to whip up your own creations, ready-made pancakes start from 99p for Village Bakery Pancakes or easy to use Green’s Traditional Pancake Mix for just 89p with Frylight Sunflower Spray (£1.49) for a clean flip.
 
Pimp your pancakes with Lyle’s Golden Squeezy Syrup (85p) and Dessert Sauce (99p) or try traditional Lemon Juice for 39p. You could even add fresh fruit with Aldi’s Super 6 fresh fruit offers such as Blueberries, Mini Bananas, Lemons, Funsize Pears, Limes or Funsize Easy Peelers, available from 16th February until 1st March, while stocks last.
 
But what will be the ‘it’ topping this Pancake Day? Due to its ever increasing popularity will it be the rising star of the sweet spreads world, peanut butter?* We think so! Try an American twist and add Specially Selected Peanut Butter (£1.69) for something crunchy and sweet.  
 
 
Lyle’s Golden Squeezy Syrup – 85p, 325g 

Lyle’s Squeezy Dessert Sauce – 99p, 325g 
Available in Butterscotch, Chocolate or Strawberry

Village Bakery Chocolate and Hazelnut Filled Crepes – 85p, 6 pack 

Classic Pancakes – 99p, 8 pack 

Specially Selected Peanut Butter – £1.69, 350g 

Green’s Traditional Pancake Mix – 89p, 232/305g 
Choose from Original or Golden Syrup.

Frylight Sunflower Oil Spray – £1.49, 190ml 
This is a Specialbuy product available in Aldi stores from 23rd February 2017, while stocks last.

Lemon Juice – 39p, 250ml 
This is a core product available in selected Aldi stores nationwide
 

Classic Pancakes
Crispy, tasty and wonderfully versatile. These pancakes are a bona fide classic.

Serves: 4 people
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 2 minutes
British
Vegetarian

Ingredients
100g The Pantry Plain Flour
1 Medium Egg
300ml Semi Skimmed Milk
Pinch of Salt

Method
Beat the egg into the milk along with the salt.
Sift the flour into a bowl, make a well in the centre of the flour and slowly whisk in the milk and egg mixture until the mixture is smooth.
Allow to settle for 20 minutes.
Heat a little oil or butter in a medium frying pan.
Pour enough batter in just to cover the base, cook on a medium heat for 30 seconds until browned, flip and cook the other side.
Repeat until all the batter is used.
The batter will keep cling filmed in the fridge for 2 days, just whisk before using.
The pancakes can be made in advance, kept in the fridge for 2 days and reheated in a warm oven, wrapped in tin foil.
 
Brunch Pancakes
Hearty and delicious, these pancakes are a wonderfully filling option for mornings.

Serves: 4 people
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
British

Ingredients
For the pancakes
100g The Pantry Plain Flour
2 Large Eggs
300ml Milk
Pinch Salt
10g Fresh Chives, chopped
A little Solesta Sunflower Oil
For the filling
6 Large Eggs
40ml Single Cream
Black Pepper and Salt
25g Butter
200g Plain Soft Cheese
8 slices Honey Roast Ham

Method
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
For the pancakes
Put the flour and salt in a mixing bowl.
Break the eggs and beat with the milk in a measuring jug.
Make a well in the flour and slowly add the egg mixture, beating as you do until you have a smooth batter, then add the chopped chives and mix well.
Grease a 25cm frying pan with some oil and make 8 pancakes.
Allow to cool.
Divide the cream cheese between the pancakes, spread over the top, then place a slice of ham on each pancake.
For the filling
Scramble the eggs – crack the eggs in a mixing bowl and lightly beat together with the cream.
Season with some salt and black pepper.
In a medium saucepan add the butter and melt over a low light.
Add the egg mixture and cook the eggs, always stirring with a wooden spoon until cooked and fluffy.
Divide this between the pancakes; place in the middle, gently roll up and put on to a baking tray.
Pop in the oven for 6 minutes to warm the pancakes through, then serve.
 
Leek and Goats Cheese Pancakes
Classic pancakes with an indulgent twist.

Serves: 4 people
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
British

Ingredients
Pancakes 
100g The Pantry Plain Flour
2 medium Eggs
250ml Milk
1 tsp Stonemill Paprika
1 tsp Stonemill Garlic Granules
2 tsp Stonemill Dried Parsley
10ml Rapeseed Oil
Black Pepper
Sunflower Oil, to fry
20cm frying pan
Filling
300g Leeks
25g Salted Butter
150g log Goats’ Cheese
Black Pepper
Sauce
1 small Onion
400ml tin Sweet Harvest Chopped Tomatoes
30ml The Pantry Lemon Juice
10g fresh Basil
20ml Olive Oil
1 tsp Stonemill Paprika

Method
Make the pancakes.
Whisk the eggs with the milk.
Add the paprika, garlic, parsley, rapeseed oil and some black pepper, then whisk well.
Sift the flour into another bowl, make a well in the centre and gradually add the milk mix until you have a smooth batter.
Make 8 pancakes with the mix and put to one side.
Make the filling.
Wash the leeks well – dry and slice.
Melt the butter in a frying pan – add the leeks and cook stirring for about 5 minutes until just tender.
Add the goats’ cheese, season with black pepper and cook until melted – put to one side.
Make the sauce.
Peel, halve and finely chop the onion.
In a small frying pan, sauté the chopped onion in the olive oil for a couple of minutes.
Add the tinned tomatoes, paprika and lemon juice.
Chop the basil and add to the sauce.
Heat through then liquidise.
Heat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.
Lay the pancakes out.
Divide the mixture between them and roll up.
Put into a baking dish, pour over the sauce and bake in the oven for 20 minutes, then serve.
 
Apple & Blueberry Pancakes
Fruity, tasty and filling - these apple & blueberry pancakes are a great way to start the day!

Serves: 4 people
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
American

Ingredients
140g The Pantry Plain Flour
30g The Pantry Caster Sugar
½ tsp Salt
1 tsp The Pantry Baking Powder
150ml Milk
1 Large Egg
100g Blueberries
2 Fun Size Eating Apples
80ml Grandessa squeezy honey 25g butter Extra butter to fry Sprinkle of The Pantry lemon juice

Method
Put the flour, salt, baking powder into a large bowl and whisk well
Add the egg to the milk and beat
Pour this into the flour mixture and whisk well
Melt the butter and stir this into the mix – beat till the batter is smooth
Allow to rest a few minutes
Meanwhile – wash the apples – core and thinly slice – sprinkle with some lemon juice to prevent browning
Heat up a small frying pan – lightly grease with butter
Add a large tablespoon of batter – about 12cm round – cook till the top begins to bubble – then flip over and cook the other side
Continue till the batter is used up – keep the pancakes warm in a low oven
Stack the pancakes between sliced apples and blueberries – drizzle with honey and serve
 
American Indulgence
These classic pancakes come with an exciting, indulgent twist.

Serves: 6 people
Prep time: 12 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
American
Vegetarian
Vegan

Ingredients
Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
Peanut Butter
Banana
Maple Syrup

Method
Use the classic pancake mix to make your pancakes.
Then spread with Grandessa Chocolate and Hazelnut Spread and Grandessa peanut butter.
Add chopped banana, sprinkle with Grandessa Maple Syrup and serve.
 
-ENDS-
 
* http://www.mintel.com/press-centre/food-and-drink/smooth-ride-despite-crunch-as-brits-go-nuts-for-peanut-butter
** http://www.mintel.com/press-centre/food-and-drink/peanut-butter-a-rising-star-in-the-sweet-spreads-market
*** http://www.mintel.com/press-centre/food-and-drink/thats-nutty-influx-of-new-varieties-helps-peanut-butter-spread-the-wealth
26
Jan

Easter at Aldi

Adults
Specially Selected Exquisite Easter Egg – £7.99, 300g
Available in Champagne Truffle (right) and Praline Truffle (left)
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 26th March 2017.
 
Moser Roth Delectable Duo Sharing Egg – £4.99, 200g 
Available in Milk and White or Milk and Dark
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017.
 
Moser Roth Luxury Peruvian Dark Chocolate Easter Egg – £4.99, 185g 
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017.
 
Moser Roth Luxury Ghanaian Milk Chocolate Easter Egg – £4.99, 185g 
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017.
 
Choceur Easter Egg with Chocolates / with Truffles – £2.99, 350g 
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017. 
 
Moser Roth Mini Gifting Eggs – £4.99, 265g 
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017.
 
Choceur Filled Mini Eggs- £1.99, 260g 
 
Moser Roth Swiss Truffles  and Neapolitans- £1.99, 168g/192g 
 
 
 
Children
Dairyfine Rocky Mallow Rubble Easter Egg – £2.99, 200g 
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017.
 
Dairyfine Popping Candy Easter Egg – £2.99, 200g
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017.
 
Chocolate Hollow Characters; Pete Piglet, Lucy Lamb and Charlie Chick – £1.99 150g 
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017.
 
Dairyfine Giant Chocolate Bunny – £3.99, 450g 
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017.
 
Milk Chocolate Easter Egg with Milk Chocolate Buttons / White Chocolate Easter Egg with White Chocolate Buttons – £0.85, 128g 
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017.
 
Milk Chocolate Easter Egg with Mini Eggs / Milk Chocolate Easter Egg with Chocies 122g – £0.75, 128g/122g 
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017.
 
Easter Egg Hunt Kit – £3.99 390g 
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017.
 
Eggjoyables - £1.49, 144g
 
Dairyfine  Easter Chocolate Lollies- £0.99 150g 
 
Dairyfine Hollow Milk Chocolate Bunny- £0.65 125g
 
 
Luxury
Specially Selected Exquisite Easter Egg – £7.99, 300g 
Available in Champagne Truffle and Praline Truffle
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 26th March 2017.
 
Sharing
Moser Roth Delectable Duo Sharing Egg – £4.99, 200g
Available in Milk and White or Milk and Dark
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017.
 
Moser Roth Mini Gifting Eggs – £4.99, 265g 
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017.
 
Mini Mix Up – £1.49, 187g 
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 22nd January 2017.
 
Moser Roth Swiss Truffles  and Neapolitans- £1.99, 168g/192g 
 
Moser Roth Belgian Chocolate Selection Box- £3.69 200g 
 
 
Ethical
Moser Roth Luxury Peruvian Dark Chocolate Easter Egg – £4.99, 185g 
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017.
 
Moser Roth Luxury Ghanaian Milk Chocolate Easter Egg – £4.99, 185g 
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017.
 
 
Easter egg hunt
Easter Egg Hunt Kit – £3.99, 390g (73863)
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017.
 
Moser Roth Mini Gifting Eggs – £4.99, 265g (73808)
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017.
 
Mini Mix Up – £1.49, 187g 
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 22nd January 2017.
 
Mini Choceur Bunnies – £1.49, 100g 
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 22nd January 2017.
 
 
 
Under £5
Moser Roth Delectable Duo Sharing Egg – £4.99, 200g 
Available in Milk and White or Milk and Dark
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017.
 
Moser Roth Luxury Peruvian Dark Chocolate Easter Egg – £4.99, 185g 
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017.
 
Moser Roth Luxury Ghanaian Milk Chocolate Easter Egg – £4.99, 185g
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017.
 
Choceur Easter Egg with Chocolates / with Truffles – £2.99, 350g
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017. 
 
Dairyfine Rocky Mallow Rubble Easter Egg – £2.99, 200g
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017.
 
Dairyfine Popping Candy Easter Egg – £2.99, 200g 
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017.
 
Chocolate Hollow Characters; Pete Piglet, Lucy Lamb and Charlie Chick – £1.99, 150g 
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017.
 
Dairyfine Giant Chocolate Bunny – £3.99, 450g 
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017.
 
Milk Chocolate Easter Egg with Milk Chocolate Buttons / White Chocolate Easter Egg with White Chocolate Buttons – £0.85, 128g 
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017.
 
Milk Chocolate Easter Egg with Mini Eggs / Milk Chocolate Easter Egg with Chocies 122g – £0.75, 128g/122g 
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017.
 
Eggjoyables - £1.49, 144g
 
Moser Roth Mini Gifting Eggs – £4.99, 265g 
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017.
 
Mini Mix Up – £1.49, 187g 
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 22nd January 2017.
 
Mini Choceur Bunnies – £1.49, 100g
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 22nd January 2017.
 
Easter Egg Hunt Kit – £3.99, 390g
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017.
 
Moser Roth Belgian Chocolate Selection Box- £3.69, 200g 
 
 
Under £1
Milk Chocolate Easter Egg with Milk Chocolate Buttons / White Chocolate Easter Egg with White Chocolate Buttons – £0.85, 128g 
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017.
 
Milk Chocolate Easter Egg with Mini Eggs / Milk Chocolate Easter Egg with Chocies 122g – £0.75, 128g/122g 
This is a seasonal item available in stores from 19th February 2017.
 
Dairyfine Mini Filled Characters/ Easter Eggs- £0.59, 70g-90g 
 
Dairyfine  Easter Chocolate Lollies- £0.99 150g
 
Dairyfine Hollow Milk Chocolate Bunny- £0.65, 125g 
 
 
 
HOT CROSS BUNS:
 
Specially Selected Hot Cross Buns – 99p, 4 pack
On sale from 26th January 2017

Medium:
Village Bakery Hot Cross Buns – 85p, 6 pack 
On sale from 5th January 2017
 
Budget:
Everyday Essentials Hot Cross Buns – 50p, 6 pack 
On sale from 26th January 2017

Specially Selected Brioche Hot Cross Buns – 99p, 4 pack
This is a Specialbuy product available in Aldi stores from 6th April 2017, while stocks last.
 
Specially Selected Mini Hot Cross Buns – 99p, 9 pack 
This is a Specialbuy product available in Aldi stores from 6th April 2017, while stocks last.


Specially Selected Cranberry & Orange Hot Cross Buns – 99p, 4 pack
This is a seasonal product available in Aldi stores nationwide from 19th March
 
Specially Selected Chocolate & Toffee Hot Cross Buns – 99p, 4 pack 
This is a seasonal product available in Aldi stores nationwide from 19th March 
 
26
Jan

Aldi introduces the spring wine festival

Wash away your winter blues with the Aldi Spring Wine Festival, featuring 12 great-tasting products, all priced under £8. Chosen by some of the great winemakers Aldi works with, this carefully selected line up is a diverse collection of reds, whites and rosé, each with a unique background.
 
Mo Sisters Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, £6.99
Available online from 9th February, in store from 12th February
 
Crafted in a boutique vineyard, named in honour of the three daughters of experienced winemaker Bill Moularadellis, this wine showcases the typical characters of a classic Coonawarra cabernet. It is well-structured, lavished with rich blackcurrant and mint flavours, all wrapped up in subtle vanilla oak.
 
 
Survivor Generation Swartland Shiraz-Mourvedre, £5.99
Available online from 9th February, in store from 12th February
 
Rich, dark and brooding with a big savoury heart, this wonderful South African Shiraz Mourvedre was given its unusual name in honour of a very brave cow who jumped from a moving cattle truck. ‘Survivor’ as she is known, embodies the spirit of the never-say-die generation and inspired the winemakers to produce this Swartland terroir-driven wine. Best paired with beef and other red meats.
 
 
Big Bill, £5.99
Available online from 9th February, in store from 12th February
 
This bold wine takes its name from William 'Big Bill' Millar, a South African boxing champion, decorated war hero, Springbok rugby captain and the first general manager of one of South Africa's most renowned wine producers, KWV. Like the man itself this drink is larger than life. It encompasses fruit-driven flavours together with notes reminiscent of peppery spice and dark chocolate.
 

Rachelsfontein Chenin Blanc, £5.99
Available online from 9th February, in store from 12th February
 
Named after the magical Rachelsfontein, a perennial water spring found on South Africa’s famous Bochendal Estate, this Chenin Blanc is characterised by refreshing acidity and quince spice with flavours of tropical fruits and apples coming through on the finish. Enjoy with fresh seafood or sushi for the perfect night in. 
 
 
Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc, £5.99
Available online from 9th February, in store from 12th February
 
This wine is all about showcasing the modern side of Bordeaux with crisp, lime-squeezed flavours and the scent of passionfruit. It is deliciously drinkable, elegant and versatile meaning it can be paired with a range of dishes, including shellfish and chicken.  
 
 
El Mayoral, £6.99
Available online from 9th February, in store from 12th February
 
This wine is as deep and intense as its name suggests. Made from Monastrell and Petit Verdot grapes, it really is the essence of Jumilla, a sun-drenched region in southeast Spain.  This powerful wine is rich and supple, with sophisticated aromas of blackberries, soft juicy tannins and a long lasting finish.
 
 
Crémant De Bordeaux Rosé, £7.99
Available online from 9th February, in store from 12th February
 
This Crémant Rosé is delicately crafted using the traditional method of Champagne but with a rosé blend, which aims to embody a youthful, upbeat, fresh vision of Bordeaux.  Not a common wine for the area, it delivers a gentle finish with strawberry and flower aromas and a crisp palate.
 
 
Languedoc Reserve, £6.99
Available online from 9th February, in store from 12th February
 
Unexpectedly discovered in the cellars of a Chateau, this forgotten wine has languished and evolved into one that is dark and intense in colour with blackberry and spice aromas. It has a wild herb complexity, a supple texture and can be enjoyed with pasta or beef dishes.
 
 
Wolf House Pinot Noir, £4.99
Available online from 9th February, in store from 12th February
 
The Wolf House Pinot Noir is bright ruby red in colour, silky smooth in texture and boasts raspberry and blackberry flavours and subtle savoury notes. As a lighter, versatile red this can be paired with a range of meats and fish such as salmon, duck or chicken.
 
 
Leggerment Appassito, £5.99
Available online from 9th February, in store from 12th February
 
This smooth, velvety wine has fragrant notes of ripe dark cherry, spice and chocolate. It is the perfect pairing to red meat or savoury cheeses.
 
 
Costadune Grillo Chardonnay, £5.99
Available online from 9th February, in store from 12th February
 
This wine derives from the Menfi coastline on the southwest of Italy, a region which produces rich, intense, aromatic white wines.  With notes of citrus and tropical fruits the blend of Grillo, a grape that is indigenous to Sicily and Chardonnay is a perfect reflection of this.
 
 
Little Princess, £4.99
Available online from 9th February, in store from 12th February
 
Gabor is one of Hungary’s best winemakers and the man behind Little Princess, a wonderfully crisp, off-dry white. This wine is bursting with fresh aromas of green apples and tropical fruits. It was given the royal-inspired name because the indigenous grape variety, Királyleányka , used to make the wine, which means Little Princess in Hungarian.
 
 
Rare Reds Explorer Case, £37.94
Available online from 12 February
 
If you love reds, you’ll love this exclusive selection of six exciting bottles from the Wonderful World of Wine.
The case includes:
·         Mo Sisters Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
·         Wolf House Pinot Noir
·         Big Bill
·         El Mayoral
·         Lanquedoc Reserve
·         Survivor Generation
26
Jan

Spring into the season with Aldi

Those looking to spruce up their home this Spring need look no further thanks to Aldi’s brand new selection of stylish Spring Home pieces. From furniture and soft furnishings to lamps and ornaments, budding interior designers will find everything they need to give their home a fresh new look - available to pre-order online at www.aldi.co.uk from 9th February and to buy in stores on 16th February.

For an elegant look, Aldi’s Beechwood Dining Table (£59.99) is the perfect addition to any kitchen or dining room.  It features a white finish table top and lacquered beechwood legs for a clean, modern look. Adjustable feet make it easy to counterbalance uneven floors, so the table can easily fit into any setting. Pair with the Beechwood Pair of Dining Chairs (£39.99) with a matching design to complete the classic beechwood theme.

Continue the contemporary feel with a modern Tripod Floor Light (£49.99) or Tripod Table Light (£24.99), a stylish and effortless way to create ambiance in any room. With a wood and metal base, shoppers can choose from a grey, white and washed effect cloth shade.

Nothing says elegance like a set of Velvet Top Curtains, available in sizes 90” x 90” (£34.99) and  66” x 72” (£24.99). With stylish faux silk and a velvet top border, these curtains will suit a variety of colour schemes with a choice of lavender, cream, grey and mint.

This fun Spring Bean Cube/Pouffe (£14.99) can jazz up any living room. Choose from six quirky designs, including cute rabbits and ducks wearing wellies. For added comfort, Aldi’s Shaggy Rug (£14.99) is a treat for the feet as well as a feast for the eyes, available in cream, mint and grey with non-slip material for additional safety. Complete the look with Aldi’s Tonal Weave Throw (£16.99) and Spring Cushions (£5.99 each) to really bring the room to life.

Add a touch of chic to the home with these Indoor Lanterns (£4.99), which feature a metal finish and glass panes. Pair with Antique Style Lightbulbs (£2.99) for the ultimate vintage look.
Aldi has even got the garden covered with these Spring Bronze Ornamental Animals (£3.99). Garden enthusiasts can dress up their outdoor space with these novelty designs, including cats, dogs or fairies.
 
Aldi’s Specialbuys Spring Home range is available in stores nationwide from 16th February and can be pre-ordered online at www.aldi.co.uk from 9th February but be quick, as with all Specialbuys, once it’s gone it’s gone!

Aldi’s Spring Home range is available online from 9th February and in stores on 16th February, available while stocks last.

 
Product Description Price
Beechwood Dining Table £59.99
Tripod Floor Light £49.99
Beechwood Pair Of Dining Chairs £39.99
Velvet Top Curtains 90 X 90" £34.99
Tripod Table Light £24.99
Velvet Top Curtains 66 X 72" £24.99
Tonal Weave Throw £16.99
Shaggy Rug £14.99
Spring Washable Runner £14.99
Spring Bean Cube/Pouffe £14.99
Spring Washable Mat £8.99
Door Butler Mat £8.99
Spring Cushion £5.99
Spring Home Indoor Lanterns £4.99
Spring Home Faux Flower Pots £4.99
Spring Home Canvas Wall Art £3.99
Spring Bronze Ornamental Animals £3.99
Antique Style Lightbulbs £2.99
 
19
Jan

Aldi is full of beans this January

After the indulgence of the festive period, many thousands of Brits will be setting goals to look and feel better and to kick things off, discount supermarket Aldi is launching a brand new wholesome food in January, which is suitably named, Full of Beans (£1.99, 400g).
 
Created using lean beef mince - a firm family favourite - and packed with fibre-filled haricot beans,  a serving of this tasty new blend will not only help you to feel Full of Beans but will also count towards your 5-a-day, a sure way to start as you mean to go on.
 
As with all of Aldi’s meat range, Full of Beans is made with 100% British beef and proudly wears the Red Tractor approved badge, so shoppers can be reassured it has come from trusted suppliers.
 
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said: “At Aldi we strive to continue to excite and inspire shoppers with new products at prices we are sure they will love; and, with healthy eating being one of the top resolutions made each New Year, Full of Beans enters stores at just the right time.”
 
Full of Beans is an Aldi Specialbuy on sale from Thursday 26th January, once its bean and gone, its gone!
Aldi’s Full of Beans has a fat content of just 3.5 percent, making it 22% percent lower in fat than current lean mince options; why not try swapping your regular mince for one full of beans to give meal time favourites a healthy and nutritious twist?  Aldi has reimagined some of its most popular recipes to inspire and fill your plates.
 

Mince Burritos
Spicy beef mince, fresh peppers and smoky cheese wrapped in soft flour tortilla wraps. Great for sharing and family dinners.
 
Serves: 4 people
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
 
Ingredients
1 x 400g Full of Beans
2 x Peppers
200g Mushrooms
1 x 300g jar Snackrite Salsa Dip
1 x 300g jar Snackrite Sour Cream Dip
1 x tsp Stonemill Paprika
1 x tsp Stonemill Chilli Powder
1 x tsp Stonemill Dried Basil
8 x slices Bavarian Beechwood Smoked Cheese Slices
1 x pack 8 Sunnyhills Tortilla Wraps
A little Solesta Sunflower Oil
Salt and Black Pepper
 
Method
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
Chop the peppers finely; discard any white pith or seeds.
Wipe the mushrooms then chop finely.
Fry the mince in a large frying pan or wok, in a little oil until sealed, breaking up the mince with a wooden spoon as you cook.
Add the chopped peppers, mushrooms, chilli powder, paprika and basil and cook for a few minutes.
Add the salsa then season with a little salt and plenty of pepper.
Cook, stirring for a few more minutes.
Put the tortilla wraps out flat on a work surface; divide the mixture between them putting it in the centre of the wraps.
Put a teaspoon of sour cream on the top then add a slice of cheese.
Fold the wraps into a parcel then put them on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
 

Fajitas
Delicious and succulent beef mince and fresh peppers wrapped in soft flour tortillas. Brilliant for group meals.
 
Serves: 4 people
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
 
Ingredients
500g Full of Beans mince
500g jar Fiesta Chilli Cooking Sauce
2 Red Onions
1 Green Pepper
1 Red Pepper
1 pack 8 Sunnyhills Tortilla Wraps
300g jar Snackrite Tomato Salsa
170g tub The Deli Sour Cream and Chive Dip
2 Ripe Avocados
Juice 1 Lime
85g The Deli Onion/Garlic and Herb Dip
100g The Cheese Emporium Grated Cheddar Cheese
Black Pepper
A little Solesta Olive Oil
 
Method
Preheat the oven to 160C/320F/Gas Mark 3.
Brown the mince in a little oil in a large saucepan, add the cooking sauce and cook uncovered for 15 mins, stirring as you cook.
Meanwhile, peel the onions, cut into halves and slice into medium slices. Chop the peppers into halves, discard the seeds and white pith and slice the same as the onions.
Add the peppers and onions to the mince and cook stirring for another 10 mins, watch that the mixture doesn’t burn - you want it to be quite dry. When cooked keep warm in the oven.
Put the tortilla wraps in the oven to warm through as per pack instructions.
To make the guacamole - cut the avocadoes in half, remove the stone and with a fork mash them in a bowl with the lime juice and the onion, garlic and herb dip.
Serve the mince in a bowl alongside bowls of salsa, grated cheese, guacamole, and sour cream for people to make up their own fajitas with the warmed wraps.
If you want hotter fajitas, then add 1 x teaspoon Stonemills chilli powder to the mince whilst cooking.
 
 
Meatballs with Pasta in a Pesto Sauce
This classic Italian dish combines delicious meatballs with a rustic pesto sauce and pasta cooked to perfection.
 
Serves: 4 people
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes
 
Ingredients
3 tbsp Solesta Olive Oil
1 medium Onion, peeled and finely chopped
2 small or 1 large clove Garlic, crushed
400g Full of Beans mince
Handful of fresh Basil Leaves, roughly torn, plus some for garnish
Freshly ground Salt and Black Pepper
400g Cucina Pasta (e.g. Penne)
1 jar Specially Selected Pesto Genovese
 
Method
Heat 1 tbsp olive oil and gently sauté the onion until soft but not coloured.
Add the crushed garlic and cook for a further minute.
Allow to cool then add to the minced beef along with the basil and seasoning and mix well.
Roll the mixture into small balls about the size of a walnut.
Heat the remaining oil in a large frying pan and cook the meatballs over a medium heat, turning to brown evenly until cooked through.
Drain on kitchen paper.
Meanwhile, cook your pasta in a large pan of lightly salted, boiling water until just tender, around 8-10 minutes.
Drain the pasta and return to the pan.
Add the pesto sauce along with the meatballs and cook over a low heat for a few minutes until piping hot.
Scatter over the basil leaves and serve.
19
Jan

Make Someone Feel Special with Aldi’s Valentine’s Range

From gorgeous bouquets, beautifully crafted cards, heart melting chocolate fountains and pink champagne - customers will fall in love with Aldi’s Specialbuys new Valentine’s range – available in store and online from 5th February.
 
This Valentine’s Mini DAB and FM Radio (£29.99) is a brilliant gift for brightening up someone’s morning with their favourite love songs, and is available in beautiful cream or cream with hearts design options.
 
Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a delicious breakfast in bed. This Heart Waffle Maker (£19.99) is perfect to serve up a tasty dish which is sure to impress that special someone this Valentine’s Day.  Romantics can even dish up in style with Aldi’s pretty heart Valentine’s Plate Set (£4.99) or this cute Tea for Two Set (£9.99).
 
Add some night time elegance with Aldi’s selection of Luxury Satin Lingerie (£3.99) and Sleepwear Sets (£9.99), which are available in a range of styles and sizes. What’s more, for a cosy night in, nothing sets the mood like romantic Valentine’s Decorative LED Lighting (2.99) and these Snuggly Cushions (£4.99).
 
Make date-night extra special without breaking the bank with the seductive Veuve Monsigny Pink Champagne, (£14.99). This delicious fizz with elegant red berry flavours is sure to tick all the boxes this Valentine’s Day. Or, for toasting to the most romantic day of the year there’s also the Prosecco Gift Pack (£14.99), which comes complete with prosecco and two flutes for couples to enjoy.
 
Aldi’s stylish metallic red or grey Chocolate Fountain (£19.99) will make an exciting dessert to share this Valentine’s Day. Serve with a variety of delicious dipping foods like strawberries or marshmallows for the ultimate decadent treat.
 
The range also includes a range of keepsakes for shoppers to gift their loved ones such as Valentine’s Day Decorative Frames (£2.99) available in heart, antique frame, cut out heart or hinged design options or an adorable Soft Toy with Sound (£4.99).
 
For a traditional token of love, 100 Specially Selected Roses are also available at Aldi for just £25 and can be paired with gorgeous Gift Bags and beautifully Crafted Embossed Cards (£0.79-£1.29) to make sweethearts feel extra special.
 
Aldi’s Valentine’s range is available in stores nationwide & online from 5th February but be quick because as with all Specialbuys, once it’s gone it’s gone.
 
Aldi’s Valentine’s range is in store 5th February and available while stocks last
 
Product Price
Valentine’s DAB & FM Radio 29.99
Chocolate Fountain/ Waffle Maker 19.99
Sparkling Wine Gift Pack 14.99
Pink Champagne Brut 14.99
Tea For 2 Set 9.99
Champagne Glasses 9.99
Ladies Valentine’s Satin Nightwear 9.99
Ladies Character Nightwear 8.99
Men’s Character Nightwear 7.99
Valentine’s Chocolate Box 5.99
Valentine’s Soft Toy With Sound 4.99
Valentine Plate Set 4.99
After Dark Liqueur 4.99
Valentine’s Cushion 4.99
Spumante Rose 4.99
Valentine’s Novelty Apron 3.99
Ladies Satin Bra/Briefs 3.99
Valentine Mug Set 2.99
Valentine’s Decorative Frames 2.99
Valentine’s Decorative LED Lights 2.99
Valentine’s Home Decorations 2.99
Swizzles Love Heart Tin 1.99
Valentine Gifts 1.99
Valentine’s Day Handmade Luxury Cards 1.99
Large Valentine’s Day Card & Medium Bags 1.29
Valentine Cupcake 0.99
Square Valentine’s Day Cards and Bottle Bags 0.79
 
13
Jan

Aldi to raise £5m to ensure no young person faces cancer alone

  • Aldi moves to long-term charity partnership approach for Teenage Cancer Trust 
  • Five year partnership aims to raise £5 million to support charity’s mission to ensure no young person faces cancer alone

No young person should face cancer alone but according to Teenage Cancer Trust, only half of 13-24 year olds with cancer currently have access to their specialist support and services.
 
Aldi’s partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust will see Aldi’s staff and customers come together to help to change that by meeting a life-changing fundraising target of £5 million over the next five years. 
 
Teenage Cancer Trust delivers world-class cancer care and support to young people diagnosed with cancer aged 13 to 24. They work in partnership with the NHS to provide highly-trained expert staff and specialist cancer units in NHS hospitals across the UK. The charity is there at every stage, from diagnosis, through treatment and after treatment. It also brings young people with cancer together so they can support each other.
 
Money raised throughout the partnership will go towards helping Teenage Cancer Trust to reach every young person with cancer. Aldi will utilise its national resources to fully support the charity and will match its regional depots with regional units in NHS hospitals to provide the most meaningful local impact at national scale.  

Mary Dunn, Communications Director at Aldi UK, said: “At Aldi, we ensure quality food is available at everyday low prices as we believe it shouldn't be the right of a privileged few – and we feel the same about specialist care for young people facing cancer. That’s why we’re extremely proud to be supporting Teenage Cancer Trust through this sustained legacy partnership.
 
“By committing to a five year relationship we can make a truly tangible impact and help close the gap between those who are supported as they face cancer and those currently out of the system".
 
Aldi has recently been revealed as the headline sponsor of Teenage Cancer Trust's fundraising concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in March 2017. Since 2000, the shows have played a vital role in helping the charity having raised over £24 million to provide 28 specialist cancer units and over 60 nursing and support staff in NHS hospitals across the UK.
 
Kate Collins, Director of Fundraising & Marketing at Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “We’re so pleased and proud to be partnering with our friends at Aldi. Together with Aldi’s staff and customers, we’re going to have loads of fun raising a significant amount of money to help ensure no young person faces cancer alone.
 
"We’ve made great progress in making sure young people with cancer have the best treatment, care and support. However, right now, for every young person Teenage Cancer Trust is able to reach, there’s another we can’t. Aldi is going to help us change that. Every penny raised will make the vital work of Teenage Cancer Trust possible. We’re incredibly grateful for the passionate and enthusiastic support that the amazing Aldi team are giving to young people with cancer.”
 
For further information about Aldi’s charity partnerships, please visit:  www.aldi.co.uk
12
Jan

Aldi celebrates record Christmas sales and launches new advertising campaign

  • Year-on-year sales rise by more than 15% in December
  • Success driven by premium products, low-priced festive veg and Prosecco
  • New marketing campaign launches for January to reaffirm Aldi’s position as Britain’s lowest priced supermarket 

Aldi, Britain’s fastest-growing[1] supermarket, has reported record sales for December[2] after customers snapped up its luxury products and lowest-priced essentials in the run up to Christmas.
 
The retailer said total UK sales were more than 15% higher during the month of December compared to the same period in 2015.
 
Christmas trading was boosted by strong demand for its Specially Selected range of premium products, which Aldi expanded to compete with high-end retailers such as Fortnum & Mason, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer.
 
Total sales across the range increased 27% year-on-year during December, with its Specially Selected Argentinian Malbec, Specially Selected Mince Pies and Specially Selected 30 Day Aged Roasting Joint among the top-selling products.
 
Aldi also sold over 2 million bottles of Prosecco – equivalent to almost 69,000 per day.  In total it sold over 13.5m bottles of wine, champagne and Prosecco during December.
 
The retailer, which is Britain’s lowest-priced supermarket[3], said demand for Christmas dinner essentials was also strong, crediting its overall price leadership position and Super 6 campaign which reduced the price of six festive fruit and veg lines to just 19p in the two weeks before Christmas. It sold 4.5m packs of carrots, 2m packs of Brussels sprouts and 2m packs of parsnips as part of the promotion during December.
 
Matthew Barnes, Chief Executive Officer of Aldi UK and Ireland, said: “The people of Britain were very clear on what they wanted on their dinner tables this Christmas – unbeatable value premium-quality products and the lowest prices on festive essentials. That’s exactly what our 692 stores and 29,000 employees served up, helping to make this our best ever Christmas.
 
“Sales of our premium Specially Selected range in particular surpassed expectations – a clear sign that more and more people are realising they can treat their families to products of a quality comparable to Waitrose and M&S at a fraction of the price by shopping with Aldi.”
 
Aldi predicts sales of its Specially Selected lines will exceed £750m in 2017, just over a decade after the range was launched.
 
Buoyed by a hugely successful Christmas, the discount supermarket has also just launched a new tongue-in-cheek advertising campaign to promote unbeatable prices to British shoppers. Launched on 2nd January, the fully integrated campaign builds on Aldi’s distinctly quirky humour with ‘Two deer’ and Duncan, the duck with a rather large ‘bill’.
 
Matthew Barnes added: “We start 2017 in confident mood and have just launched a new marketing campaign to communicate our price leadership to our customers. We have 70 new Aldi supermarkets opening across the UK this year and our 700th store is due to open in February. As Britain’s fastest-growing supermarket we remain committed to meeting the strong demand across the country for new Aldi stores.”
 
Last week Aldi announced new market-leading rates of pay, reaffirming its position as the UK’s highest-paying supermarket employer. From 1st February, employees will earn a minimum of £8.53 per hour nationally and £9.75 per hour in London.
 
ENDS
 
[1] Kantar Worldpanel data, 12 weeks to 4th December 2016.
[2] 1st-31st December 2016; stores closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
[3] The Grocer 33. 9th December 2016; Aldi was 10.8% cheaper than Asda (nearest competitor).
 
 
[1] Kantar Worldpanel data, 12 weeks to 4th December 2016.
[2] 1st-31st December 2016; stores closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
[3] The Grocer 33. 9th December 2016; Aldi was 10.8% cheaper than Asda (nearest competitor).
12
Jan

There’s No Horsing Around with Aldi’s Great Value Range of Equestrian Essentials

Riding enthusiasts need look no further than Aldi’s Country Living range to stock up on equestrian essentials this winter. Including everything from blouson jackets and gilets to stable rugs and hay nets, the range will be  available online from 19th January and in stores from 26th January.

This Fixed Neck Turnout Rug (£34.99) is available in blue and comes complete with integrated neck cover, touch close straps and shoulder gussets. It’s the perfect choice for keeping horses comfortable and dry during chilly rides in the winter months. In addition, the fully lined Standard Neck Stable Rug (£19.99) with twin buckle chest fastening is a great option for keeping horses warm whilst in the stable and is available in a range of sizes.

Aldi’s wind and water resistant Ladies’ Softshell Riding Breeches (£29.99) are breathable and quick drying to ensure riders are also protected against the elements. They are available in 26-32” waist sizes and come with a full faux suede seat to provide ultimate comfort. These can be paired perfectly with the hooded Ladies’ Softshell Jacket (£19.99), and Ladies Riding Gilet (£14.99), which come in stylish blue and berry colour options.

With a fleece lined collar and padded lining, this Blouson Jacket (£24.99) is warm, cosy and ideal for wearing round the stables or even for keeping warm during cold country walks. The jacket also features an inner zipped panel for team logos be embroidered onto. Lovers of the great outdoors can complete the look with Aldi’s Ladies Walking Boots (£19.99).

 Aldi has even got the dogs covered for 2017 with this cute Waterproof Dog Coat (£8.99) which comes in smart navy or green colour options and boasts a warm fleece lining to keep them dry and snug. What’s more, Aldi’s Canvas Dog Bed (£9.99) will ensure pooches get a comfy night’s sleep. It is washable and comes complete with removable mattress cover to protect against muddy little paws.
The range also boasts a whole host of quality stable must-haves, including this smart and durable Numnah (£8.99), padded Saddle Pad (£8.99) , adjustable Horse Head Collar (£3.99) and nylon Hay Net (£3.99).

Aldi’s Specialbuys Country Living range is available in stores nationwide from 26th January and can be pre-ordered online at www.aldi.co.uk from 19th January but be quick, as with all Specialbuys, once it’s gone it’s gone!

Aldi’s Country Living range is available online from 19th January and in stores from 26th January while stocks last.

 
Product Description Price
Fixed Neck Turnout Rug 34.99
Ladies Softshell Riding Breeches 29.99
Ladies Blouson Jacket 24.99
Pm:Ladies Walking Boots 19.99
Stable Rug 19.99
Ladies Lined Softshell Jacket 19.99
Pm: Mens Walking Boots 19.99
Ladies Riding Gilet 14.99
Ladies  Zip Top 14.99
Canvas Dog Bed 9.99
Waterproof Dog Coat 8.99
Saddle Pad / Numnah 8.99
Winter Equestrian Gloves 6.99
Horse Head Collar 3.99
Hay Net 3.99
 
12
Jan

Valentine's with Aldi

Champagne breakfast in bed, a romantic candlelit meal or a fine bottle of bubby; however you decide to spoil a loved one this Valentine’s Day do it with the best selection of great value, top quality wines and drinks from Aldi.
 
Prosecco Gift Pack, £14.99
Available from 5th February online and in store
This Prosecco gift pack is the perfect present for fizz lovers. With hints of apples and pears, this prosecco is elegant with a long lingering finish and comes with two flutes in a floral design for you and your loved one to enjoy.
 
After Dark Liqueur, £4.99
Available from 5th February in store
Round off a romantic evening with this smooth and decadent after-dinner treat. This delicious coffee flavoured liqueur is best enjoyed with your favourite mixer or an ideal ingredient for cocktails such as a Black Russian.
 
Veuve Monsigny Pink Champagne Brut, £14.99
Available from 5th February online and in store
Make your date-night extra special without breaking the bank with this beautiful and seductive Pink Champagne. This delicious fizz has elegant red berry flavours and is sure to tick all the boxes this Valentine’s Day.  
 
Spumante Rose, £4.99
Available from 5th February online and in store
This elegant Italian sparkling Rosé fizzes with intense summer fruits, pears and citrus freshness. It’s a versatile drink which can be enjoyed on its own or paired with Aldi’s Valentine’s Chocolate Box.  
 
Cremant De Bordeaux Rose, £7.99
Available from 12th February online and in store
This fruity fizz is brings a young and innovative approach to the legacy of Bordeaux, whilst maintaining its sophistication. Well-rounded and deliciously scented, this is a great alternative to champagne and is best enjoyed as an aperitif or dessert. 
12
Jan

Go crazy in love with Aldi

Treat your loved one to a romantic indulgence this Valentine's day with Aldi's fantastic floral and superb sweet range.

Swizzels Love Hearts Tin – £1.99, 100g
Holly Lane Valentine’s Cupcake – 99p, 2 pack Available in Chocolate or Red Velvet
These are Specialbuy products available in Aldi stores from 5th February 2017, while stocks last.
 
Chocolatero Valentine’s Chocolate Box – £5.99, 240g  
Specially Selected Dozen Luxury Freedom Roses – £15.00 per bunch
A Dozen Red Roses – £5.00 per bunch
Luxury Valentine’s Bouquet – £10.00 per bunch
Valentine’s Tulips – £5.00 per bunch, 18 Stems
Luxury Mixed Rose Bouquet – £20.00 per bunch
Specially Selected Premium Red Roses in Vase – £3.00 each
Specially Selected 100 Sweetheart Roses – £25.00 per bunch (69569)
These are Specialbuy products available in Aldi stores from 11th February 2017, while stocks last.
12
Jan

Burns night essentials at Aldi for less

Celebrate Burns Night in true Scottish style with Aldi’s range of themed Specialbuys on sale Sunday 22nd January.

Try a taste of the highlands with this selection of traditional Scottish treats from MacAulay’s Fresh Haggis (£1.29) and Specially Selected Black Pudding (99p) to Scotch Pie (89p) and Specially Selected Venison Steaks (£4.99).  With all this, Aldi can help anyone to find their inner Scot for an old-fashioned supper fit for the Bard of Scotland, Robert Burns himself.
 
MacAulay’s Fresh Haggis – £1.29, 454g
Specially Selected Black Pudding – 99p, 250g
Scotch Pie – 89p, 2 pack
Specially Selected Venison Steaks – £4.99, 250g
These are Specialbuy products available in Aldi stores from 22nd January 2017, while stocks last.
12
Jan

Celebrate Chinese New Year at home with Aldi

Chinese New Year, one of the most colourful and hugely celebrated events across the world, falls on 28th January 2017 and this year Aldi has a delicious selection of budget-friendly Specialbuys for the whole family to enjoy.

From Ready To Wok Rice Noodles (99p) to Malay Nasi Goreng Meal Kits (£1.99), why order in when there is everything you need to create a mouth-watering feast and rejoice the Year of the Rooster at home? 

With Aldi’s core product offering – including BBQ Pork Ribs (£2.99) and Coldwater Prawns (£2.25) – available all year round, there are plenty of delectable ingredients in store for you to cook up your favourite Chinese dishes and celebrate in style.

Please find below the discount supermarket’s range available in stores:

Ready To Wok Rice Noodles – 99p, 2 x 150g  
Asian Sauces – 79p each Choose from Satay, Plum, Hoisin or Korean BBQ.
Malay Meal Kit – 79p each Choose from Nasi Goreng or Laksa.
Siracha Hot Chilli Sauce – £1.99, 455ml  
Tilda Coconut, Chilli & Lemongrass Rice – 79p, 250g  
Calbee Prawn Twists – 99p, 70g  
Uncle Ben’s Sweet & Sour with Extra Pineapple – £1.19, 450g  
Fry Light Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spray – £1.49, 190ml  
These are Specialbuy items available in stores from Thursday 26th January, while stocks last.
 
Pork Loin Medallions – £2.39, 400g
Chinese Egg Noodles – 55p, 250g
Appleby’s BBQ Pork Ribs – £2.99, 600g
The Fishmonger Coldwater Prawns - £2.25, 180g
These are core products, in stores nationwide whilst stocks last.

 
Recipes:
 
Carrot Ribbon Asian Salad

Serves: 4 people
Prep time: 10 minutes
 
Ingredients
 
2 large Carrots, trimmed and peeled
 
3-4 Spring Onions, trimmed and sliced lengthways into 3cm long sticks
 
1 plump Garlic Clove, crushed
 
1 small Red Chilli, seeded and very thinly sliced
 
1 tbsp Lime Juice
 
1 tbsp Cream Sherry
 
1 tsp Dark Soy Sauce
 
1 tbsp Specially Selected Rapeseed Oil
 
Thumb-sized piece Ginger, peeled and grated
 
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
 
2 tbsp Flaked Almonds
 
1 tbsp Fresh Coriander, chopped
 
1 tbsp Fresh Mint, chopped
 
Method
 
Spiralise the carrots using the ‘twister spiral cone’ and place in a serving bowl along with the spring onions.
 
Mix together the crushed garlic, chilli, lime juice, sherry, soy sauce, oil, ginger and a few twists black pepper.
 
Pour over the carrots and gently mix.
 
Toast the flaked almonds either under a grill (take care not to burn) or in a dry pan, shaking the pan to toast evenly.
 
Sprinkle over the salad and finish with a sprinkling of chopped herbs.
 
 

Beef and Cabbage Stirfry
 
This stir fry is perfect for a delicious, easy-to-make dinner or side dish.
 
Serves: 4 people
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
 
Ingredients
 
2 283g packs Ashfield Rump Steaks
 
½ Savoy Cabbage
 
1 large Red Onion
 
1 large Green Chilli
 
3 cloves Garlic
 
30g piece of peeled fresh Ginger
 
50ml Asia Soy Sauce
 
15ml The Pantry Lime Juice
 
30ml Rapeseed Oil
 
Sea Salt and Black Pepper
 
Method
 
Thinly slice the steak, discard any fat and season with some salt and black pepper.
 
Shred the Savoy cabbage.
 
Peel, halve and thinly slice the red onion.
 
Halve the chilli lengthways and thinly slice with the seeds.
 
Peel and finely chop the garlic and grate the fresh ginger.
 
In a large wok, heat the oil until hot, then add the steak and fry for a few minutes to seal.
 
Add the onion, cabbage, garlic and chilli, and stir fry for about 5 minutes.
 
Then add the ginger and cook for a further couple of minutes.
 
Add the soy sauce and the lime juice.
 
Cook stirring for 4 minutes – then serve.
 
Great with either rice or noodles.


 
Pork Loin Stir Fry
 
Serves: 4 people
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
 
Ingredients
400g pack Pork Loin Medallions
1 bunch Spring Onions
1 Red Pepper
135g Baby Sweetcorn
120g Mangetout
1 Lemongrass stalk
3 Garlic Cloves
20g Ginger, peeled
50ml Light Soy Sauce
50g Sweet Chilli Sauce
250g Chinese Egg Noodles
1 Lime
Rapeseed Oil
 
Method
 
Trim off any fat from the pork loins and cut into thin strips. Cut the spring onions, pepper, sweetcorn and mangetout lengthways to create thin strips.
Peel and finely chop the garlic and ginger. Throw away the outer leaf of the lemongrass, trim the ends and chop finely.
Mix together the soy sauce and sweet chilli sauce in a bowl. Grate the lime and juice it. Add the rind and juice to the soy sauce mix.
In a large wok, heat some oil until very hot. Add the pork strips and seal quickly, stirring as you cook. Add the remaining vegetables and stir for 5 minutes. Then add the soy sauce mix and gently stir through for 1 minute.
Meanwhile, cook the noodles in some boiling water for 4 minutes, as per directions on the pack. Drain the noodles and serve the stir fry on a bed of noodles, or stir them through the stir fry.
Easy Chicken Kebabs with Peanut Dipping Sauce
 
Succulent Chicken Skewers with a tasty peanut dipping sauce.
 
Serves: 4 people
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
 
 
 
Ingredients
 
4 tbsp Natural Yogurt
 
2 Chicken Breast Fillets, cut into roughly 35-40 small pieces, skin off
 
2 Red Onions, peeled and cut into small pieces
 
8-10 tbsp Water
 
uice of 1 fresh Lime
 
Salt Coarse Ground Black Pepper
 
Method
 
Place 4 tbsp yogurt onto the chicken and leave for 15 minutes.
 
Cut the onion into smallish pieces and place into a saucepan.
 
Cover with water and bring to the boil, then drain well.
 
Thread the chicken onto skewers, interweaving with the cooled onions, then chill well.
 
Place the peanut butter, water and lime into a small saucepan and gently heat until you have a sauce consistency, then keep warm.
 
Gently grill the kebabs on the BBQ (lightly oil the bars first) seasoning with salt and coarse ground black pepper.
 
Cook for 8-10 minutes on each side and serve hot with the dipping sauce separately.
 
Tips
 
Leaving the chicken to marinate longer will make the texture of the chicken even softer.
 
These can be cooked in a normal frying or griddle pan.
 
As an alternative, why not try this with pork chops.
 
Pre-boiling the onion first softens and makes it not only quicker to cook, but also nicer to eat.
 
If using wooden skewers, soak in cold water for 20 minutes first, to prevent burning.
6
Jan

Aldi launches premium anti-aging skincare range

  • NEW LACURA VITACELL RANGE CONTAINS UNIQUE, ANTI-AGEING ACTIVE INGREDIENT
  • COMPLEX TCR3® HELPS PROLONG THE LONGEVITY OF SKIN CELLS
  • LATEST PREMIUM RANGE TO JOIN AWARD-WINNING LINE-UP OF ALDI LACURA PRODUCTS
  • LIMITED SPECIALBUY RANGE – AVAILABLE IN STORE AND ONLINE FROM 9th FEBRUARY 2017
 
Discount supermarket Aldi is kick-starting 2017 with the launch of Lacura VITACELL – a unique, anti-ageing skincare range – set to rival the most premium skincare products on the market.

The Lacura VITACELL products have been developed using the anti-ageing active ingredient, Complex TCR3®, which helps prolong the longevity of skin cells. The cellular activating ingredients within the Lacura VITACELL 24HR Cream De Luxe, Eye Cream and Serum Concentrate include; VITASOURCE™ - extracted from the Chinese plant Baicalin – which helps to protect the DNA during cell divisions, promoting young cells.

The dermatologically tested range, available in Mature and Sensitive variations, also contains stem cells from sea plants to help improve the structure and elasticity of the skin from the inside.
The Lacura VITACELL 24HR Cream De Luxe (£6.99), VITACELL Eye Cream (£4.99) and VITACELL Serum Concentrate (£6.99) will be available in-store and feature online at aldi.co.uk for a limited time only.

Demand is set to be high as this exclusive Lacura VITACELL range launches as a Specialbuy on 9th February 2017.

Shoppers are encouraged to get their products early to avoid disappointment, because once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Aldi Lacura has received unprecedented success over the past couple of years, and has most recently scooped winner of the Best Own-Brand Range of the Year at the 2016 Beauty Awards for its Caviar Illumination Collection.
5
Jan

Health-boosting smoothies for January

Have you added health-boosting smoothies to your breakfast menu this January? It can be costly, can’t it?

The good news is Aldi has all the fresh, quality ingredients you need to make an immune-building, energy-providing superfood smoothie for as little as 44p!

Thanks to Aldi’s Nutrient Blender (available from today for just £29.99), homemade smoothies couldn’t be simpler and speedier to make.

Avocado Breakfast Smoothie – 44p per serving
·         Serves: 4 people
·         Prep time: 10 minutes
·         British
 
Ingredients
1 large ripe Avocado
1 Kiwi Fruit
1 small Banana
20g fresh Spinach Leaves
300ml Acti Leaf Unsweetened Soya Milk
2 tsp Grandessa Squeezy Honey
1 Lime
 
Method
Juice the lime and put into a bowl.
Cut the avocado in half – remove the stone and scoop out the flesh.
Add the avocado flesh to the lime juice and toss to coat.
Peel and chop the banana and kiwi.
Put all the above into a liquidiser along with the honey, soya milk and spinach leaves.
Blend until smooth, then serve.

Matcha Coconut Smoothie – 56p per serving
·         Prep time: 5 mins
·         Serves 4
 
Ingredients
300ml Vita Coco Coconut Water
200ml Asia Reduced Fat coconut Milk
2 tsp (2 sachets) Matcha Green Tea Powder
2 bananas
100g Baby spinach
Method
Blitz all the ingredients in a blender or smoothie maker until smooth and serve in a chilled glass. For a fresh, spicy kick, add a little grated ginger.
 
Mango, Pineapple and Kale Smoothie  - 92p per serving
·         Serves: 1 person
·         Prep time: 5 minutes
·         British
·         Vegetarian
 
Ingredients
200g Mango Chunks
200g Pineapple Chunks
30g Curly Kale
200ml Rio D’Oro Apple juice
 
Method
Chop the kale finely.
Put all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse till well blended and serve.
 
Spinach, Avocado, Coconut Oil & Raspberry Smoothie - £2.19 per serving
·         Serves: 2 people
·         Prep time: 5 minutes
·         British
·         Dairy Free
·         Gluten Free
·         Vegetarian
 
Ingredients
100g Kale leaves, trimmed of any tough stalks
2 tbsp coconut oil, softened
200g fresh or frozen raspberries
1 ripe avocado, peeled and stoned
400ml unsweetened soy milk (or cow’s milk)
Juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp honey
12 ice cubes
 
Method
Place all the ingredients into a smoothie maker or liquidiser and blend until smooth.
Divide between 2 tumblers and serve at once.
 
 
Aldi Nutrient Blender - £29.99
This is a Specialbuy on sale from 5th January, whilst stocks last.
5
Jan

Aldi unveils new pay rates for store employees

  • New national minimum rate of £8.53 per hour from February 2017
  • Aldi employees will earn more than the Living Wage Foundation’s recommended national rates
  • Aldi is recruiting 4,000 new store employees and will open its 700th store next month   

Aldi has announced new market-leading rates of pay for its employees in a move that reaffirms its position as the highest-paying supermarket employer in the UK. 
 
Employees at the UK’s fastest-growing supermarket will earn a minimum of £8.53 per hour nationally, and £9.75 per hour in London, from 1st February 2017.
 
Aldi UK’s new rate of pay is the highest in the supermarket sector and also exceeds the Living Wage Foundation’s new voluntary national rate of £8.45 per hour announced in November.  Apprentices will continue to earn market-leading rates of pay.
 
The value of Aldi’s pay increase is further enhanced because it is one of the few supermarkets to still pay employees for breaks.  A total of 3,356 employees in the UK will benefit from the pay increases.
 
Matthew Barnes, Chief Executive Officer for Aldi UK, said: “We recognise the valuable contribution that our thousands of store employees make every day. Their dedication and commitment is a key reason why Aldi is the UK’s fastest-growing supermarket. 
 
“We employ the best people in retail and invest in their training to enable them to carry out a range of different roles in store. This approach means that we can continue to provide customers with the lowest grocery prices in the UK.”
 
The company, which is currently recruiting 4,000 permanent roles across the UK, will open its 700th store next month and remains on course to achieve its target of 1,000 stores by 2022. 
 
Matthew Barnes added: “We remain committed to being the best supermarket employer in Britain. This means that we will continue to provide employees with rates of pay and benefits that are the highest in the supermarket sector.”  
 
Full details of the different roles and pay offered by Aldi are available at https://www.aldirecruitment.co.uk and https://www.aldirecruitment.ie/.
4
Jan

Coffee's not just for Christmas

Research from The Grocer* shows that nearly one-third (30%) of Brits now own a coffee machine and even more coffee lovers will have received one for Christmas.
 
But, what happens after Christmas, once the festive novelty has worn off and you have to fund the coffee pods yourself?  
 
Fear not, discount supermarket Aldi has launched its own-brand coffee pods, so whether you’re into Espresso, Lungo or Ristretto, Aldi’s Alcafe Coffee Pods are all priced at just £1.79 for 10 servings and produce a high quality coffee to kick-start your day.
 
Available in store and online (aldi.co.uk) Aldi’s Alcafe pods are compatible with Nespresso© machines and Aldi’s own brand Ambiano Coffee Capsule Machine, currently available online at aldi.co.uk for just £49.99.
 
What’s more, Aldi’s Alcafe pods are 42% cheaper than the market leader, Nespresso pods**, and 28% cheaper than Sainsbury’s and Waitrose own-brand pods, a saving that is worth waking up for!
 
Notes to editors:
 
*http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/reports/digital-features/hot-beverages-report-2016/nearly-a-third-of-brits-own-a-coffee-pod-machine/542542.article 
 
**
Product Aldi Nespresso

Waitrose

Sainsbury’s

Espresso

Alcafe Espresso Coffee Pods
 
 
£1.79
10 servings per pack
£0.18 per pod

Espresso
 
 
 
£2.90
10 servings per pack
£0.29 per pod

Waitrose Espresso Coffee Pods House Blend 
 
£2.49
10 servings per pack
£0.24 per pod

N/A

Lungo

Alcafe Lungo Coffee Pods
 
 
 
£1.79
 
10 servings per pack
£0.18 per pod

Lungo
 
 
 
 
£3.10
 
10 servings per pack
£0.31 per pod

N/A

Sainsbury's Lungo Nespresso Compatible Coffee Pods, Taste the Difference

 

£2.50

 

10 servings per pack

£0.25 per pod

Ristretto

Alcafe Ristretto Coffee Pods
 
 
 
 
£1.79
10 servings per pack
£0.18 per pod

Ristretto
 
 
 
 
 
£2.90
10 servings per pack
£0.29 per pod

Waitrose Espresso Coffee Pods Ristretto

 

 

 

£2.49

10 servings per pack
£0.24 per pod

Sainsbury's Intenso Nespresso Compatible Coffee Pods, Taste the Difference

 

 

£2.50

10 servings per pack

£0.25 per pod

 
Prices correct on supermarket own website as of 21.12.16
Other products are available at competitor retailers, all products comparisons chosen by Aldi.
 
Alcafe Espresso Coffee Pods – £1.79, 50g, 10 servings per pack 
Nespresso© Compatible
This is a core product available in selected Aldi stores nationwide and online at aldi.co.uk
 
Alcafe Lungo Coffee Pods – £1.79, 50g, 10 servings per pack 
Nespresso© Compatible
This is a core product available in selected Aldi stores nationwide and online at aldi.co.uk
 
Alcafe Ristretto Coffee Pods – £1.79, 50g, 10 servings per pack 
Nespresso© Compatible
This is a core product available in selected Aldi stores nationwide and online at aldi.co.uk
 
Alcafe Ristretto Coffee Pods – £1.79, 50g, 10 servings per pack 
Nespresso© Compatible
This is a core product available in selected Aldi stores nationwide and online at aldi.co.uk
 
Ambiano Coffee Capsule Machine – £49.99 
This product available online at aldi.co.uk
 
3
Jan

Make January a 'super-food' month with Aldi

Embarking on a health kick needn’t break the bank and by shopping at Aldi customers can make incredible savings across a wide range of fresh and nutritious produce, throughout the year.  Aldi’s iconic Super 6 offers shoppers a saving of up to 65% on selected lines* and there are further savings to be made on a selection of super-food favourites including A-list celeb favourite, Coconut Oil.

Discount supermarket Aldi makes it even easier to enjoy a colourful veggie drawer all year round and from Monday 2nd January, as part of Aldi’s Super 6, customers can enjoy Mango (each), Unwashed Spinach (450g), Pineapple (each) and Royal Gala Apples (min 5) for just 59p, and Curly Kale (200g) and Kiwi (6 pack) for 49p.

To help give your pantry a superfood punch, Aldi is introducing Lift Matcha Green Tea Powder (£4.99, 15 sachets). The traditional Japanese tea is brimming with antioxidants and has risen to “it” food status for its natural properties.  It is the perfect substitute for a morning brew, and at £7.01 cheaper** than Teapig’s Matcha Single Serve Sachets (£12.00, 14x1g) you’ll be sticking to your spend less, save more resolution, too!

Making simple switches to cooking habits can also help to boost healthy eating in 2017 and fulfil so many ‘New Year, New You’ resolutions for Brits up and down the country, so why not try using Aldi’s Coco Loco Coconut Oil (£2.49, 300ml) in place of regular oil?  And with Aldi, shoppers can save 77p per 100g compared to Waitrose**, a saving worth jumping up and down about!  

But, don’t just turn to the humble coconut for oil, Aldi’s Coco Loco Coconut Water (£1.79, 1L, 66620) is not just the perfect base for a smoothie, it also has excellent hydrating qualities and is packed with essential minerals and nutrients which will keep you feeling great throughout 2017.

Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said: “We offer our customers high quality and amazing value products every day of the year and January is no exception. To kick-start 2017, we will be inspiring customers with a wide range of fresh, nutrient boosting Super 6 deals and incredible savings across our entire range, including products like Matcha Tea and Coconut Oil that many other retailers charge a premium for. We look forward to helping our customers revolutionise their resolutions in 2017!”

*Super 6 Price Comparison
  Aldi (Super 6, 2nd January - from 49p) Asda Tesco Waitrose  
Kale Curly Kale - 49p, 200g Grower's Selection Unwashed Sliced Curly Kale - 75p, 200g Tesco Curly Kale - £1.00, 206g Essential Kale - £1.00, 250g  
 
 
Per 100g 24.5p 37.5p 48.5p 40p  
Spinach Unwashed Spinach - 59p, 450g Grower's Selection Unwashed Spinach - £1.25, 350g Redmere Farms Spinach - £1.00, 200g Essential Waitrose whole leaf spinach - £1.50, 260g  
 
Per 100g 13.1p 36p 50p 57.6p  
Mango Mango - 59p each Grower's Selection Large Mango - £1.00, each Perfectly Ripe Mango - £1.00 each 1 Keitt Large mango - £1.15 each  
Per individual 59p £1.00 £1.00 £1.15  
Pineapple Pineapple - 59p each Pineapple - £1.00 each Pineapple - £1.00 each essential Waitrose large supersweet pineapple - £1.70 each  
Per individual 59p £1.00 £1.00 £1.70  
Kiwi Kiwi - 49p, 6 pack Grower's Selection Ripen at Home Kiwi Fruit - 75p, 6 pack Suntrail Farms Kiwi X6 - 69p, 6 pack essential Waitrose kiwi fruit - 80p, 6pack  
Per individual 8.2p 12.5p 11.5p 13p  
Royal Gala Apple Royal Gala Apples - 59p, min 5 pack Grower's Selection Loose Gala Apple  24p, per apple Gala Apple - £1.50, min 5 essential Waitrose Gala apples - £1.50, min 7  
Per individual 11.8p 24p 30p 21p  
 
 ‘Super-Food’ Comparison
  Aldi Asda Tesco Waitrose Teapigs
Coconut Oil Coconut Oil - £2.49, 300ml Extra Virgin Coconut Oil - £2.35, 283ml Virgin Coconut Oil - £3.00, 300ml Cooks' Ingredients virgin cold pressed coconut oil - £5.00, 300ml N/A
Per 100g 83p 83p £1 £1.66 N/A
Coconut Water Coconut Water - £1.79, 1l Coconut Water - £2.00, 1l N/A N/A N/A
Per 100ml 17p 20p N/A N/A N/A
Matcha Powder Lift Matcha Powder - £4.99 (15 sachets) N/A N/A   Matcha Single Serve Sachets - £12, 14 sachets
Per Sachet 33p       85p
 
Other products are available from competitors, comparison products chosen by Aldi.
Prices and product information taken from competitor website and accurate as of 22.12.2016
 
Lift Matcha Powder – £4.99, 15 sachets
This is a specialbuy product available in store from 8th January 2017
 
Coconut Water – £1.79, 1L
This is a core product available in stores nationwide
 
Coconut Oil – £2.49, 300ml
This is a core product available in stores nationwide
16
Dec

Bountiful Boxing Day

Boxing Day doesn’t have to mean turkey sandwiches; update the traditional cold meat buffet and keep the jolly festive feeling going with Aldi’s seasonal range.

From show-stopping pies to delicately smoked salmon, there is more than enough to satisfy every distant relative and Boxing Day palate.

Bountiful buffet
Tender pork, succulent chicken and exquisite pate are all encased inside deliciously textured pastry and topped with golden hued fruit to create Aldi’s Specially Selected Exquisite Jewelled Layered Pie  (£14.99, 1.75kg, 73272).  This Olive Christmas Supermarket Award winning centrepiece will bring just enough sparkle to your Boxing Day feast.

Create a classic buffet with a little extra something by bringing Specially Selected Exquisite British Charcuterie (£2.79, 60-70g, 71697) and Specially Selected Exquisite Italian Culatello Di Parma (£2.49, 90g, 72434) to the table, complemented with Aldi’s Rouzaire Brie with Truffle (great price in store, 310g, 73763) served temptingly on Specially Selected Exquisite Crackers (£1.99, 150g, 72091); to make your Boxing Day buffet one no guest will resist.

And for a buffet with a touch of the continent the Specially Selected 1901 Jamón Ibérico Whole Leg (£69.99, 6.5kg, 71566) is the perfect addition to the table.  Hand-rubbed with salt and matured for 2 years to develop an incredible depth of flavour, it provides an abundant amount of meat that is sure to see you through for days. 

For something a little more delicate the Specially Selected 1901 Jamón Ibérico Cebo (£24.99, 950g, 71567) offers the same outstanding quality Spanish air dried ham from black Iberian pigs, at a sixth of the size.  Add Specially Selected Jarred Olives (£3.99, 480g, 71866) and you and your guests are ready to flamenco the night away.

Classic and smoked
Nothing tastes quite as decadent as beautifully smoked Scottish salmon.  This year why not include Specially Selected Exquisite Rope Hung Salmon (£19.99, 650g 73072) to entice the family from the festive fog?  Presented in a wooden box complete with knife and board, this luxurious fillet of salmon is hand filleted then hung over an oak wood fire for a delicate smoky flavour, it is a classic festive treat. 

The Specially Selected Exquisite Smoked Salmon (£3.99 each, 100g, 73073)  in either Mojito or Gin & Tonic flavour packs more of a party punch without losing the delicate texture and taste smoked salmon is revered for.

Party pickings
Finger food is perfect for entertaining the masses.  Aldi’s Specially Selected British Cheeseburger Sliders (£2.99, 380g, 73399) with a choice of Monterey Jack Cheeseburger Sliders with Tomato Relish or West Country Cheeseburger Sliders with Tomato Relish will be sliding off plates in no time.  Add some Specially Selected Mini Quiches (£1.99, 216g, 66544), Specially Selected British Pork Belly Squares (£2.99, 300g, 73401) and Specially Selected Mini British Pies (£2.49, 360g, 66415) to please the Boxing Day crowds.
 
Keep the sweet toothed happy with a 60 Piece Dessert Platter – £3.99, 792g (66537).  From heavenly mini ring doughnuts with chocolate topping and sugar sprinkles, salted caramel filled choux pastry puffs and puff pastry slices bursting with vanilla flavoured custard and strawberry spread, your Boxing Day will be sugar coated and devoured. If you’re looking for a showstopper then look no further than Aldi’s Specially Selected Croquembouche - £4.99, a spectacular tower of cream and chocolate filled choux profiteroles, piled high on a gold stand with lashings of chocolate and caramel sauce, sprinkled with festive gold stars.
15
Dec

Farewell, Kevin the Carrot! The greatest Christmas mascot of them all

The time has come to say a fond farewell to Kevin, the luckiest and bravest of carrots, as Aldi’s final instalment of their Christmas advert premiers during This Morning on ITV at 11.25am.

Kevin’s adventure started as he embarked upon a journey across a table lavishly laden with a delicious Christmas dinner - dodging tumbling potatoes, navigating an icy champagne bucket, and narrowly avoiding a flaming Christmas pud - our hero finally reached the fireplace and closed his eyes for a quick 40 winks. The magic of Christmas saved the day and Kevin found himself soaring through the skies on the antlers of a reindeer pulling Father Christmas’s sleigh.

Once again narrated by actor and Golden Globe winner, Jim Broadbent, and accompanied by the iconic John Williams’ Home Alone soundtrack, Kevin’s escapades now draw to a close.
With a flick of a reindeer’s head, Kevin finds himself tumbling back down to earth landing with a thud and a bounce in the fireplace of a family already tucking into their exquisite turkey and a Specially Selected feast.

Sad to have missed the presents and the turkey, little Kevin once again gets himself into a fiery situation, but before he knows it he spots the family’s dog and runs for his life once again! 

As he steps out into the snowy garden and just when he thinks he’s safe…yet more drama awaits, and he is catapulted through the air by his furry pursuer.

As he lands head first into the nose-less face of a snowman, Kevin realises the true meaning of Christmas – bringing joy and happiness to others.

Sure to melt the iciest of hearts and raise a chuckle from every Scrooge across the land, Kevin’s final outing might not be his last – send your farewells to Aldi UK’s Facebook page and keep an eye out for an exciting competition… Winners might just find something sprouting up on their doorstep!

https://youtu.be/U2EcyoSfkvA
14
Dec

Feast on the best turkeys this Christmas with Aldi

Christmas is upon us so reinforce the table, elasticate your waistband and get yourself to Aldi.

Recently voted the top supermarket to buy your turkey this year by Which? readers*, Aldi’s turkey was given five stars for value for money .

Aldi’s festive range has plenty of options for families to enjoy this season and with prices starting at just £3.89 a kilo, there are plenty of options for every feast and budget. 
 
Premium
For a show stopping centrepiece and at the top end of the festive range, the Specially Selected Exquisite Hand Finished, Free Range, Rumburgh Farm Bronze Turkey (£8.99 per kg/£44.95 per 5kg) and Specially Selected Fresh British Pure Bred Roly Poly Bronze Turkey (£6.99 per kg/£34.95 per 5kg)  will look the part and have guests asking for more. 
 
Aldi’s Specially Selected Fresh British Free Range Bronze Turkey (£5.69 per kg/£28.45 per 5.0kg) is a fantastic choice if it’s your turn to feed the five thousand this year without breaking the bank.
Mid-range
Smaller families need not look further than the Small Fresh Whole Turkey (£3.89 per kg / £17.46 per 4.49kg).  With the huge savings customers can treat themselves to a few more Specially Selected Exquisite Mince Pies (£2.99 pack of 6)
 
Crown
Christmas turkey is the crowning glory of most festive meals, but if a full bird is too much (or you can’t face the leftovers) a turkey crown is the perfect choice.  Aldi has plenty on offer starting at just £6.40 a kg (Small British Turkey Crown, 0.9-1.99kg / Medium British Turkey Crown, 2-2.99kg / Large British Turkey Crown, 3-4kg), and for a real jewel there is the Specially Selected Fresh British Free Range Bronze Turkey Crown (£11.99 per kg, 2-3kg). 
 
100% of Aldi’s core fresh meat offering comes from Red Tractor assured suppliers; meaning customers can be reassured their fresh turkey choices have been farmed, prepared and regularly checked by independent experts to ensure their quality.
 
Alternative
Finally, if your gathering has a whole host of eclectic tastes, Aldi’s frozen Specially Selected Christmas Five Bird Roast (£5.69 per kg/£8.99 for 1.58kg) is the perfect choice to meet them all.  With turkey, duck, chicken, goose and pheasant wrapped in bacon, who says you can’t please everyone? 
 
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said: “Which? is extremely well respected for helping its readers make the best purchasing decisions. Aldi being heralded as the top supermarket to buy turkey from this Christmas is real testament to our commitment to saving shoppers money, without compromising on quality – even during the festive period.”

*Which? ranked Aldi as the top supermarket to buy turkeys from.  Survey of 2,293 shoppers 
12
Dec

Aldi's insider's guide to Christmas

Pick up your Christmas showstoppers at astonishingly low prices at Aldi
 
As the pinnacle of the festive seasons draws ever closer, Aldi has created an insider’s guide to stocking up on your festive essentials and treats.
 
Cheese & Wine
Monday 12th December
 
For those cold wintery nights in front of the fire where you may be craving a glass (or two) of your favourite red or white wine and cheese and crackers, Aldi has a wide selection of cheeses from all over Europe to temp you. From French cheeses such as Epoisses, Pont L’ Eveque, Bleu DAffinois,  Ossau Iraty and Chaource to Specially Selected Regional Blue Cheese sourced from Cornwall, Yorkshire, and Buxton at just £2.29 each, they say variety is the spice of life and at Aldi you can find an extensive selection at everyday low prices.  For extravagant cheeses to treat yourself or your guests choose Aldi’s Specially Selected Large Baking Camembert with Fig, Pecan and Honey (£4.49) or the Rouzaire Brie with Truffle, a must have for any luxury cheeseboard.
 
Party Food
Monday 12th December
 
Following the ever growing popularity of canapés, as one of the biggest food trends for special occasions, if you’re feeling peckish after your Christmas dinner or looking for some nibbles for New Year’s, why not show off with some charming canapés or fanciful finger food. Aldi offers a well-rounded collection of buffet style food suitable for family get togethers and embraces the ‘something for everyone’ statement with Specially Selected Smoked Salmon Blinis, British Pork Belly Squares, British Ultimate Cheeseburger Sliders, New York Pastrami & Pork Sliders, Mini British Pies and Slow Cooked British Lamb Kebab in Pitta available for just £2.99 each. Aldi also has the perfect pie to wow your guests with the Specially Selected Exquisite Jewelled Pie at (£14.99).
 
To finish up with some fizz and finesse Aldi offers Specially Selected Macaroons (£2.99) or Specially Selected Hand Finished Mini Desserts (£2.99) which are the ultimate finishing touches to a festive feast fit for a king.
 
The festive feast
Monday 19th December
 
On to the main event featuring Aldi’s pedigree Specially Selected Exquisite Hand Finished, Free Range, Rumburgh Farm Bronze Turkey (£8.99 per kg) which will create the perfect centre piece for your Christmas banquet. Aldi’s most premium birds roam free in the grounds of a picturesque farm in Suffolk to give it the most succulent meat and flavour.
 
To accompany this exceptional bird, Aldi has a variety of scrumptious sides to complement your meal including Specially Selected Honey and Mustard Glazed Parsnips and Specially Selected Goose Fat Roast Potatoes for £1.79 each, Specially Selected Red Cabbage and Rainbow Vegetables with Herb Butter (£1.99), Specially Selected British Outdoor Bred Pork Chipolatas Wrapped in Smoked Dry Cured Bacon (£1.99) and Specially Selected Pork, Sage & Onion Stuffing Balls (£2.19).
 
In a survey conducted by Aldi*, almost 1 in 3 (32 per cent) of UK consumers admit they have at least one out of date Christmas food essential lurking at the back of their kitchen cupboards, with 60 per cent saying they would not reuse anything from the previous year. With Aldi’s everyday low prices you can re-stock your cupboard staples like Specially Selected Cranberry Sauce, Bread Sauce and Poultry Gravy all at just £1.49 each.
 
Seafood:
Wednesday 21st December
 
With public approval increasing for the inclusion of seafood as part of festive feasting, Aldi has expanded its offering with some classic fishy show stoppers such as the Specially Selected Fresh Dressed Lobster (£14.99), Large Scallops (£5.99) and Scottish Salmon Terrine Diamonds (£5.99). The discounter also offer some bite size buffet treats like the Specially Selected Seafood Platter (£7.99). The discounter also has some seafood showstoppers including the Specially Selected Exquisite Rope Hung Smoked Scottish Salmon (Great price in-store) and Specially Selected Exquisite Scottish Smoked Salmon (£3.99) available in Mojito and Gin & Tonic.
 
Pick up some outstanding deals and mesmerising treats on Monday 12th, 19th and Wednesday 21st December just in time for Christmas day.
 
All product information for the above mentioned products plus many more can be found in the brochure attached.
 
Notes to Editor:
*All stats from: Censuswide: 2,004 general consumers. 14.10.16 - 17.10.16
 
9
Dec

Aldi Launches Premium Anti-Ageing Skincare Range

Discount supermarket Aldi is kick-starting 2017 with the launch of Lacura Lacura VITACELL – a unique, anti-ageing skincare range – set to rival the most premium skincare products on the market.

The Lacura VITACELL products have been developed using the anti-ageing active ingredient, Complex TCR3®, which helps prolong the longevity of skin cells. The cellular activating ingredients within the Lacura VITACELL 24HR Cream De Luxe, Eye Cream and Serum Concentrate include; VITASOURCE™ - extracted from the Chinese plant Baicalin – which helps to protect the DNA during cell divisions, promoting young cells.

The dermatologically tested range also contains stem cells from sea plants to help improve the structure and elasticity of the skin from the inside.
The Lacura VITACELL 24HR Cream De Luxe (£6.99), VITACELL Eye Cream (£4.99) and VITACELL Serum Concentrate (£6.99) will be available in-store and feature online at aldi.co.uk for a limited time only.

Demand is set to be high as this exclusive Lacura VITACELL range launches as a Specialbuy on 2nd February 2017.

Shoppers are encouraged to get their products early to avoid disappointment, because once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Aldi Lacura has received unprecedented success over the past couple of years, and has most recently scooped winner of the Best Own-Brand Range of the Year at the 2016 Beauty Awards for its Caviar Illumination Collection.
8
Dec

Become the Hostess with the ‘Boast’ess’

Proving you’re the host with the most is getting tougher as the Christmas entertaining stakes increase every year…and 2016 is no different.

Keeping up with the Jones’ can feel like a full time job, with British hosts feeling under pressure to unveil the best dressed tree, most extravagant Christmas lights, the trendiest yet most Christmassy jumper at the work Christmas party and the very best party table filled with exceptional quality food and drinks.

According to a survey by Aldi*, nearly 50 per cent of consumers said that the amount of social media boasts across Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram have increased pressure for them to wow their own guests with surprising and photogenic flourishes. Photos of flawless looking food from friends and family add fuel to the need to out-do and in fact, 90 per cent of those feeling the pressure will spend more time on creating striking tables full of exquisite food and drink this year.

Aldi is helping the nation with a range of high quality showstoppers that will boost discerning ‘host boasters’ without breaking the bank, particularly as of those surveyed, 60 per cent stated they would not reuse anything from Christmas last year.  

The discount supermarket is offering a range of exceptional Christmas products for amazingly low prices to help consumers rise to the challenge.  Whether it’s Specially Selected Exquisite Hand Finished, Free Range, Rumburgh Farm Bronze Turkey or the award winning Specially Selected Exquisite Prosecco Panettone - there is a range of products to make even the most hard-to-impress foodies swoon.

Products also include:
Ø  Specially Selected Fresh British Whole Goose – great price instore from 19th December. 1 in 10 people surveyed said they would be serving goose as an alternative to turkey this year.
Ø  Aldi’s Specially Selected Vegetarian Roast and Specially Selected Mushroom, Brie and Cranberry Wellington£2.99, 400g will be available in Aldi stores nationwide from 22nd November.  With new research suggesting that 20 per cent of 18 to 30 year olds are meat-free and with each generation more veggie than the last[1], it’s likely to be a very popular choice this year.
Ø  Specially Selected Exquisite Jewelled Layered Pie - £14.99,1.75kg. Aldi’s Specially Selected Exquisite Jewelled Layered Pie, is made with the finest cuts of outdoor bred British pork, chicken breast and pate. It is hand topped with juicy glazed cherries, dates, figs and apricots before being finished with a decorative golden sparkle. 
Ø  Specially Selected Rouzaire Brie with Truffle – £4.99, 310g - available in stores from 12th  December
Ø  Specially Selected Exquisite British Charcuterie – £2.79, 60/70g - available in stores from 10th December
Ø  Specially Selected Exquisite Vintage Pudding - £9.99, 907g - available in stores from 13th November.  There are no signs of the UK’s love for Christmas pudding going stale - according to research by Aldi, 80 per cent of the nation will be buying a Christmas pudding this year…
Ø  …However, for the 20% of people who said they won’t be buying a Christmas pudding, Aldi’s Specially Selected Exquisite Yule Log Cake – £9.99, 1.42kg will be available in stores from 8th December
 
Drinks**
Ø  Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut - great price, in-store now. A bestseller and highly acclaimed award-winner from the small, consistently excellent Champagne house Philizot & Fils
Ø  As gin enjoys a renaissance in the UK - sales broke the £1bn mark for the first time in 2015, up 25% since 2012[2] - Aldi anticipates high demand for the spirit and has responded with a collection of four premium gins to sit alongside its core range. ‘Old Tom’ style Gin Lane 1751 (£19.99), and Topaz Blue Premium Gin (£13.99), comparable to Bombay Sapphire which comes in at nearly double the price***. Shoppers can also bag a 29 per cent saving*** on consumer favourite Gin Mare  (£27.99) when shopping at Aldi over Waitrose
Ø  Aldi’s Ducastaing 1975 Armagnac (£24.99), a carefully distilled Armagnac with a distinctive note of white flowers, dried plums and cooked orange. The bottle is comparable to a 1975 Delford Freres Bas Armagnac which is priced at £89.97, presenting Aldi shoppers with a 72% saving**. Further gems include Chevalier 1989 Grande Champagne Cognac, a steal at just £29.99, Glen Marnoch 28 Year Old Single Malt Whisky - £39.99 and a Saint Germont Premium French Vodka at £15.99
 
**Available in stores nationwide and online at aldi.co.uk
***Retail comparisons below:
PRODUCT ALDI PRICE MARKET PRICE OF COMPARABLE DRINKS SAVINGS
Glen Marnoch 28 Year Old Single Malt Whisky (70cl)
 
£39.99 Invergordon 28 Year Old Whisky
£85.08 MasterOfMalt.com
£45.09
(53% saving)
Maynard’s 40 Year Old Tawny Port (70cl) £29.99 Andresen 40-Year-Old Tawny Port Anniversary Edition NV
£60 Laithwaites
£30
(50% saving)
Gin Mare Premium Gin (70cl) £27.99 Gin Mare
£39.50 Waitrose
£11.51
(29% saving)
Topaz Blue Premium Gin (70cl) £13.99 Bombay Sapphire Gin
£20.45 TheWhiskyExchange.com
£6.46
(31% saving)
Chevalier 1989 Grande Champagne Cognac (70cl) £29.99 Ragnaud-Sabourin 1990 Grande Champagne
£119.91 MasterOfMalt.com
£89.92
(74% saving)
Ducastaing 1975 Armagnac (50cl) £24.99 1975 Delford Freres Bas Armagnac
£89.97 VintageWineGifts.co.uk
£64.98
(72% saving)
Andre Vannier Chablis Grand Cru 2012 (75cl) £19.99 Domaine Vrignaud Chablis Grand Cru Blanchot
£37.62 GerrardSeel.co.uk
£17.63
(46% saving)
 
 
 
ENDS
 
*All stats from: Censuswide: 2,004 general consumers. 14.10.16 - 17.10.16
[1] Vegetarian Week, May 2016
[2] Mintel, December 2015
7
Dec

Sweet success for Aldi at International Drinks Awards

  • Christmas collection of sweet wines and ports were star performers, receiving two gold and eight silver medals
  • Aldi has won 225 awards for its drinks range in 2016 alone 

(Wednesday 7th December 2016, UK) Discount supermarket Aldi continues to impress industry experts with its drinks range, having scooped a total of 43 accolades at the prestigious International Wine Challenge.
 
Aldi was awarded 28 medals and was commended for 15 products. Aldi’s collection of sweet wines and ports, introduced for the Christmas period, were star performers - collecting seven medals in total, including golds for the Berton Vineyards Botrytis Semillon (£5.99) and Maynard's Late Bottled Vintage Port 2012 (£8.95).
 
2016 has seen Aldi introduce its largest ever collection of port, as shopper’s look for something special to celebrate the festive period. Created exclusively for Aldi by Barão de Vilar, a top quality port producer based alongside the River Douro in Portugal, the retailer’s Maynard’s port range boasts four different bottles, including an exclusive 40 year old vintage for just £29.99.
 
The International Wine Challenge is one of the world’s most respected drinks competitions, pitting the very best wines from around the globe against each other in a series of rigorous blind taste tests.
                                                                                                          
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said: “The International Wine Challenge is one of the most highly respected awarding bodies in the industry and receiving 43 accolades is a testament to the work of our talented buyers and dedicated suppliers, who work tirelessly to deliver exceptional products at a great price.
 
“It’s great to see our sweet and fortified wines performing so well - the products have been exceptionally popular over the years with our customers during the festive period, and we are pleased to be offering our biggest port range to date this year.”
 
Aldi has had another impressive year with this latest set of results taking it’s medal count to 225 for its beers, wines and spirits range. This is the second gold medal this year for its Berton Vineyards Botrytis Semillon which triumphed at the International Wine and Spirits Challenge (IWSC) in October. The retailer was also awarded ‘Innovator of the Year’ at the IWSC awards earlier this month, as well as ‘Drink Retailer of the Year’ at the Quality Drinks Awards.
 
The full list of IWC Tranche 1 award-winning Aldi wines is as follows:
 
Gold
Berton Vineyards Botrytis Semillon
Maynard's Late Bottled Vintage Port 2012
 
Silver
St Stephan's Crown Tokaji Aszu 5*
Andre Vannier Chablis
The Exquisite Collection Limoux Chardonnay
De Bortoli Australian Show Liqueur Muscat 8 Year Old
Maynard's Late Bottled Vintage Port 1992
Iron Horse Barossa Shiraz
Philipe Michel Cremant Du Jura
The Exquisite Collection Rioja Reserva
 
Bronze
Original Series No.1 Stellenbosch Cabernet Merlot
Andre Vannier Chablis Premier Cru
The Exquisite Collection Clare Valley Riesling
The Exquisite Collection Fleurie
Lot 18 Baden Pinot Blanc
Jean Bouchard Beaune
Maynard’s 10 Year Old Tawny Port
Maynard’s 40 Year Old Tawny Port
Lot Series Douro Grande Reserva
Wrattonbully Shiraz
The Exquisite Collection Plan De Dieu
Valdobbiadene Prosecco Spumante Superiore Extra Dry
Moskato Rosé
Henri de Lorgere Pouilly Fumé
Sancerre Les Perrières
The Exquisite Collection Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
The Exquisite Collection Clairette
Meadowhawk Vineyards Ancient Vines Zinfandel
 
Commended
Estevez Cabernet-Carmenere
The Exquisite Collection Hawke's Bay 'Merlot Malbec Cabernet'
Jean Bouchard Montagny Premier Cru
Lot 21 Argentinian Chardonnay
The Exquisite Collection Valpolicalla Ripasso Superiore
La Sogara Amarone
The Exquisite Collection Malbec
Estevez Reserva Pinot Noir
Lot 19 Series Old Vines Pinotage
The Exquisite Collection South Australia Shiraz
Caversham Cream Sherry
Moskato White
The Exquisite Collection Leyda Chilean Sauvignon Reserva
The Exquisite Collection Marsanne
The Exquisite Collection Muscadet Sevre et Maine
1
Dec

Aldi celebrates Team GB Rio success

Discount Supermarket launches celebratory fizz at official Team GB Ball
 
As the official Supermarket Sponsor of Team GB, Aldi will be providing the wine and Champagne at this year’s Team GB Ball, a black-tie celebration of Britain’s success at the Rio Olympics.
 
At the ball, which will be held on Wednesday 30 November, Aldi will launch a limited edition version of its multi-award winning Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut, emblazoned with the Union Jack, to toast the athletes’ achievements. The commemorative fizz isn’t exclusive to the Rio Olympians; Aldi shoppers will also be able to celebrate in style as the bottle goes on sale in store as a Specialbuy the very next day, Thursday 1st December.
 
At the star studded celebration of Team GB’s success, Olympic heroes will enjoy Aldi’s Lot 18 Baden Pinot Blanc and The Exquisite Collection Hawke’s Bay Merlot along with Aldi’s specially created ‘Team GB’ champagne, as awards such as the ‘Olympian’s Olympian’ are handed out.
 
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director for Corporate Buying at Aldi, comments: “It has been an incredible year for the sporting world and at Aldi we were very proud sponsors of Team GB at Rio 2016.
 
“It’s an honour to serve our award-winning champagne and wines to the ball’s attendees as they raise a glass to our Olympian’s triumph at this summer’s Games.”
 
Held at Battersea Evolution, London, the prestigious black tie event will be hosted by Tom Daley and Claudia Winkleman. Attended by Rio 2016 athletes, former medallists as well as high profile guests, the evening will be a truly memorable celebration.
 
Following the support at this year’s Olympic Games, Aldi has extended its commitment to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
 
The celebratory Team GB bottle will be available in stores nationwide from Thursday 1st December priced at £9.99, available while stocks last.   
1
Dec

Aldi's Lacura Caviar Illumination range is winner at 2016 beauty awards

SELL OUT SKINCARE RANGE WINS BEST OWN-BRAND RANGE OF THE YEAR AS VOTED FOR BY READERS
 
It’s the £6.99 Caviar Day and Night Cream everyone has been talking about since the range hit shelves in October and now Aldi’s Lacura Caviar Illumination Range has scooped winner of the Best Own-Brand Range of the Year at the 2016 Beauty Awards.
 
Over a quarter of a million reader votes were cast across 36 product categories to determine this year’s 2016 Beauty Awards winners with Aldi picking up one of the most prestigious accolades.
 
In scientific studies Aldi’s Lacura Caviar Illumination Day Cream showed that skin hydration increased just four hours after use by up to 58 per cent, resulting in improved elasticity and smoother, silkier skin.

Following an unprecedented sell-out success at launch, Aldi’s Lacura Caviar Illumination Day and Night Creams continue to be the savvy beauty buys on everyone’s shopping list thanks to their luxurious, premium ingredients on sale at a competitively low price compared to other Caviar ranges available.  The launch of the range prompted queues outside Aldi stores across the UK with thousands of shoppers eager to get their hands on these revolutionary new skincare products with sales of over 60,000 units recorded in one day.
 
Commenting on the win, Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said “There was an extraordinary demand for the Lacura Caviar Illumination Collection with most stores selling out on the first day it went on sale. Being awarded the Best Own-Brand Range of the Year at the Beauty Awards is testament to our commitment to providing premium quality skincare at low prices , and proves you can achieve beauty on a budget”

Hot off the heels of the win and Returning as a Specialbuy just in time for Christmas is the dermatologically tested Lacura Caviar Illumination Gift Set (£12.99), containing the Lacura Caviar Illumination Day Cream, Lacura Caviar Illumination Night Cream and two ampules of the Lacura Caviar Illumination 7 Day Intensive Treatments.

Also available as part of the range is the Lacura Caviar Illumination Eye Care Roll-On (£4.99). Handy in size, this luxurious eye care product contains liposome concentrate and hyaluronic acid to promote intensive hydration and reduce swelling and dryness around the eyes. The exclusive DNA-gel with caviar extract repairs skin texture and moisturises mature and dry skin.
 
Both The Lacura Caviar Illumination Gift Set and the Lacura Caviar Illumination Eye Care Roll-On will go on sale on 1st December, for a limited time only.

Shoppers are encouraged to get their products early to avoid disappointment because, as with all Aldi Specialbuys, once they’re gone, they’re gone!
24
Nov

Aldi brings Christmas ad star 'Kevin the Carrot' to life to raise funds for Barnardo's

Kevin the Carrot Plush Toy available to buy for just £2.99
 
 
Following the launch of Aldi’s ‘The Amazing Christmas Carrot’ TV advert earlier this month, the discount supermarket is giving shoppers the chance to snap up their very own limited edition ‘Kevin the Carrot’ Plush Toy, available in stores and online from 24th November with 100% of profits going directly to Barnardo’s.
 
Loveable character ‘Kevin the Carrot’ features as the star of Aldi’s 2016 Christmas advert, as it follows him along his journey through a lavish Christmas spread to meet Santa, all the while passing treacherous conditions before him.
 
Following the positive reaction to the TV ad, fans will now be able to pick up their very own plush Kevin toy from Aldi stores for just £2.99, with 100% of profits raised going directly to Aldi’s charity of the year, Barnardo’s, to help the most disadvantaged children across the UK.
 
Kevin the Carrot features as part of a wider Aldi Specialbuys November Toy Event, which includes a range of great gifts for kids, from Wooden Games Sets (£9.99) and Brainbox Games (£5.99) to Candy Catchers (£19.99) and Scramblebugs (£19.99). The full range will be in stores from 24th November and available to order online. Shoppers will have to be quick though because as with all Specialbuys, once they’re gone, they’re gone!
24
Nov

“Ski for all”

Aldi launches first ever Specialbuys Ski Lessons at top UK resort
  • Discount Supermarket to offer Ski lessons, passes and equipment hire for just £74 for adults and £53 for kids at top UK Ski resort as part of its ‘Ski For All’ initiative
  • Adults can save up to 126% on ski essentials compared with market equivalents* available to buy in store and online
  • Customers can kit out the whole family for under £134**
 
Discount supermarket Aldi is staying true to its Everyday Amazing promise, by helping to make skiing accessible to all. Not only can you kit out a family of four in ski wear for less than £134**, Aldi is launching discounted ski lessons for the first time as part of its Specialbuys Ski offering, which includes its biggest ever range of quality ski gear and accessories to date, available from 27th November while stocks last.

Available in store and online, adults can make a saving of 126% on ski essentials including a Ski Top (£4.99), Ski Trousers (£16.99) and Ski Jacket (£19.99), compared with market equivalents* and kids can be kitted out for just £24.97***.  In addition, as part of the discount retailer’s ‘Ski For All’ initiative, which aims to help make skiing more accessible for all, it has teamed with Britain’s most popular winter sports destination, CairnGorm Mountain, to offer discounted ski lessons. With 25% off, adults can get lessons for just £74 whilst kids lessons are 30% off at £53. Lessons will be hosted by top instructors and include ski passes and equipment hire available to purchase via the Cairngorm website.

Tony Baines, Managing Director for Corporate Buying at Aldi comments: “It is no longer a surprise that Aldi offers great quality affordable ski gear – it is something our customers recognise and have grown to expect each year, and so for this launch, we were keen to up the stakes with a larger range than ever before.

“What’s more, in our continuous bid to help make skiing more accessible to all, we are delighted to be offering something a little extra this year too, working with CairnGorm Mountain to offer Specialbuys Ski lessons for families.”

Martin Amos, Snow School Manager at CairnGorm Mountain says: “We fully support Aldi’s ‘Ski for All’ initiative and welcome their investment in our snow school to offer Specialbuys Ski lessons. Their quality ski gear helps families enjoy skiing for less and shows, just as we do, that a ski holiday needn’t cost the earth.”

Aldi’s extended Specialbuys Ski range boasts excellent quality products including thermals, mid-layers, an action camcorder and helmets, as well as a host of other great value apparel and accessories. The offering follows the success of its popular ski range launch in 2015, which saw over 1.2 million items of ski clothing and accessories sold. 

Seasoned skiers can also enjoy huge cost savings this winter with Aldi’s Pro Ski range for adults and children, offering advanced protection even in the toughest of ski conditions. Featuring Ski Pro Jackets (£34.99), Ski Pro Salopettes (£29.99), Seamless Winter Sports Base Layers (£7.99), Children’s Snowboard Jackets (£14.99) and Children’s Snowboard Trousers (£9.99), the Pro range will be available in store and online from 12th January 2017, while stocks last.

*Here’s how Aldi’s Ski range stacks up against high street competitors:
 
ALDI
(ADULTS)
MOUNTAIN WAREHOUSE
(ADULTS)
GO OUTDOORS
(ADULTS)
Men’s/Ladies’ Ski Top
£4.99
Men’s/Ladies’ Ski Trousers
£16.99
Men’s/Ladies’ Ski Jacket
£19.99
Lightweight Zip Neck Top
£34.99
Ski Pants
£29.99
Ski Jacket
£29.99
Midlayer Zip Top
£11.99
Women’s Salopettes
£30.00
Ski Jacket
£30.00
TOTAL
£41.97
TOTAL
£94.97
TOTAL
£71.99
% saved by shopping at Aldi: Save 126% with Aldi Save 76% with Aldi
ALDI
(KIDS)
MOUNTAIN WAREHOUSE
(KIDS)
GO OUTDOORS
(KIDS)
Children’s Roll Neck Top
£2.99
Children’s Ski Salopettes
£8.99
Boy’s/Girls’ Ski Jacket
£12.99
Meribel Kids Cotton Roll Neck Top
£6.49
Softsell Kids Trousers
£19.99
Kids Ski Jacket
£29.99
Children’s Flow Form Top
£10.00
Children’s Salopettes
£30.00
Children’s Ski Jacket
£20.97
TOTAL
£24.97
TOTAL
£59.47
TOTAL
£60.97
% saved by shopping at Aldi: Save 138% with Aldi Save 144% with Aldi
 
 
Aldi’s Specialbuys Ski range is in stores and online from 27th November and is available while stocks last
 
*Adult ski essentials include a Men’s/Ladies’ Ski Top (£4.99), Ski Trousers (£16.99) and Ski Jacket (£19.99)

**Whole family based on ski essentials for two adults and two children, for a total cost of £133.88

***Children’s ski essentials include a Boy’s/Girl’s Ski Jacket (£12.99), Children’s Roll Neck Top (£2.99) and Children’s Ski Salopettes (£8.99) - for a total cost of £24.97
24
Nov

Aldi launches healthier British lamb mince

With many thousands of people slimming down in preparation for the start of the ‘party season’, discount supermarket Aldi, will be delighting super slimmer’s across the country by launching a Reduced Fat, 100% British Lamb Mince.

Aldi’s new 10% fat mince, half the fat of standard mince, will be in stores as a Specialbuy from 24th November, while stocks last.

In a study carried out by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)[1], it was revealed that opinions around lamb have improved throughout the past year, with more consumers thinking it is a flavoursome and versatile ingredient to use in a variety of dishes - and now healthy, too!

With the majority of lamb mince available in supermarkets containing 20% fat, the new Specialbuy will be aimed at customers looking to purchase a lighter meat without compromising on taste or quality. Aldi’s new 10% fat mince is produced from traditional cuts of lamb which are prepared by butchers using only the leanest parts of the muscle. 

Customers will be able to enjoy a 400g pack of British Lamb Mince, a healthy and delicious meat to use when cooking their favourite pastas, pies and burgers, for just £3.29!

Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said: “At Aldi, we are proud to offer customers the finest quality products at everyday low prices. The introduction of the Reduced Fat British Lamb Mince continues this commitment, as well as our dedication to supporting UK farms through the sourcing of British produce.

“Following the improved perceptions of lamb and through launching Aldi’s Reduced Fat Lamb Mince, we aim to offer our customers a healthy and delicious option using high quality, excellent value, British meat.”

Aldi’s November Specialbuy Reduced Fat British Lamb Mince is available in stores across the UK from 24th November while stocks last.
 
Reduced Fat British Lamb Mince – £3.29, 400g
Available nationwide from 24th November 2016, while stocks last
 
[1] Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Consumer Insights “Value Pressure on Red Meat” report (2016). Accessed from http://www.ahdb.org.uk/consumerinsight/valuepressure.aspx
24
Nov

​Aldi named Supermarket of the Year for Second Consecutive Year

Last night, discount supermarket Aldi was named Supermarket of the Year for the second year running by the most prestigious parenting and toddler awards, The Mother & Baby Awards 2017.
 
Judging in the awards involves over 1,300 real parents testing products and sharing their views, ensuring the Mother & Baby Awards truly represent the opinions of mums, toddlers and babies from across the UK.
 
Aldi scooped the prestigious Supermarket of the Year title in a category determined by readers of Mother & Baby Magazine. The win reflects the growing popularity of the supermarket’s Mamia baby and toddler range, which has seen total sales grow by 24.9%* this year.
 
Mamia nappies also scooped Gold for a second consecutive year in the award’s Best Disposable Nappy category, outperforming Pampers, Boots, Asda and Toujours in the process.
 
The quality and value of Aldi’s Mamia Wipes was also recognised in the awards, with its Sensitive Wipes winning Silver in the Best Baby Wipe category. They beat Pampers and Jackson Reece Kinder by Nature, which cost up to twice as much as Mamia.
 
Mamia Easy-Pants Size 6 also shared in the wins, with a Bronze in the Best Potty Training Product category, seeing off competition from Tesco Loves Baby range.
 
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi UK, said: “We take great care in developing high quality products that parents can trust and which offer unbeatable value. Winning these awards mean a great deal to the Aldi team as the award’s real parent testing truly shows our Mamia range meets the needs of parents, toddlers and babies.
 
“We’re continuing to invest in Mamia with new products, such as Mamia Organic Baby Juice and Mamia BabySoft Fabric Conditioner, and are committed to upholding the high benchmark we’ve set ourselves, and which parents rely on to ensure the best for their young children.”
 
For more information about Aldi’s award-winning range, please visit: www.aldi.co.uk.
 
*Kantar Worldpanel data 52 w/e 6th November 
17
Nov

Aldi introduces this year's 'it'-Brit veg

The superfood revolution continues with the introduction of the latest British it-veg, Kalettes, to Aldi stores from Thursday 17th November for 89p, just in time for the festive season.

Kale took the food world by storm becoming an international ‘It-Veg’ overnight going on to dominate plates, Instagram feeds and worldwide fandom.  Hidden in smoothies, layered in stir-fries, or roasted to crisps, Kale has certainly packed a punch.

Kalettes is set to follow suit, a natural hybrid of Kale and Brussels sprouts with small cabbage like flowering sprouts.  Bursting with Vitamins C & B6*, Kalettes provide double the amount of both essential vitamins for the same weight as its parent plant, Brussels sprouts. 

With a sweet and nutty flavour, soft stalks and delicate leaves, Kalettes are just versatile as its famous relative, Kale, lending itself perfectly to a variety of meals.   

Prime Kalettes season is from November to March, so why not try substituting Brussels sprouts for Kalettes at Christmas, upping the nutritious ante in the most important meal of the year. All those vitamins make them the perfect remedy for the colder months, providing you with a great dose of mood and immune boosting goodness.

Tony Baines, Joint Buying Manager at Aldi said:

“At Aldi we pride ourselves on seeking out the best produce for our customers and we are excited to introduce new products like Kalettes to our range.  Kalettes have gained a huge amount of interest and we are sure it will become a favourite among our customers especially given the amazing price.   

“Aldi is a huge supporter of British and local producers, having signed the NFU’s Fruit and Veg Pledge in 2015, and we continue to honor this commitment”

Aldi was the first retailer to sign up to the NFU’s ‘Fruit and Veg Pledge’ highlighting a commitment to long-term and fair supply relationships, price certainty and seasonal British produce.
* http://www.kalettes.com/uk/faq/
17
Nov

Aldi launches its most premium drinks range to date

Discount Supermarket extends luxury offering in time for Christmas

Discount Supermarket Aldi is cutting the cost of premium drinks this Christmas with the launch of a luxury range of fine wines and spirits. The range starts at just £5.99[1] and includes products which are selling for up to 74% per cent less than market equivalents. 
 
The indulgent range includes Aldi’s Ducastaing 1975 Armagnac (£24.99), a carefully distilled Armagnac with a distinctive note of white flowers, dried plums and cooked orange. The bottle is comparable to a 1975 Delford Freres Bas Armagnac which is priced at, £89.97, presenting Aldi shoppers with a 72% saving*. Further gems include Chevalier 1989 Grande Champagne Cognac, a steal at just £29.99, Glen Marnoch 28 Year Old Single Malt Whisky (£39.99) and a Saint Germont Premium French Vodka (£15.99).
 
As gin enjoys a renaissance in the UK, with a boom that shows no sign of slowing down (UK sales broke the 1 billion mark for the first time in 2015, up 25% since 2012), Aldi anticipates high demand for the spirit and has responded with a collection of four premium gins to sit alongside its core range offering.
 
This includes the ‘Old Tom’ style Gin Lane 1751 (£19.99), and Topaz Blue Premium Gin (£13.99), comparable to Bombay Sapphire which comes in at nearly double the price*. Shoppers can also bag a 29% saving* on consumer favourite Gin Mare (£27.99) when shopping at Aldi over Waitrose, where it retails for £39.50.
 
Wine lovers won’t miss out, as Aldi’s shelves feature a collection of exceptional bottles such as the Andre Vannier Chablis Grand Cru 2012 (£19.99), almost half the price of Domaine Vrignaud Chablis Grand Cru Blanchot, which retails at £37.62*. Further wines include the Chateau Saint Pierre Grand Cru Classe 2011 (£19.99) and a vintage Maynard’s 40 Year Old Tawny Port (£29.99). Aldi is renowned for its award-winning champagne and has has bolstered the offering of premium fizz with the award winning Veuve Monsigny Blanc de Blanc Champagne 2007 (£19.99).

Tony Baines Joint Managing Director for Corporate Buying at Aldi, comments: “We know that our customers will be looking for that little something extra during the festive season and it is a testament to the hard work of our UK buying team that we are able to offer our biggest premium range ever this year, without the hefty price tag.
 
“We work hard to maintain close supplier relationships who share our vision and passion to bring the very best products to our customers meaning that we always have quality drinks on our shelves, making Aldi a real destination for shoppers at this time of year.”
 
Aldi has continued to outshine the competition and was named ‘Supermarket of the Year’, ‘Multiple Wine Retailer of the Year’ and ‘Drinks Buying Team of the Year’ at this year’s Drinks Retailing Awards as well as receiving over 140 international product awards for its Beers, Wines and Spirits range in 2016 to date.
 
In January 2016, Aldi began capitalising on its status as one of the UK’s favourite places to buy wine with the launch of a new online shopping service, www.aldi.co.uk, allowing consumers to purchase award-winning, great-value wines at the click of a button. The online store now sells 11,000 bottles a week.
 *Retail comparisons below:
PRODUCT ALDI PRICE MARKET PRICE OF COMPARABLE DRINKS SAVINGS
Glen Marnoch 28 Year Old Single Malt Whisky (70cl)
 
£39.99 Invergordon 28 Year Old Whisky
£85.08 MasterOfMalt.com
£45.09
(53% saving)
Maynard’s 40 Year Old Tawny Port (70cl) £29.99 Andresen 40-Year-Old Tawny Port Anniversary Edition NV
£60 Laithwaites
£30
(50% saving)
Gin Mare Premium Gin (70cl) £27.99 Gin Mare
£39.50 Waitrose
£11.51
(29% saving)
Topaz Blue Premium Gin (70cl) £13.99 Bombay Sapphire Gin
£20.45 TheWhiskyExchange.com
£6.46
(31% saving)
Chevalier 1989 Grande Champagne Cognac (70cl) £29.99 Ragnaud-Sabourin 1990 Grande Champagne
£119.91 MasterOfMalt.com
£89.92
(74% saving)
Ducastaing 1975 Armagnac (50cl) £24.99 1975 Delford Freres Bas Armagnac
£89.97 VintageWineGifts.co.uk
£64.98
(72% saving)
Andre Vannier Chablis Grand Cru 2012 (75cl) £19.99 Domaine Vrignaud Chablis Grand Cru Blanchot
£37.62 GerrardSeel.co.uk
£17.63
(46% saving)
 
[1] High-end dessert wine Berton Vineyards Botrytis Semillon, £5.99
11
Nov

Aldi celebrates record 'Quality Food & Drink' award wins

  • Aldi named Drinks Retailer of the Year
  • The retailer won more awards than any other supermarket

Discount supermarket Aldi has beaten stiff competition at this year’s Quality Food & Drink Awards to scoop a record 58 accolades at last night’s ceremony, including the prestigious Drinks Retailer of the Year Award for the second time in a row.

With 41 winning products, this year’s ceremony saw Aldi win more awards than any other retailer, rounding off a year of amazing success for the discounter, which has won over 300 awards and accolades to date in 2016.

Considered the most esteemed awards in the UK grocery sector, the Quality Food and Drink awards are recognised for their impartial and robust judging process.

Aldi’s Christmas products did incredibly well, securing wins for its Specially Selected Exquisite Jewelled Layered Pie, Specially Selected Exquisite Christmas Cake, and Specially Selected Salted Maple Fudge with Cornish Sea Salt – beating competition from Marks and Spencer, Tesco and Asda.

Aldi’s Glen Marnoch Speyside Single Malt Whisky excelled against Asda, Spar and Co-op in the Whisky and Bourbon category at the awards, while the Red Rye beat Marks and Spencer to be crowned best IPA, Gold Ale and Rest of the World Ale product.

Other wins included Aldi’s Specially Selected 30 Day Aged Sirloin Steak and Specially Selected Spicy Salami Pizza.

The supermarket also picked up 17 Highly Commended and Commended awards across the remaining food and drink categories.

Aldi’s triumphant haul didn’t end there as the retailer also won four awards at the Pizza and Pasta Association Awards last night for Best Frozen Pizza Multiple Retailer, Chilled Pizza Multiple Retailer and wins for its Sourdough Chicken and Chorizo Pizza and Specially Selected Filled Pasta, making it a truly successful evening for award wins.

Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi UK, said: “We’re thrilled to have won so many awards at this year’s Quality Food and Drink Awards.  At Aldi, we’re committed to providing customers with top quality products at unbeatable prices, and the results of these awards are testament to this.

“Our products are sourced from some of the best food and drink producers in the world, and winning these accolades reinforces  that shoppers can get everything they need at Aldi for a luxury Christmas this year.’’

The results come shortly after the Good Choice! Quality Food Awards announcement where Aldi won awards for its Specially Selected Infusion Tea Bags - Peppermint & Liquorice, Benefit Granola - Raspberry & Apple and Cacao Covered Goldenberries, as well as two Highly Commended and six Commended accolades.

For more information about Aldi’s award success, please visit https://www.aldi.co.uk/

Results
Quality Food Awards:
 
Winners:
1.       Specially Selected Handcooked - Goats Cheese Beetroot Crisps
2.       Specially Selected Orkney Caramel Shortbreads
3.       Specially Selected Carrot Cake
4.       Specially Selected Granola - Super Berry
5.       Specially Selected Exquisite Yule Log
6.       Specially Selected Exquisite Jewelled Layered Pie
7.       Specially Selected Fudge - Salted Maple Fudge with Cornish Sea Salt
8.       Specially Selected Champagne Rhubarb
9.       Specially Selected Italian Antipasto
10.   Specially Selected Jewelled Giant Couscous
11.   Specially Selected Cullen Skink
12.   BLT Sandwich
13.   Fish Sushi Selection
14.   Specially Selected Outdoor Bred Dry Cured Oak and Beechwood Smoked Back Bacon
15.   Specially Selected 30 Day Aged Sirloin Steak
16.   Specially Selected Spicy Salami Pizza
17.   Baby Kale, Pak Choi & Baby Leaf Salad
18.   Specially Selected BBQ Marinade Tins
 
Highly Commended:
1.       Savour Bakes Flatbread Thins - Multiseed
2.       Specially Selected Oatcake Bites - Lockerbie Cheddar
3.       Specially Selected Croquembouche
4.       Specially Selected Exquisite Christmas Cake
5.       All Natural Sparkling Orange & Lemon Beverage
6.       The Fishmonger Seabass Fillet
7.       Edamame and Sugarsnap Snack Pot
8.       Specially Selected Apricot Conserves
9.       Specially Selected Duck Breast Fillets
10.   Specially Selected Bloody Mary Ketchup
 
Commended:
1.       Popouts - Sour Cream
2.       Craft Bloomer - Malted
3.       Turkey Parcel - Cranberry and Orange
4.       Specially Selected Prosciutto Cotto
5.       Specially Selected Salmon Pâté
6.       Specially Selected Moussaka
7.       Hoisin Duck Wrap
 
 
Quality Drink Awards:
 
Winners:
1.       Retailer of the Year
2.       Spill the Beans - Silver
3.       Red Rye – Winner
4.       Specially Selected Perfect Storm IPA – Silver
5.       Specially Selected Golden Ratio Golden Ale – Bronze
6.       All 4 One – Sliver
7.       Glen Marnoch Speyside Single Malt Whisky – Winner
8.       Glen Marnoch 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky – Silver
9.       Glen Marnoch Highland Single Malt Whisky – Bronze
10.   Muscat Masterclass Australian Show Liqueur – Silver
11.   Iron Horse Barossa Valley Shiraz – Winner
12.   Exquisite Collection Malbec
13.   Wrattonbully Shiraz – Winner
14.   Callia Magna Malbec – Gold
15.   Doro Grande Reserva – Silver
16.   Exquisite Collection Cotes de Provence Rose – Winner
17.   Exquisite Collection Limoux Chardonnay – Winner
18.   Baden Pinot Blanc – Gold
19.   Argentinian Chardonnay – Silver
20.   Exquisite Collection Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc – Silver
21.   Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut – Bronze
22.   Iron Horse Barossa Valley Shiraz – Gold
23.   Callia Magna Malbec – Bronze 
 
28
Oct

Aldi launches new Cellsation skincare range

  • PREMIUM SKIN CARE RANGE for 50+ GOES ON SALE 1st DECEMBER
  • DECREASES INTENSITY OF WRINKLES WHILST TIGHTENING CONTOURS
  • INCREASES SELF-RENEWAL OF SKIN CELLS
  • LIMITED SPECIALBUY RANGE – AVAILABLE IN STORE AND ONLINE
 
This December, just in time for Christmas, Aldi will launch Lacura Cellsation – a brand new, premium anti-ageing skincare range for mature skin.

Containing a rejuvenating red algae extract which promotes restructuring of the skin, the intelligent products offer several strong anti-ageing components including innovative narcissus extracts which improves the appearance of skin in just four weeks.

The Cellsation skincare range – featuring three must-have products – is the ultimate treat for women seeking to revitalise their skin for a more youthful appearance. Each product contains the highest quality plant-based power cells which are naturally gifted with highly effective components for youthful and firm looking skin. The yarrow extract helps to refine facial contours and improve skin elasticity, whilst the innovative Celligent technology promotes rapid regeneration of UV-related cell damage to fight the signs of ageing.

The high-performance range includes the Lacura Cellsation Cell Renewal Day Cream containing SPF 15, to protect skin against aging caused by sunlight exposure. While the formula has been proven to dramatically increase skin hydration and reduce wrinkle depth, the Lacura Cellsation Cell Renewal Night Cream has been found to accelerate cell renewal overnight and improve skin elasticity to achieve a healthy and radiant complexion in the morning.  

The dermatologically tested Lacura Cellsation Deep Regenerating Serum improves skin elasticity and alleviates the occurrence and intensity of wrinkles whilst tightening contours.

The Lacura Cellsation Deep Regenerating Serum, Lacura Cellsation Cell Renewal Day Cream and Lacura Cellsation Cell Renewal Night Cream will retail at £6.99 each and will be added to Aldi’s popular Lacura beauty range on 1st December, for a limited time in store and online.

Shoppers are encouraged to get their products early to avoid disappointment because, as with all Specialbuys, once they’re gone they’re gone!
27
Oct

Desk the halls this festive season with Aldi's Christmas lights & decorations

Aldi’s biggest ever range of great-value Christmas lights and decorations are making their way into stores this November, helping Christmas-lovers brighten the home and get into the festive spirit. The range, which features 13 different sets of excellent-quality lights, will be available in stores and online from the 17th November, while stocks last.
 
Christmas Lights
 
Complete with a timer and eight different light functions, these delicate 360 Icicle Lights (£19.99) are available in warm white, white and ice blue and will instantly add that festive feeling to the outside of your home.
 
Alternatively, Aldi’s 480 LED cluster lights (£16.99) are available in a selection of colours and feature a 10m cable adding a Christmas sparkle in the home even if there isn’t a plug socket close by.  
 
These lights can be switched on or off from the comfort and warmth of the house with Aldi’s Remote Controlled Sockets (£17.99) or activated during periods of low light with Aldi’s Outdoor Socket with Dawn Sensor (£12.99).
 
For those who want to add a touch of individuality to their Christmas decorations, these mesmerising Twig Lights (£9.99) are guaranteed to create a ambient atmosphere. With 40 LEDs spread over 10 twigs, these beautiful lights are available in brown, black, or white.
 
Light the way for Santa Claus with these multi-action outdoor Christmas Pathfinders Lights (£14.99) – choose from Star, Santa, Tree or Ho Ho Ho designs to guide Santa to the front door.
 
For an additional festive twinkle where mains sockets aren’t a possibility, Aldi’s 50 LED Outdoor Battery Operated Lights (£3.99) will light up the garden for 6 hours at the same time every day and are available in antique gold, warm white or white designs.
 
Decorative Accessories
 
Create a Winter Wonderland with this Set of 3 Parcels (£14.99). Available in a choice of 4 designs, these elegant decorations feature warm white LEDS and an eight function controller, complete with timer.
 
Aldi’s LED Christmas Canvas (£3.99) is perfect for adding an extra sparkle to the wall this Christmas. Choose from four images; Winter Woodland, Festive House, Stag in the Snow or Santa (batteries included).
 
Create a charming Christmas street scene with these illuminated wooden buildings, adding a retro finish to a homemade grotto this festive season. Aldi’s Christmas Village Scene (£9.99) is available in four wonderful designs (batteries included).
 
Fill the home with festive spirit with this Christmas Candle Arch (£9.99). Choose from Santa Sleighs, Red Christmas Trees, Reindeers or Decorative Hearts to bring the festive cheer home.
 
Aldi’s Christmas Lights and Decorations ranges launch online from 10th November and in stores nationwide on the 17th November and will be available while stocks last, but be quick because once they’re gone, they’re gone!
 
Aldi’s Christmas Lights and Decorations range is in stores and online on 17.11.16 and available while stocks last

Lights
Description Price
360 Icicle  £19.99
240 Net Lights £19.99
480 LED Cluster Lights £16.99
360 LED Christmas Lights £14.99
Christmas Pathfinder Lights £14.99
24 Giant Icicle Lights £14.99
10m Rope Light £11.99
Twig Lights £9.99
100 Faceted Cone Lights £9.99
Berry Lights £9.99
Decorative Garland Lights £3.99
Battery Operated Lights £3.99
50 LED Outdoor Lightchain £3.99
 
 
Decorations
Description Price
6ft Christmas Inflatable £19.99
Set Of 3 Parcels £14.99
Christmas Village Scene £9.99
Christmas Candle Arch £9.99
Light Up Christmas Characters £7.99
Holly Effect Topiary Ball £7.99
Christmas Light Up Globe £7.99
Christmas Novelty Snowglobe £4.99
LED Christmas Canvas £3.99
Dancing Flame Candle £3.99
2m Tinsel £0.89
 
 
 Sockets
Description Price
Remote Controlled Sockets £17.99
Outdoor Socket With Dawn Sensor £12.99
 
27
Oct

Aldi launches hedgehog house in bid to save Britain's beloved bristly mammals

Discount supermarket Aldi is offering a helping hand to the dwindling hedgehog population with the launch of a great value Hedgehog House. Aldi’s Hedgehog House, available for just £7.99, offers a practical solution for homeless hedgehogs searching for a safe place to hibernate or rear their young, as well as a 68%[i] saving when compared to supermarket competitors, without compromising on build quality or materials.
 
On sale in store and online from 23rd October and available whilst stocks last, Aldi’s Hedgehog House tackles the steady decline of the hedgehog population in recent years, which has fallen from an estimated 36 million in the 1950’s to less than one million today[ii].
 
Once a familiar sight in parks and gardens across the country, hedgehogs are not only reminiscent of the traditional British countryside but are the horticulturist’s best friend; happily grazing on slugs, beetles and caterpillars which would otherwise wreak havoc in the garden.
 
Aldi’s Hedgehog House is designed to not only offer shelter from the elements and predators, but a safe place for hibernation during the winter months. Available in two designs; an igloo or a hogitat, both options feature a waterproof roof and specially designed entrance to keep foxes and dogs at bay. These sturdy hedgehog houses should be placed in a quiet corner away from winds and human disturbance.

Tony Baines, Managing Director for Corporate Buying at Aldi comments:

“We’re proud to be offering this quality product at an affordable price and encourage anyone lucky enough to have a garden to do their bit and share it with a hedgehog.”

Aldi Specialbuys Winter Pet range will be available to buy online and in stores on Sunday 23rd October, but you’d best be quick, as once they’re gone they’re gone!

Here’s how Aldi stacks up against Waitrose[1]:
ALDI WAITROSE
£7.99 £24.99
 
% saved by shopping at Aldi: Save 68% with Aldi
 
 







Aldi’s Winter Pet range is available to buy online and in stores 23rd October and available while stocks last
 
Description Price
Hedgehog House £7.99
 
 
[i] Based on total % saved by shopping with Aldi compared to Hedgehog hogitat from Waitrose (http://www.waitrosegarden.com/product/_/hedgehog-hogitat/classid.2000020773/)
[ii] Research by The People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES)
21
Oct

Aldi UK CEO supports discount supermarket's baubles for Barnardo's campaign

Matthew Barnes creates his own Christmas baubles to inspire shoppers
 
Matthew Barnes, Aldi’s UK CEO, has lent his support and creativity to boost the discount supermarket’s Baubles for Barnardo’s Christmas campaign.

Aldi has created a unique Barnardo’s Baubles Kit (£1.99) to support the charity in its 150th year. Each pack includes six, yet-to-be decorated, round or heart-shaped ceramic baubles with a pack of paint pots, glitter and string.  The baubles go on sale in stores and online on 27th October, with 100% of profits going to Aldi’s charity of the year, Barnardo’s, to help the most disadvantaged children across the UK.

Matthew Barnes has a design of his own to help raise awareness of the Baubles for Barnardo’s kit and encourage parents and children to give their Christmas trees the personal touch.

Matthew comments: “We’ve created this Christmas baubles kit as part of our on-going support for Barnardo’s, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.

“This is a fun activity that the family can get involved in this Christmas, and do some good for a very worthy charity, so we’re hoping everyone will join in and help us raise as much money as possible.”

Matthew joins an illustrious list of talented stars to have designed a bauble including Rio 2016 presenter, Helen Skelton.  Helen has crafted six fun and festive baubles reflecting her own family life.  “They’re fun to paint and I love that you can personalise them,” says Helen.  “I based one design on my son’s footprints!”

Barnardo’s chief executive, Javed Khan said: “The festive season is a joyful time for most families, but for some it’s a very difficult time of the year. Some disadvantaged families, who we work with, may not be able to afford to join in the fun in the way most people take for granted.

“We are delighted to be a charity partner with Aldi. The money raised by sales of the Barnardo’s Baubles Kit will help ensure we are always here for the most disadvantaged children, young people and families.”

Aldi’s Baubles for Barnardo’s kit  is available to buy in stores and online on 27th October, and as with all Specialbuys, once they’re gone, they’re gone!

For further information, images or to request a sample, please contact the Aldi Baubles for Barnardo’s team on:
Baubles4barnardos@clarioncomms.co.uk
020 7479 0910
 
21
Oct

Aldi's Christmas baking buys

Aldi launches premium Christmas Baking range

With Christmas approaching a baking frenzy sweeping the nation, inspired Aldi shoppers can stock up on everything they need to create the perfect cake consistency with the new Specialbuys Christmas Baking range, in stores and online on 20th October, available whilst stocks last.
 
Aldi’s quality Premium Stand Mixer (£149.99) takes all of the hard work out of preparing tasty puddings and savoury delights over the festive period. Perfect for foodie-lovers, it comes in a choice of colours including red, cream and champagne, and includes a stainless steel meat grinder, filler tray, sausage making attachments, three grinding discs and cookie making attachments.
 
This innovative Chop & Measure Scale (£12.99) is a great kitchen gadget, available in either a bamboo or tempered glass design. It features a large chopping board that doubles up as a set of scales, weighing ingredients of up to 15kg.
 
Baking enthusiasts can stay on trend this Christmas with Aldi’s functional and stylish Marble Effect Large Professional Bakeware (£6.99 each). Available in grey or black, shoppers can choose from a 12 or 24 cup muffin tin, an extra-large roaster or a 2-pack of small roasting tins.  At such a great-value price they can pick up more than one!
 
Christmas baking will be made easy with this excellent-value Baking Assortment (£6.99) which includes a Pudding Steamer, Cookie and Mince Pie Kits. Little ones will love learning to bake using these festive-themed kitchen tools.
 
Cake makers can use Aldi’s Christmas Single Oven Gloves (£2.99) to remove their tasty treats from the oven in these 3-layer Teflon platinum coated Premium Baking Tins (£9.99)
 
Aldi’s Winter Warmers (£1.99) cookery books will provide a variety of foodie inspiration and the Meal Planner & Recipe File (£2.99) is perfect for keeping hold of favourite recipes – to revisit again and again.
 
Aldi’s Specialbuys Christmas Kitchen range is available in stores nationwide from 20th October and to pre-order online at www.aldi.co.uk from 13th October but be quick, as with all Specialbuys, once it’s gone it’s gone!
21
Oct

New Aldi caviar exclusives set to hit shelves in time for Christmas

  • A TRIO OF LACURA CAVIAR ILLUMINATION TREATS GO ON SALE 1ST DECEMBER
  • THE ULTIMATE PRE-CHRISTMAS SNOW ALGAE SKIN PICK ME UP
  • RESTORES COLLAGEN LEVELS AND IMPROVES SKIN ELASTICITY
  • LIMITED SPECIALBUY RANGE – AVAILABLE IN STORE AND ONLINE
  • Visible results within 1 hour
Following the unprecedented sell-out success of Aldi’s Lacura Caviar Illumination range in October last year, which became one of the most successful Specialbuys to date, the discount supermarket is set to introduce the new Lacura Caviar Illumination Super Lift Kit and Lacura Caviar Illumination Eye Care Roll-On this Christmas.

The all new Caviar Illumination Super Lift Kit contains soy phyto placenta extract and bio peptide which are both naturally gifted with highly effective components for youthful and firm looking skin.

Teamed with caviar extract, the Super Lift Kit helps to restore collagen levels and improves skin elasticity by penetrating deep into the skin. Included within the kit are four 6ml Super Lift Gel sachets, an application brush and preparation tub.

Containing natural caviar extracts, this exclusive Lacura Caviar Illumination product offers many high powered anti-aging actives which aid the acceleration of skin regeneration.

Also new to the product range for 2016 is the Lacura Caviar Illumination Eye Care Roll-On. Handy in size, this luxurious eye care product contains liposome concentrate and hyaluronic acid to promote intensive hydration and reduce swelling and dryness around the eyes. The exclusive DNA-gel with caviar extract repairs skin texture and moisturises mature and dry skin.

Returning as a Specialbuy this Christmas, is the dermatologically tested Caviar Illumination Gift Set, containing the Lacura Caviar Day Cream which scientific studies have shown increases skin hydration just four hours after use by up to 58 per cent, resulting in improved elasticity and smoother, silkier skin.

Also included in the gift set is the Lacura Caviar Illumination Night Cream which provides your skin with deep moisture whilst you sleep, and two ampules of the Lacura Caviar Illumination 7 Day Intensive Treatment which is suitable for all skin types. The treatment offers an ideal anti-aging solution for dry, delicate skin.

The Lacura Caviar Illumination Eye Care Roll-On will retail at £4.99 and both the Caviar Illumination Super Lift Kit and Caviar Illumination Gift Set will retail at £12.99 each. All three products will be added to Aldi’s premium Lacura beauty range on1st December, for a limited time only.

Shoppers are encouraged to get their products early to avoid disappointment because, as with all Specialbuys, once they’re gone, they’re gone!
13
Oct

Terrific toys at Aldi in time for Christmas

Parents and toy lovers need look no further than Aldi for the perfect gift this Christmas. Aldi’s Specialbuys Toy Range, in stores and available online from 27th October, boasts everything from great value FSC® certified wooden toys to super sporting equipment and treats for tiny tots.

This beautiful Wooden Doll’s House (£29.99) is sure to be a truly magical gift. It comes with three floors, a lift up roof, and is purposefully crafted to allow for simple assembly. Complete with Aldi’s 20-piece furniture set (£12.99) little ones will have everything they need to start playing house this Christmas.

Featuring a microwave, oven, hobs, chalk board and sink, this bright and colourful Large Wooden Kitchen (£29.99) is perfect for budding chefs. Plus, paired with Aldi’s quality Wooden Kitchen Accessories (£9.99), little ones will have all the mod-cons they’ll need to cook up an imaginary feast, with a choice of a toaster, pots and pans, coffee machine, afternoon tea, breakfast tray and baking set.
 
Aldi’s high-quality Wooden Market Stall (£34.99) is just the thing for mini-shopkeepers. Boasting a range of fruit and veg and swivelling shelves and pallets, it is perfect for helping them to recreate a real life market experience.
 
Aldi’s great-value Wooden Rocking Horse (£27.99) is a true classic and this wonderfully quirky Wooden Rocking Caterpillar (£27.99) is ideal for those looking for something a little different.  
 
Aldi’s modern Wooden Railway (£14.99) and Road Sets (£14.99) both come complete with an expertly crafted array of wooden vehicles and are fantastic toys for little ones to open under the Christmas tree.
 
Parents can also get their hands on lots of super sporting equipment in Aldi’s October Toy Event. Footballer fanatics will also love the 4ft Football Table (£39.99) and Super Dimple Football (£4.99), while aspiring boxers can get some practice in with Aldi’s Boxing Set (£8.99).

Aldi’s Pre-School range includes everything from Sing Along Padded Books (£2.49), Snakes and Ladders (£6.99), Kid’s Puzzles (£2.99) and Soft Disney Toys (£4.99) to Licensed Drinkware (£3.49) and My First Ready Beds (£22.99).

Aldi’s October Toy Event has everything truly wrapped up for Christmas with its range of wooden toys, sporting equipment and pre-school toys, available to pre-order online from 20th October and in stores from 27th of October. Shoppers should be quick, once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Aldi’s Wooden Toys – on sale 27th October
Wooden Market Stall £34.99
Wooden Dolls House £29.99
Large Wooden Kitchen £29.99
Wooden Rocking Horse/Caterpillar £27.99
Double Sided Easel £19.99
Wooden Fire Station/Rocket £17.99
Wooden Railway/Road Set £14.99
Wooden Dolls House Furniture £12.99
Wooden Kitchen Accessories £9.99
Wooden Toys £8.99
Wooden Jigsaws £6.99
Barnardo's Bauble £1.99
 
 
Aldi’s Sports Toys – on sale 27th October
Zinc Volt 80 Electric Scooter £74.99
4ft Football Table £39.99
2 In 1 Pop-Up Target Goal £14.99
Boxing Set £8.99
Super Dimple Football £4.99
 
 
Aldi’s Pre-School Toys – on sale 27th October
My First Ready Bed £22.99
Buddy Light £9.99
3 In 1 Games Compendium £8.99
Snakes & Ladders £6.99
Soft Disney Toy £4.99
Pre-School Character Vehicles £4.99
Jigsaw Books £3.99
Licensed Drinksware £3.49
Die Cast Car Set £3.49
Doodlepedia £2.99
Kid's Puzzles £2.99
Moonlight Kids Story Book £2.99
Sound Board Books £2.99
Sing-Along Padded Books £2.49
10pk Panasonic Batteries £2.49
 
6
Oct

Aldi set to REEL in customers with new chilled seafood lines

Discount supermarket, Aldi is extending its seafood range in time for Seafood Week (7-16th October) with exciting new lines, that will include premium delicacies such as mussels and crayfish available in selected stores from 28th September.
 
The new launches will include premium Specially Selected Black Tiger Prawns (£3.75), Specially Selected Kiln Smoked Rainbow Trout (£2.99), alongside The Fishmonger Breaded Fish Family Pack (£2.99), Beer Battered Cod (£2.49), Smoked Haddock or Cod (£2.99) and Kippers with butter (99p). The range will also include Seafood Company Mussel Meal (75p) and Crayfish Tails (£2.79).
 
As a testament to the high standard and quality of the seafood range, Aldi’s Seabass Fillets won silver at the Grocer Own Label Awards 2016 and were awarded one star at the Great Taste Awards 2016, joining The Fishmonger Cod Fishcakes that also won silver at the Grocer Own Label Awards 2016.
 
YouTube chef, Ian Haste, comments: “We should all be eating more fish, it’s crucial for our brains, bones and body. 
 
“Many fish options are loaded with nutrients, plus high in protein, vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids; it’s great that Aldi has added these new lines to its range, making quality, great tasting fish affordable and accessible to everyone.”
 
Aldi’s new seafood lines will be launching in stores from the end of September to early October (Wednesday 28th September and Wednesday 12th October) just in time for Seafood Week from 7-16th October.
 
See below Aldi’s inspirational fish recipe ideas to liven up your meals this Seafood week:
·         https://www.aldi.co.uk/mediterranean-fish-bake/p/000000039298900
·         https://www.aldi.co.uk/grilled-or-baked-sea-bass/p/000000007517400
·         https://www.aldi.co.uk/asian-tuna/p/000000021118300
·         https://www.aldi.co.uk/fish-pie/p/000000093912700
 
Alternatively why not visit Aldi’s Youtube channel, The Taste Kitchen, for great tips on cooking fish and getting those much needed health benefits into your diet: (www.aldi.co.uk/taste-kitchen)
 
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Product information
 
The Fishmonger Breaded Fish Family Pack – £2.99, 600g 
Seafood Company Mussel Meal – 75p, 120g
The Fishmonger Beer Battered Cod £2.49, 300g
The Fishmonger Kippers with butter – 99p, 200g
Crayfish Tails – £2.79, 120g 
These are new products available in selected stores from 28th September
 
Specially Selected Black Tiger Prawns – £3.75, 150g 
Specially Selected Kiln Smoked Rainbow Trout – £2.99, 125g 
The Fishmonger Smoked Haddock in a Cheese Sauce£2.85, 380g
The Fishmonger Smoked Cod £2.85, 380g Available in Parsley Sauce or Tomato and Chorizo Sauce
These are new products available in selected stores from 12th October
6
Oct

Aldi launches Artisan British cheese range

Discount supermarket Aldi has extended its range of award-winning products with a selection of high quality, British cheeses carefully crafted by artisan producers. The new lines will be launching in stores across the UK from 28th September with prices starting from as little as 99p!
 
With new research revealing that 45% of Brits* now buy soft cheeses such as Camembert and Goat’s Cheese at least once a month, there is little doubt that Aldi’s new range - comprising Cornish and artisan regional cheeses - will prove a hit with customers.
 
Specially selected by Aldi’s expert cheese buyer, the new range is sourced from creameries across the country, who employ traditional cheese making methods that go back centuries and have been refined over decades.
 
From cloth bound mature Cheddar cold-smoked over locally sourced oak chips in Devon and a crumbly Lancashire made using a closely guarded secret culture developed at a family-run farm to a cave aged British goats cheese sourced from Dorset, the launch of the new expertly crafted cheeses reinforce Aldi’s commitment to supporting local suppliers from across the country, making exceptional quality products accessible to all.
 
To coincide with the launch, a survey commissioned by Aldi showed that almost one third of shoppers have changed their habits to include more premium foods than 12 months ago*, with Aldi sales data showing an increase in sales of premium products like Prosecco and salmon**. With this shift in consumer habits, Aldi is dedicated to exceeding its customers’ needs by offering a larger premium range, for the same everyday low prices.
 
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said: “At Aldi we are committed to supporting British farms and offering exceptional quality products at unbeatable prices. 
 
“Our extended range of artisan cheeses continues this promise with some of the finest cheeses, from a selection of the UK’s best producers, available to our customers. ”

Product Information: 
 
Specially Selected Trevarrian Cornish Brie – £0.99, 200g
This is a core range product available in stores nationwide from 28th September 2016.
 
Specially Selected Trevarrian Cornish Camembert – £0.99, 200g
This is a core range product available in stores nationwide from 28th September 2016.
 
Specially Selected Trevarrian Cornish Goat’s Cheese – £0.99, 70g
This is a core range product available in stores nationwide from 28th September 2016.
 
Specially Selected Artisan Regional Quickes Mature – £2.99, 250g
This is a core range product available in selected stores from 12th October 2016.
 
Specially Selected Artisan Regional Quickes Mature Smoked – £2.99, 200g
This is a core range product available in selected stores from 12th October 2016.
 
Specially Selected Artisan Regional Appleby’s Double Gloucester– £2.99, 200g
This is a core range product available in selected stores from 12th October 2016.
 
Specially Selected Artisan Regional Yorkshire Fettle – £2.99, 150g
This is a core range product available in selected stores from 12th October 2016.
 
Specially Selected Artisan Regional Swaledale – £2.99, 200g
This is a core range product available in selected stores from 12th October 2016.
 
The Cheese Emporium Dewlay Crumbly Lancashire – £1.25, 250g
This is a core range product available in selected stores from October 2016.
 
The Cheese Emporium Belton Crumbly Cheshire – £1.25, 250g
This is a core range product available in selected stores from October 2016.
 
The Cheese Emporium Belton Crumbly Wensleydale – £1.25, 250g
This is a core range product available in stores nationwide from 28th September 2016.
 
The Cheese Emporium Dewlay Double Gloucester – £1.25, 250g
This is a core range product available in stores nationwide from October.
 
6
Oct

Ghoulishly good gear

Aldi’s Specialbuys Halloween range available from the 6th October
 
Wicked witches, ghoulish ghosts and scary skeletons need look no further than Aldi this Halloween. Aldi’s Specialbuys range, in stores nationwide and online from the 6th October, has everything required for a hair-raising Halloween, including costumes, decorations and partyware.
 
Spine-tingling outfits
For a boo-tiful Halloween, check out Aldi’s creepy costumes, including a Children’s Dressing Up Set (£4.99) available in a witch, bat or scary skeleton design. Adults can also join in the fun, with an Adults’ Halloween Costume, a devilishly good steal at just £7.99 making it easy to transform into a Witch, Vampire or Skeleton.
 
The range also includes a Spooky Face Paint Kit (£3.99), Children’s Halloween Boppers Spectacles (£1.79) and a Halloween Mask Book (£1.99) with a variety of masks which are easy to colour in and pop-out.
 
Once kitted out and suitably scary, Aldi’s Trick or Treat Tins (£1.79) and Halloween Treat Bag (£2.49) will keep candy-collectors happy this year.
 
Ideal for trick or treaters, Aldi has Swizzles Trick or Treat Tub Sweets (£4.99), Dominion Lollipops (79p), Screme Egg’s (33p) and Scary Chocolate Shapes (49p) available in all sorts of scary shapes such as eyeballs, ghosts and pumpkins.
From sweet Soreen Toffee Apple and Chocolate and Blood Orange Lunchbox Loaves (99p) to savoury Hobgoblin Hand Cooked Crisps (99p), Aldi has nothing but tasty treats on offer for a spooktacularly yummy Halloween for the whole family.
 
Haunted House
Transform cosy rooms into spooky spaces with Aldi’s Animated Decorations (£8.99) and Hanging Decorations (£3.99) including a rocker, prisoner or skeleton as well as Aldi’s Halloween Webs & Clings (£0.89), that will create the spookiest of atmospheres, sure to make anyone jump.
 
These quality Halloween Inflatable Characters (£12.99), complete with LED lights will turn any house into a terrifying destination and are available in a Ghost, Dracula, Black Cat or Pumpkin design.
 
Welcome trick or treaters with Aldi’s Musical Door Knockers & Skeletons (£7.99) which sing, light up and are sure to scare the wits out of any visitors – that is, if they’re brave enough to knock!
 
Create a spooky atmosphere at this year’s Halloween bash using LED Tealights & candles (£2.49) around the house and Decorative Lights (£3.99) for haunted hallways. Don’t forget Aldi’s Halloween Ceramic Tableware (£6.99) and Drinkware (£2.99) – just the thing for devilishly delicious dinner parties. Aldi’s Assorted Partyware (£0.89) is a great-value selection of plates, napkins and table cloths, ensuring no mess when kids tuck into their fearsome favourites.
 
Aldi’s Specialbuys Halloween range is available in stores nationwide and online on the 6th of October and Aldi’s food Specialbuys are available in store on 6th and 16th October, but be quick, as with all Specialbuys, once it’s gone it’s gone!
 

Aldi’s Halloween range is available in stores and online on the 6th October and available while stock last

 
KH 72618 Halloween Inflatable Characters £12.99
KRZ 72793 Halloween Animated Decorations £8.99
KRZ 72626 Musical Door Knockers & Skeletons £7.99
LM 71633 Adults Halloween Costume £7.99
KRZ 72886 Halloween Ceramic Tableware £6.99
LM 73368 Ladies Halloween T-Shirt £5.99
LM 66325 Children's Dressing Up Set £3.99
KH 73494 Halloween Hanging Decorations £3.99
LS 71801 Spooky Face Paint Kit £3.99
KH 72605 Halloween Decorative Lights £3.99
KRZ 67748 Halloween Drinkware £2.99
KRZ 61273 LED Tea lights & Candles £2.49
LM 71756 Children’s Halloween Long Sleeve T-Shirt £2.49
LM 72388 Halloween Treat Bag £2.49
LM 73064 Halloween Mask Book £1.99
LM 72575 Children’s and Ladies Halloween Tights £1.99
KRZ 67600 Trick Or Treat Tins £1.79
LM 72293 Children’s Halloween Boppers Spectacles £1.79
JH 70270 Safety Matches £0.99
LM 73320 Halloween Sticker Book £0.99
KH 72606 Halloween Webs & Clings £0.89
KRZ 66499 Assorted Partyware £0.89
  68233 Hobgoblin Hand Cooked Crisps 99p
  71990 Soreen Toffee Apple Lunchbox Loaves 99p
  71991 Soreen Chocolate and Blood Orange Lunchbox Loaves 99p
    Swizzles Trick or Treat Tub Sweets £4.99
  68049 Dominion Lollipops 79p
  68058 Scary Chocolate Shapes 49p
  74339 Screme Egg 33p


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6
Oct

Revive your style with Aldi's autumn range

  • Aldi to launch Autumn fashion range
  • Range presents a saving of up to 60% versus high street competitors*[1]
 
Aldi is set to attract style-conscious shoppers with an inspiring new collection of on-trend, autumnal fashion pieces which a strong style nod to 70’s trends. And with prices starting from just £2.99, the range takes on high-street rivals presenting a saving of up to 60% when compared to leading stores.
 
The autumn fashion range, which includes on-trend Men’s and Ladies’ Quilted Jackets (£16.99), Ladies’ Chelsea Boots (£14.99), a Ladies’ Faux Fur Gilet (£14.99) and fantastic value accessories such as a Ladies’ Felt Hat (£7.99) and Men’s Autumn Belts (£4.99) are in stores nationwide and online now.

Aldi shoppers will not be disappointed with the discount retailers’ offering that will help them to ‘get the Chelsea look’ this season without breaking the bank. The range offers customers the chance to update their wardrobe with quality on-trend essentials at amazing value prices.

Here’s how Aldi’s Men’s and Womenswear stacks up against high street competitors:
Aldi
 
H&M Next
Ladies’ Faux Fur Gilet
£14.99
Ladies’ Chelsea Boots
£14.99
Ladies’ Saddle/Tote Bag
£12.99
Ladies’ Felt Hat
£7.99
Faux Fur Waistcoat
£29.99
Ladies’ Chelsea Boots
£24.99
Shopper Bag
£14.99
Felt Hat
£19.99
Faux Fur Waistcoat
£40.00
Chelsea Ankle Boots
£35.00
Structured Tote Bag
£26.00
Grey Marl Fedora Hat
£22.00
TOTAL
£50.96
TOTAL
£89.96
TOTAL
£123.00
% saved by shopping at Aldi: Save 43% with Aldi Save 59% with Aldi
 
 
Aldi
 
H&M Next
Men’s Artisan Boots
£19.99
Men’s Quilted Jacket
£16.99
Men’s Brushed Cotton Shirt
£8.99
Chukka Boots
£39.99
Men’s Quilted Jacket
£39.99
Checked Flannel Shirt
£14.99
Brown Borg Boots
£42.00
Quilted Bomber Jacket
£50.00
Window Pane Shirt
£22.00
TOTAL
£45.97
TOTAL
£94.97
TOTAL
£114.00
% saved by shopping at Aldi: Save 52% with Aldi Save 60% with Aldi
 
Tony Baines, Managing Director for Corporate Buying at Aldi comments: “Shoppers are looking to update their wardrobes at this time of the year and we’ve tapped in to the latest high-street trends to offer our customers a great-value range that doesn’t compromise on style.”

The full Autumn Fashion range is in stores nationwide and online now. Fashionistas will have to be quick though because, as with all Specialbuys, once it’s gone, it’s gone.

Aldi’s Autumn Fashion range is in stores and online now and available while stocks last
 
Men’s Artisan Boots £19.99
Men’s Quilted Jacket £16.99
Ladies’ Quilted Jacket £16.99
Ladies’ Chelsea Boots £14.99
Men’s Waffle Jumper £14.99
Ladies’ Colour Block Cape £14.99
Men’s Gilet £14.99
Ladies’ Faux Fur Gilet £14.99
Ladies’ Saddle/Tote Bag £12.99
Men’s Cord Trousers £9.99
Men’s Cargo Trousers £9.99
Ladies’ Checked Shirt £9.99
Ladies’ Plaid Shirt £8.99
Men’s Brushed Cotton Shirt £8.99
Men’s Pyjamas £7.99
Ladies’ Autumn Jeans £7.99
Ladies’ Felt Hat £7.99
Men’s Henley T-Shirt £6.99
Ladies’ Long Line Top £5.99
Men’s Memory Foam Slippers £4.99
Men’s T-Shirt Twin Pack £4.99
Ladies’ Memory Foam Slippers £4.99
Ladies’ Ribbed Polo Neck £4.99
Men’s Jersey Hipster £4.99
Men’s Autumn Belts £4.99
Ladies’ Skinny Belt 3 Pack £4.49
Ladies’ Leggings £3.99
Ladies’ 5 Pack Socks £3.99
Men’s Cotton Rich Socks £3.99
40 Denier Opaque Tights 3 Pack £2.99
Umbrella £2.99
Thermal Socks £1.99
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


















































 
[1]   Based on average % saved on Men’s and Ladies’ products by shopping at Aldi compared to Next
6
Oct

​Lacura cosmetics are back!

Make-up lovers will be pleased to know that Aldi’s popular Lacura cosmetics range is back in stores on 3rd November. With prices starting from just £1.99, Aldi’s cosmetics will make perfect stocking fillers this Christmas.
 
Lacura CC Colour Correcting Sticks (£4.99) (New)
Perfect for correcting redness, dark circles and to conceal, the 3-pack Lacura CC Colour Correcting Sticks harmonise with each other to create a natural, matt finish. The Green Stick neutralises skin redness and small veins for an even complexion and radiance while the Rose Stick balances out dark circles and shadows under the eyes. The Concealer covers impurities on the skin for an even, flawless appearance.
 
Lacura Beauty Mineral Powder (£3.99)
Combining flawless coverage of a foundation with the silky consistency of a loose powder, the Lacura Beauty Mineral Powder with integrated natural brush, leaves the complexion looking fresh and smooth. The creamy texture with special mineral pigments adapts perfectly to the skin to visibly balance out irregularities and leave skin feeling soft. Available for light, rosy and darker skin tones.
 
Lacura Eyeliner Pencil (£1.99)
These amazing value eyeliners are available in Emerald, Black and Smoke. The handy blending sponge can be used to help perfect a ‘smokey’ look.
 
Lacura Eyebrow Pencil (£1.99)
The Lacura Eyebrow Pencils come in two shades: Blonde and Brunette and can create a bold or subtle brow. The pencils both come with an easy to use shaping brush which is perfect for taming and shaping brows before filling them with the pencil.
 
Lacura Mascaras (£2.49)
Aldi has a great range of mascaras that are ideal to add volume, fullness and length to eyelashes.
 
The particularly soft, creamy formula of the Lacura Beauty Magic Curl Mascara is easy to apply to achieve full and defined lashes. The brush and texture create intensive, curved eyelashes so you can say goodbye to eyelash curlers.
 
For a thick and dramatic look, use the Lacura 3D-Effect Mascara.  The brush on is specially adapted to the mascara’s texture, making sure that every lash is captured by the wand. This mascara will add curve, fullness and length to lashes, leaving you with a three-dimensional and eye-catching look.
 
For voluminous and irresistible eyelashes, try the Lacura Volume Sensational Mascara. The brush reaches every lash creating sensational volume, optimal sweeping and breath-taking length. The soft, creamy texture of the mascara ensures lashes are perfectly separated, without clumping.
 
To get your hands on the latest cosmetic range from Aldi before Christmas, head to your nearest store on Thursday 3rd November to avoid disappointment because once they’re gone they’re gone!
30
Sep

Aldi crowned 'Supermarket of the year'

  • Aldi wins prestigious ‘Supermarket of the Year’ award second time in a row at the Retail Industry Awards
  • Aldi wins three awards including ‘Fresh Produce Retailer of the Year’ and ‘Fresh Flower Retailer of the Year’
  • The discount supermarket celebrates its most successful year to date beating competition from retailers including Waitrose, Tesco and Lidl

Last night, discount supermarket Aldi beat off stiff competition to once again win the prestigious ‘Supermarket of the Year’ accolade at the esteemed Retail Industry Awards, judged by an independent panel of industry experts.
 
The supermarket was also named ‘Fresh Produce Retailer of the Year’ and ‘Fresh Flower Retailer of the Year’ at the 21st annual awards, outperforming competitors Waitrose, Asda, The Co-operative and Marks & Spencer. The award wins follow Aldi’s recent announcement declaring its major new £300m investment plan in stores across the UK.
 
Aldi won more awards than ever before, making 2016 the retailer’s most successful year at the Retail Industry Awards. 2016 has been an impressive year overall for awards for Aldi, with other notable wins including ‘Grocer of the Year’ at the Grocer Gold Awards and ‘Multiple Retailer of the Year’ at the FPC Fresh Awards.

The Retail Industry Awards, one of the most prestigious in the country, awarded Aldi in recognition for its various achievements and longstanding commitment to delivering products of the highest quality at the best possible price to its customers.

Jonathan Neale, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying, Aldi UK, said: “We are thrilled to have won ‘Supermarket of the Year’, ‘Fresh Produce’ and ‘Fresh Flower Retailer of the Year’ at the Retail Industry Awards this year. The recognition from industry experts is testament to our team’s dedication to putting our customers first and provides consumers with the assurance that Aldi is the best supermarket in Britain.
 
“We remain committed to offering our customers the highest quality products at everyday low prices, and as we continue to open new stores, we hope more and more people throughout the UK will choose to come to us for their full weekly shop.”

For more information about Aldi’s award-winning range, please visit www.aldi.co.uk
30
Sep

Go out with a bang on bonfire night

Shoppers can put on an explosive performance for bonfire night this year thanks to Aldi’s fantastic value range of Fireworks, launching on 13th October and only available while stocks last. With a huge variety of fireworks including rockets, wheels, barrels and sparklers, shoppers will be spoilt for choice.

Bring the crowd to a standstill with this Detonator (£39.99), featuring an exciting ‘fan cake’ which fires and launches mixed colour stars across the sky. Starting with stunning white and red stars, it continues to build with louder crackles and rapid colour bursts to grab people’s attention.

Light up the night with rockets from Aldi’s Air Strike (£19.99), which can reach up to 80 metres for a sky-high performance. The pack includes a range of different sized rockets with crackling reds, greens and mixed colour flower burst effects for a variety of colourful displays.

Dazzling spectators couldn’t be easier with Aldi’s Power Finale (£19.99) and Power Storm (£9.99) which each have just one fuse to light. The storm sets off 100 shots of whistling red, silver and green stars, bursting at up to 60 feet high, while the finale sees flashing aerial bursts with colourful umbrellas.

The Merlin (£19.99) selection box contains a mix of 22 different fireworks including 11 different coloured fountains, four rockets and a wheel.  Shoppers can also get a complete mini display set with Aldi’s Gemini (£14.99), which comes with roman candles and an aerial ‘firework mine’ amongst other variants.

Kids will be wowed by this Blasting Barrel (£9.99) which erupts with high silver plumes, changing colours together with loud crackling white flashes. Aldi’s Let It Snow (£12.99) makes the experience all the more magical, with a unique fountain that plumes white flickers and golden plumes, as well as a mix of snow effects and flashing snowflakes. Parents with younger children and pets can also enjoy the Astro (£4.99), a quieter, colourful option which crackles without the bang,

Every bonfire night should end with a showstopper finale, Aldi’s Ultimate Finale (£49.99) will make it an evening to remember. With a rapid strobe lights flashing before a colour explosion of golds, greens, blues and reds, the firework bursts into mixed stars and finishes with a gold willow cascade for the perfect ending.

Aldi also has a range of classic handheld fireworks to choose from, including 18” Giant Sparklers (£1.69) and 10” Sparklers (£1.39) to complete the night’s festivities.

So to be the talk of the town this bonfire night, shoppers can head to www.aldi.co.uk or to their nearest Aldi store to have their pick of an exciting Fireworks collection, available from 13th October – but be quick, as once it’s gone, it’s gone!

Aldi’s Fireworks range is in stores and online on 13th October and available while stocks last
Product Description Price
Ultimate Finale £49.99
Detonator £39.99
Merlin £19.99
Power Finale £19.99
Air Strike £19.99
Gemini £14.99
Sky Pilot £12.99
Let It Snow £12.99
Blasting Barrel £9.99
LOL Selection Box £9.99
Power Storm £9.99
Loud & Clear £4.99
Astro £4.99
Star Striker £4.99
18" Giant Sparklers £1.69
10" Sparklers £1.39
 
30
Sep

Aldi ‘Beefs Up’ Premium Steak Range

Discount supermarket Aldi is relaunching its entire range of top tier beef and replacing it with premium Aberdeen Angus, which will be matured for 30 days using Himalayan Salt to offer customers the most irresistibly flavoursome beef at prices that are equally irresistible. With prices starting from £3.79, the range is set to launch in stores nationwide from 28th September.
 
The supermarket, which sells over half a million British beef steaks every week, will be introducing four new premium products to its 100% British beef range, from a Specially Selected Dry Aged Aberdeen Angus Sirloin Steak (£4.49, 227g) matured to perfection for 30 days, to a succulent Specially Selected Aberdeen Angus Fillet Steak (£4.99, 170g).  The Aberdeen Angus breed is renowned for producing the best beef in the world and customers will be able to purchase the steaks all year round for up to 40 per cent less than competitor equivalents.*
 
Often seen on the menu of high end restaurants or steakhouses, the Aberdeen Angus steaks* are dry aged using Himalayan Salt and matured for 30 days, a process that gives improved tenderness and flavour that can only be produced by dry ageing beef on the bone.   
 
To further enhance the flavour, Aldi installed Himalayan Salt bricks into the dry ageing chambers to help draw moisture out of the air and by doing so helped to intensify the flavour of the meat even more. The salt purifies the air within the chambers whilst Aldi’s Aberdeen Angus Beef matures.  
 
With new research commissioned by Aldi**, to launch their Everyday Amazing campaign, showing that 30% of the UK now dine on steak fortnightly,  the range is sure to be a winner amongst customers. 
 
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said: “At Aldi we are proud to offer customers the finest quality products at everyday low prices.  The introduction of the Aberdeen Angus Steak range continues this commitment, as well as our dedication to support UK farms through the sourcing of local produce.
 
“Following the success of previous premium produce, including the Wagyu steak range, we aim to answer our customers’ demands for high quality, excellent value, British beef.”
 
Specially Selected Dry Aged Aberdeen Angus Sirloin Steak – £4.49, 227g 
 
Specially Selected Dry Aged Aberdeen Angus Ribeye Steak – £4.49, 227g
 
Specially Selected Dry Aged Aberdeen Angus Rump Steak - £3.79, 227g 
 
Specially Selected Aberdeen Angus Fillet Steak – £4.99, 170g 

 
 *
ALDI Product Code Description Pack Weight Retail Price  
Waitrose Retail Price
72786 Specially Selected Dry Aged Aberdeen Angus Sirloin Steak
Matured for 30 Days
Dry Aged on the bone in temperature controlled chambers containing Himalayan Salt
227g / 8oz £4.49  £33/kg or £7.49 for same weight
 
ALDI is 40% cheaper
72787 Specially Selected Dry Aged Aberdeen Angus Ribeye Steak
Matured for 30 Days
Dry Aged on the bone in temperature controlled chambers containing Himalayan Salt
227g / 8oz £4.49  £29.79/kg or £6.76 for same weight
 
ALDI is 34% cheaper
72790 Specially Selected Dry Aged Aberdeen Angus Rump Steak
Matured for 30 Days
Dry Aged on the bone in temperature controlled chambers containing Himalayan Salt
227g / 8oz £3.79  £24.98/kg or £5.67 for same weight
 
ALDI is 33% cheaper
72788 Specially Selected Aberdeen Angus Fillet Steak
 
Matured for 30 Days
 
170g / 6oz £4.99 £47.99/kg or £8.16 for same weight
 
ALDI is 39% cheaper
 
**Survey was carried out by Censuswide between the dates of 26.08.2016-30.08.2016, with 2,021 respondents
30
Sep

Aldi launches its first English sparkling wine

Supermarket set to boost wine range with premium, home-grown fizz   

In response to increasing consumer demand for home-grown fizz, Wine Retailer of the Year,[1] Aldi, is launching its first English sparkling wine, created in collaboration with the award-winning Denbies Wine Estate in Surrey.
 
The Chalk Valley Quality English Sparkling Wine, £14.99, has been developed exclusively for Aldi shoppers by the supermarket’s expert buying team and Denbies’ world class winemakers. On sale at aldi.co.uk from 2 October, the premium sparkler will champion the growing English wine industry and satisfy shoppers’ ever increasing thirst for locally sourced food and drink[2]. In a recent survey, 11% of Brits said that English wine was the best in the world[3].
 
Selling over five million bottles of fizz in 2015 alone, Aldi is fast becoming the UK’s go-to retailer when it comes to sparkling wine. The Chalk Valley Quality English Sparkling Wine will help to cement this reputation with shoppers and will be an exciting boost to its popular offering, which includes the International Wine Challenge award winning Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut, £10.99 and Crémant du Jura, £7.49.
 
The Chalk Valley Quality English Sparkling Wine is a high quality, dry and refreshing wine full of citrus aromas, a hint of flora and brioche, thanks to a higher percentage of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes than some English sparklers. It has a creamy texture, long, zesty finish and finely balanced acidity which is sure to prove popular with Aldi’s fizz fans.
 
John Worontschak, Head Winemaker at Denbies Wine Estate, comments: “We’ve been making the finest English wines on the Denbies Estate since 1986 and are delighted to have had the opportunity to work alongside Aldi to create an exclusive blend, making the very best of English sparkling wine accessible to all.”
 
Tony Baines, joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying, comments
“The English sparkling wine market is booming as more and more Brits are recognising it as a world class product, worthy of going head to head with the finest Proseccos and Champagnes.
 Our buying teams have listened to this increasing consumer demand and we are proud to introduce the top quality ‘Chalk Valley Quality English Sparkling Wine’ to wine drinkers nationwide.” 
 
Denbies Chalk Valley Quality English Sparkling Wine will be available online at aldi.co.uk and in selected stores nationwide from 2 October, priced at £14.99, available while stocks last.  
 
[1] Winner of ‘Supermarket of the Year’ and ‘Multiple Wine Retailer of the Year’ ‘at  Drinks Retailing Awards 2016
[2]  4 in 5 people think we should support our local food producers according to a YouGov Omnibus 2015 report ‘Locally Sourced Produce’ conducted on behalf of East of England Co-op, 21 September 2015
[3] 11% of Brits said that English wine was the best in the world according to poll of 2,000 consumers, published by The Grocer, August 2016
26
Sep

Aldi announces new £300m store refresh alongside record sales

  • Sales grow by £812m to a record £7.705bn – twice their level just three years ago
  • Customer numbers increase by 761,000 – 13.9m households now shopping at Aldi
  • Biggest-ever customer listening exercise leads to new £300m investment in UK stores – new format designed to enhance shopper experience and showcase quality
  • Fastest-growing sales in premium-quality Specially Selected range, fresh meat and baby and toddler
  • Investment of margin to maintain price leadership results in 1.8% dip in operating profit
  • Plans for 1,000 UK stores by 2022 on track with 70 new sites scheduled for 2017
  • British-sourced products increase from 69% to 77% of total sales as suppliers vote Aldi best supermarket for compliance with industry code of practice 

Aldi, the 2016 Grocer of the Year and Britain’s lowest-priced[1] and fastest-growing[2] supermarket, has announced record results for its last financial year alongside a major new £300m investment in its UK stores.
 
Sales in the UK and Ireland reached £7.705bn in the year to 31st December 2015 (2014: £6.893bn), a year-on-year increase of 12%. During the same period, sales in the UK grocery sector grew by just 0.4%[3].
 
The performance, which equates to an extra £68m of sales every month, means Aldi has doubled revenues in just three years (2012: £3.891bn).
 
In 2015, the grocer attracted 761,000 new customers[4] in the UK, boosting market share by 15.3%[5] - the largest increase in the sector. Aldi’s share of the UK grocery market now stands at a record high of 6.2%[6].
 
Aldi said its strongest-performing categories included its premium tier of award-winning Specially Selected products, which enjoyed a sales increase of 20% in 2015 compared with 2014, fresh meat and fish (+23%), fresh produce (+18%) and its Exquisite wine range (+20%). Sales of its Mamia nappies grew by 29%, making it the UK’s second biggest-selling brand.
 
The supermarket, which operates 785 stores in the UK and Ireland, said its continued investment in quality was being recognised by consumers and the industry, with over 280 awards won this year – twice the rate of 2015. 
 
The business, which is privately-owned, also announced a landmark investment in its UK store portfolio over the next three years.
 
The new format includes newly-designed fixtures for beers, wines and spirits, fresh produce and baby and toddler, as well as a new food-to-go fixture. Each store will also benefit from a significant increase in chill space, underlining the growth of Aldi’s fresh ranges.
 
Other improvements include new in-store colours to signpost categories, signage focusing on quality, range and provenance, and product-specific lighting.
 
It is expected that over 100 stores will be refurbished in 2017 with elements already being introduced into new stores this year.
 
It said it would also open 70 new stores in the UK during 2017 – adding to its existing 659-strong portfolio - as part of its plan to reach 1,000 by 2022.
 
Matthew Barnes, Chief Executive Officer – Aldi UK and Ireland, said: “Aldi has continued to win the trust of millions of new customers thanks to a single, simple and unbroken promise – to provide the very best quality products at prices that cannot be beaten. This explains our performance and underpins our investment. 
 
“More recently, we’ve completed our largest-ever customer listening exercise, involving over 50,000 shoppers across our stores and via our Like Aldi Tell Aldi online portal. The overwhelming message was clear: our customers love the quality of our products, our commitment to low prices and the efficiency of our stores, but they want to shop our fresh produce, fresh meat and fish, food-to-go and award-winning wines more easily.
 
“We’ve listened and we’re evolving our format for new and existing stores to deliver this, while staying true to our core principle of efficiency.”
 
The supermarket, which renewed its sponsorship of Team GB to 2020 earlier this year, said it had also continued to increase the number of products sourced from British suppliers, which accounted for 77% of total sales last year (2014: 69%). All of Aldi’s core range of fresh meat, eggs, milk, butter, cream and bakery are now British-sourced.
 
The business was also ranked the best-performing supermarket for compliance with the Groceries Supply Code of Practice for the third year running, following a survey of over 1,000 food and drink suppliers by industry watchdog, the GCA.
 
Matthew Barnes added: “Our promotion of British-sourced products, our relationships with British suppliers and our support for Team GB demonstrate our pride in Britain and our commitment to providing the very best quality British food.
 
“At the same time, we continue to deliver on our promise that whenever you shop at Aldi, you are paying the lowest prices in grocery. That is true today and it always will be.”
 
Last year, the business invested £536.2m of capital expenditure in opening new stores and improving its distribution network in the UK and Ireland, bringing total investment over the past five years to £1.662bn. 
 
Aldi said its future capital expenditure plans are unaffected by the UK’s decision to leave the EU. The group will continue to make substantial investments to enhance its operations across the UK. These include enlarging two existing distribution sites, redeveloping its UK head office in Atherstone, Warwickshire, and opening a new distribution centre in Cardiff early next year.    
 
The group said its ongoing investment in price was made possible by the continuing strength of its balance sheet, which had net assets of £2.077bn at the end of 2015.
 
Operating profits fell 1.8% to £255.6m in 2015 (2014: £260.4m), which Aldi said reflected its continued investment in prices. So far this year the supermarket has cut prices on 30% of its products.
 
Matthew Barnes concluded: "We’re doing what I have always said we would do – investing our margin to maintain a significant price advantage over our competitors, keeping Aldi the lowest-price supermarket in Britain with outstanding quality products.
 
“This is the secret behind the bond we enjoy with our customers and it is why people keep coming back to Aldi, time and again. Regardless of what competitors may say or do, our price advantage will be maintained and our customers will always pay the lowest grocery prices in the UK.
 
“During the past five years we have invested close to £1.7bn in the UK by opening more stores than any other supermarket and enhancing our distribution capabilities. Our future capital expenditure plans are unchanged – we will continue to make significant investments in our business - paying our employees more than any other supermarket, treating our suppliers fairly and delighting our customers daily with outstanding quality products at unbeatable prices.”  
 
-ENDS-
 
Notes
 
[1] The Grocer 33, published 11th August 2016
[2] Kantar Worldpanel data, 12 weeks to 11th September 2016
[3] Kantar Worldpanel data, 52 weeks to 3 January 2016
[4] Kantar Worldpanel data, 52 weeks to 3 January 2016
[5] Kantar Worldpanel data, 52 weeks to 3 January 2016
[6] Kantar Worldpanel data, 12 weeks to 11 September 2016
 
For further information:
 
Chris Hopper
Citypress
T: 0161 235 0317
M: 07740 936 746
E: chris.hopper@citypress.co.uk
 
Mark Lester
Citypress
T: 0161 235 0302
M: 07540 047 832
E: mark.lester@citypress.co.uk
 
[1] The Grocer 33, published 11th August 2016
[2] Kantar Worldpanel data, 12 weeks to 11th September 2016
[3] Kantar Worldpanel data, 52 weeks to 3 January 2016
[4] Kantar Worldpanel data, 52 weeks to 3 January 2016
[5] Kantar Worldpanel data, 52 weeks to 3 January 2016
[6] Kantar Worldpanel data, 12 weeks to 11 September 2016
17
Sep

Aldi fly the flag for British meat Aldi sustains 100% British commitment despite declines amongst the Big Four

Recent figures published ahead of British Food Fortnight (17th September – 2nd October 2016) have highlighted Aldi’s commitment to providing customers with 100% British beef and lamb despite notable declines in competitor supermarkets, including Tesco and Asda who are both selling less British beef than a year ago (-9% and -5% respectively).
 
The results, published in the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) annual Beef and Lamb Watch study*, follows a survey of 2,000 Brits** which revealed that 88% of shoppers feel it is important to buy British. 
 
Despite the UK’s huge appetite for locally sourced meat, AHDB’s findings show that three out of the Big Four supermarkets are failing to offer 100% British beef and lamb - see full findings below.
 
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said: “Our 100% British beef and lamb proposition underpins our long-term commitment to British Farming. For over 26 years, we’ve  built long-term relationships with British farmers and producers. We don’t believe that sourcing British should mean that our customers should pay more, and we are immensely proud to offer the best of British, at unbeatable everyday low prices.”
 
Aldi was the first major supermarket to sign the NFU Fruit & Veg Pledge and has shown its continued commitment to Back British Farming by signing up to the NFU’s Back British Farming Charter last year.
 
In a recent poll conducted by Aldi, 45% of British grocery shoppers were amazed to find out that Aldi sources the majority of its produce from British producers.
The discount supermarkets  fresh meat range – including lamb, beef, pork, chicken and turkey – is 100 per cent British, Red Tractor Farm Assured and includes award-winning products such as Aldi Appleby's Slow Cooked Minted Lamb Shoulder which won silver at this year’s prestigious Grocer Own Label Awards.
 
Notes to editors:
*Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) annual Beef and Lamb Watch Country of Origin study
**Survey was carried out by Censuswide between the dates of 26.08.2016-30.08.2016, with 2,021 respondents
 
See below Aldi’s inspirational British Red Tractor recipe ideas to liven up your meals for British Food Fortnight: 
 
·         https://www.aldi.co.uk/beef-and-pepper-stir-fry/p/000000007532100
·         https://www.aldi.co.uk/roast-pesto-chicken/p/000000031859000
·         https://www.aldi.co.uk/mallory-pork/p/000000031853900
16
Sep

Great value gluten-free Specialbuys return to Aldi

Finding high quality, great tasting gluten-free food at unbeatable prices just got easier as Aldi brings back its popular range of Specialbuys.
 
Following the success of Aldi’s gluten-free range during Coeliac Awareness week in May, the discount supermarket is reintroducing a variety of zero-gluten products which include cereals, snacks and ready meals.
 
The range includes leading brands such as Nestle and Illumi and will be available in stores nationwide from Sunday 18th September, while stocks last.
 
Start your gluten-free day the right way with Nestle Go Free Coco Rice (£2.39), Honey Flakes (£1.99) or Has NO…Gluten Free Organic Porridge (£1.89).  Keep energy levels high throughout the day with Trek Protein Bars (75p) or Yushoi Multipack Snapea Rice Sticks (99p), a light and crispy savoury baked sticks made from green peas and rice.
 
For something more filling, the hearty Ilumi Ready Meals (£1.99) and Pouch Soups (99p) are ready to heat and serve for quick and easy meals. Finally, those with a sweet tooth can enjoy treats including Scott’s Gluten Free Muffins (£1.29), Aldi Specially Selected All Butter Cookies (£1.29) or rich and deliciously chewy Raw Cacao Gluten-Free Brownie Bars (£2.49).
 
To make it simpler for customers to identify gluten-free products in store, the discount supermarket will be adding the Crossed Grain symbol - the national product certification - to core range products that contain zero gluten.  Further developments are being made to extend the range in store and will include Aldi’s Specially Selected Sausages from mid-September, which will be available in Pork, Lincolnshire, Cumberland and Chipolata amongst others.
 
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said: “There is no doubt that this news will be welcomed by customers and we’re confident that our range of products will support our customers in meeting their dietary and lifestyle needs whilst offering generous savings.”
 
For more information on the gluten-free range at Aldi and to find other products that are suitable for a gluten-free diet and delicious recipe ideas, visit www.aldi.co.uk/specialdiets/gluten.
 

Product information
 
Nestle Go Free Coco Rice – £2.39, 460g (73805)
Nestle Go Free Honey Flakes – £1.99, 500g (73804)
Goody Good Stuff Sweets Cola Breeze – 99p, 100g (73445)
Feel Free Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Mix – £1.29, 265g (70793)
Specially Selected Meringue Nests – 99p, 8 pack (64796)
Yushoi Multipack Snapea Rice Sticks – 99p, 6x21g (69535)
Scott’s Gluten Free Muffins – £1.29, 6 pack (73442/73443)
Has NO…Gluten Free Organic Porridge – £1.89, 500g (71315)
Trek Protein Bars – 75p, 55g (73446&) Choose from Peanut Power or Cocoa Chaos
Organic & Gluten Free Crackerbread – 69p, 130g (73533)
Gullon Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies – 69p, 130g (71715)
Snowballs – 99p, 200g (73866)
Kinnerton Just Chocolate – 99p, 85g (73328)
Seabrook Lattice Hand Cooked Crisps – 99p, 120g (69009) Available in Farmhouse Cheddar & Onion or Sea Salt & Red Wine
Specially Selected All Butter Cookies – £1.29, 150g (71708) Available in Quadruple Chocolate or White Chocolate & Cranberry
Raw Cacao Brownie Bar – £2.49, 105g (70566) Available in Peanut, Maca Bliss or Raspberry & Goji
Ilumi Ready Meals – £1.99, 250g (69397) Available in Kerala Chicken Curry, Beef in Black Bean Sauce, Chicken Za’atar and Beef Casserole
Ilumi Pouch Soups – 99p, 250/300g (69394) Available in Tomato & Red Pepper, Spicy Butternut Squash, Tom Kha Gai and Pea & Pancetta
Has No Gluten Free Spaghetti/Fusilli – 99p, 500g (71270)
These are Specialbuy products available in Aldi stores from 18th September 2016, while stocks last.
15
Sep

Bundles of baby essentials for less at Aldi

Raising a child can cost parents a small fortune, but luckily for cash-conscious families Aldi launching an extensive range of great-value Specialbuys baby products. Whether it’s terrific toys for toddlers or cute bodysuits for babies, Aldi has everything parents need to completely kit out their little ones – available in stores and online on Thursday 22nd September.

Mums and dads can hear every gurgle, giggle or cry with this quality Mamia By Hush Comfort Baby Monitor (£24.99), featuring a convenient Talk Back feature and a choice of soothing lullabies, so parents can comfort their baby from another room. The device includes a sensor to monitor the temperature of a baby’s room, providing parents with peace of mind as their little one dozes off to la-la land.

Babies will dream deeply with this Compact Cot Package (£59.99), coming with an easy-to-assemble compact cot, together with an essential flow mattress. The mattress features a fibre pad and micro holes in the cover to keep kids cool, as well as a breathable hypo-allergenic cover for ultimate comfort. Feeding time couldn’t be easier with Aldi’s great-value High Chair (£29.99) which is  available in a fun elephant  or chevron design and has a padded adjustable seat to make meals all the more comfy for those hungry tummies.

Little ones can be strapped in safely with Aldi’s Child Car Seat (£39.99), which encompasses a 5-point safety harness and side impact protection to keep parents’ minds at ease. Comfort is key on long car rides, which is why the height adjustable head rest is perfect for children even up to 12 years old.

The Toddler Reins Backpack (£7.99) will keep toddlers in sight during adventures outdoors with the removable parent safety reins and a nifty grab handle. Available in quirky designs such as a penguin, lion, unicorn, elephant and butterfly, this backpack is both fun and easy to use with a zipped top (suitable for ages 1 – 3 years).

Kids can be whizzed around in style with Aldi’s Speed Buggy (£34.99), with swivel wheels for a smooth and agile journey. Whatever the weather, little ones will be kept covered and comfy with a detachable canopy and adjustable back and foot rest (suitable for ages 0-15 months). Parents can always be prepared using Aldi’s quality Baby Change Bag (£19.99), with a waterproof inner lining and a handy insulated bottle compartment to keep milk warm on the go.

Aldi’s has a selection of entertaining and engaging toys, appropriate for tiny tots through to growing toddlers. Ranging from Baby Bath Toys (£2.99) and Baby Pram Toys (£4.99) for the little ones, to Play-Doh Single Can (£0.79), Toy Trolley With Bricks (£12.99) or Julia Donaldson Activity Books (£2.99) for the more mature bookworms.  

Little boys and girls will look adorable in Aldi’s collection of super soft, excellent quality clothes, with everything from the essential Baby Bodysuits 3 Pack (£2.99) and Infants Tights (£2.49) to great-value Baby Leggings And Joggers 2pk (£3.99) and Children's Character Long Sleeved Top (£3.99). What’s more, at the end of their jam packed, activity filled day, pop it all into the Baby Soft Storage Tub (£9.99), which comes in a range of pretty pastel colours and playful prints.

Aldi’s Baby range is available in stores nationwide and online on 22nd September but be quick, as with all Specialbuys, once it’s gone it’s gone!

Aldi’s Baby range is available in stores and online on 22nd September and available while stocks last
Product Description Price
Compact Cot Package £59.99
Child Car Seat £39.99
Speed Buggy £34.99
High Chair £29.99
Mamia By Hush Comfort Baby Monitor £24.99
Baby Change Bag £19.99
Cot Mobile £17.99
2 Way Footmuff £14.99
Kids Tableware Set £14.99
Easy Fit Bedguard £14.99
Clock £12.99
Baby Safety Gate £12.99
Toy Trolley With Bricks £12.99
Play Mat £9.99
Children's Cutlery Set £9.99
Cot Bed Duvet Set £9.99
Baby Soft Storage Tub £9.99
Body Pillow £9.99
Children's Splash Suit £9.99
Baby Toy £7.99
Toddler Reins Backpack £7.99
Cot Bed Duvet Cover Set £6.99
Feeding Bottles 4 Pack £5.99
Nappy Stacker £5.99
V Shaped Pillow £5.99
Luxury Baby 3d Blanket £4.99
Baby Pram Toys £4.99
Baby Sleepsuits 3 Pack £4.99
Children's Character Long Sleeved Top £3.99
Baby Leggings And Joggers 2pk £3.99
Toddlers Shoes And Boots £3.99
Step Stool / Potty / Training Seat £3.99
Childrens Snuggle Cushion £3.49
Hooded Baby Towel With Wash Mit £2.99
Baby Bodysuits 3 Pack £2.99
Julia Donaldson Books £2.99
Floor Puzzle £2.99
Muslin Cloths 3pk £3.29
Fitted Jersey Cot Sheet £2.99
Baby Bath Toys £2.99
Infants Tights £2.49
Baby Socks 5 Pack £2.49
Avent Soothers £2.49
Cellular Blanket With Satin Edge £2.49
Warming Plate/ Suction Bowl £2.49
4 Months+ Cup £2.49
Nuby Flip It Cup / Easy Pop Up Cup £1.99
Milk Powder Dispenser, Snack Pot, Bottle Brush £1.69
Star Paws Sticker Books £1.49
Julia Donaldson Activity Books £1.49
Play-Doh Single Can £0.79
 
 
15
Sep

Ride off into the sunset with Spoketacular deals from Aldi

Aldi’s hotly anticipated Cycling and Pro-Cycling ranges are wheeling their way back into store this September, returning better than ever before. With a wide selection of new and improved clothing and accessories for casual and commuter riders, as well as high performance pro-cycling gear for the more serious cyclist. The range will be rolling into stores and online on 29th September and available while stocks last.
 
The Garmin Edge 810 (£179.99) is an advanced touchscreen cycling GPS, suitable for use both on and off the road and features a whole host of features designed for a keen cyclist. Compatible with NT+™ heart rate, speed/cadence and power sensors, this multifunction device is a virtual training partner, interactive map, weather forecast and more, all in one neat, lightweight package.
 
Ideal for those who want to keep their fitness up when the wet weather becomes too much to bear, Aldi’s Fluid Turbo Trainer (£69.99) offers a quiet and smooth ride and is suitable for bikes with an axle width of between 150 - 210mm. Delivering a realistic ride feel, this compact trainer features a sturdy base and adjustable resistance.
 
Pro-Cycling
No keen cyclist should be without Aldi’s high spec Performance Cycling Jersey (£29.99) and  glow in the dark print  Performance Bib-Tights (£29.99). Ideal for layering and made from quality fabric with built in moisture zones, these high performance garments will help cyclists stay comfortable during longer journeys in unpredictable weather.
 
Combine these Heavy Duty Overshoes (£14.99) with a pair of Waterproof Socks (£12.99) to maintain dry feet no matter the weather. Complete with reflective detail for maximum visibility in adverse conditions, these textured overshoes feature water repellent zips.
 
Keep hands warm and dry with these breathable Waterproof Lobster Gloves (£7.99). Made from a  windproof and waterproof membrane and featuring 3M Thinsulate™ protection, these functional gloves are perfect for winter rides and chilly morning commutes.
 
Cycling
A must for regular cyclists, Aldi’s Insulating Cycling Jacket (£19.99) features YKK zips as well as elasticated cuffs and hem, elongated back hem and reflective detail for added safety.
 
Cycle safely as the days grow darker and visibility becomes limited with an ultra-bright Aluminium COB Bike Light (£12.99), Reflective Bands (£1.99) and Bike Helmet Light (£2.99). Water resistant and with a variety of lighting modes, these COB lights come with universal mounting brackets and a Micro-USB cable for easy recharging.
 
Stay on top of bike maintenance with Aldi’s quick and easy to assemble Bike Stand (£29.99), Bike Maintenance Spray (£1.99) and Muc-Off (£3.99), vital for prolonging a bike’s life and ensuring personal safety. Aldi’s High Pressure Pump (£14.99) will make a useful addition to any garage and features a stable alloy base and wooden handle with dual head for all valve types.
 
Aldi’s Cycling and Pro-Cycling ranges are available in stores nationwide and online on 29th  September but be quick because as with all Specialbuys, once it’s gone it’s gone!

Aldi’s Cycling range is available in stores and online on 29th September and available while stocks last
Description Price
Garmin Edge 810 £179.99
Fluid Turbo Trainer £69.99
Bike Stand £29.99
M/L Insulating Cycling Jacket £19.99
M/L Winter Cycling Jacket £16.99
High Pressure Pump £14.99
Men's Cycling Tights £13.99
Ladies Cycling Tights £13.99
Aluminium COB Bike Lights £12.99
M/L Full Zip Cycling Jersey £12.99
M/L Half Zip Cycling Jersey £9.99
Front & Rear Led Bike Lights £9.99
Cycling Leg/Arm Warmers £7.99
M/L Seamless Cycling Base Layer £6.99
Winter Cycling Gloves £4.99
Muc-Off £3.99
Bike Helmet Light / Bike Tail Lights £2.99
Multi Sports Neck Warmer £2.99
Ergonomic Cycling Socks £2.99
Reflective Bands £1.99
Bike Maintenance Spray £1.99
 
 
Aldi’s Pro-Cycling range is available in stores and online on 29th September and available while stocks last
Description Price
M/L Performance Bib Tights £29.99
M/L Performance Cycling Jersey £29.99
Heavy Duty Overshoes £14.99
Waterproof Socks £12.99
M/L Waterproof Lobster Gloves £7.99
 
15
Sep

Festive favorites at Aldi

Whether you’re planning the ultimate Christmas get-together with friends or preparing for a cosy night in in front of the fire, Aldi’s range of top quality winter drinks is sure to get the tastebuds tingling. From wines to whiskies, you can trust Aldi to keep the drinks flowing throughout the festive season without breaking the bank.
 
Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut
Single bottle £10.99 / Case of six £65.94
Available in stores and online now
Toast to the start of the festive season with Aldi’s multi award-winning Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut. It features toasty brioche notes, a bouquet of ripe apple flavours, floral hints and soft red fruits. Enjoy a flute of this fizz with Aldi’s Specially Selected Chaource Cheese £2.29 , to give it the high quality pairing it deserves.
 
The Exquisite Collection Clare Valley Riesling
Single bottle £6.99 / Case of six £41.94
Available in stores and online now
Aldi’s popular, award winning Clare Valley Riesling is packed full of aromas of green apple, lime and grapefruit; the ideal partner for a hearty, homemade dish on a cold winter’s day. You’ll love the subtle hints of tangerine which give this wine a mouth-watering finish.
 
The Exquisite Collection Malbec
Single bottle £5.99 / Case of six £35.94
Available in stores and online now
The Exquisite Collection Malbec has hearty notes of plum, blackberries and subtle hints of violet. It’s ideal to enjoy in front of the fire with friends for the ultimate, relaxing night in.
 
Gluhwein
Single bottle £4.99
Available in stores and online from 2nd October
Aldi’s Gluhwein is a delicious blend of red wine and spices, sure to be enjoyed by drinkers, even on the coldest of days. With a special blend of cinnamon, oranges and lemons, it truly brings Christmas to the palate.  
 
Fletcher’s Ruby Port
Single bottle £6.19
Available in stores and online now
Fletcher’s Ruby Port is the ideal partner in crime for a deliciously rich pudding, like Aldi’s Specially Selected Cheesecake, £3.99. Soft and velvety with an intensely fruity flavour, what better time than Christmas to break open and savour this special tipple.
 
40 Year Old Tawny Port
Single bottle £29.99
Available in stores and online from 2nd October
Indulge in a glass of Aldi’s 40 Year Old Tawny Port as an after dinner treat, or paired with Aldi’s Yorkshire Blue Cheese, £2.29. The nutty, aged port matches the rich cheese perfectly for a fruity, savoury match.
 
Highland Black 8 Year Old Whisky
Single bottle £12.99
Available in stores only
This multi-award winning whisky boasts notes of citrus and vanilla, with ripe fruit and rich malt flavours. Try it with Aldi’s Specially Selected Epoisses Cheese, £2.29; the pungent flavours of the cheese sit wonderfully next to the smoky, honeyed whisky, with notes of light pineapple.
 
Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin
Single bottle £9.99
Available in stores
Light, with a touch of juniper, Aldi’s famous Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin has a clear, crisp and complex flavour, ideal for mixing up the ultimate gin and tonic. This is sure to be a popular tipple at the Christmas party.
 
Great British Brewing Co. Red Rye IPA Ale
Single bottle £0.99
Available in selected stores now
Aldi’s Red Rye IPA Ale is light and fruity with slightly sweet hints. With subtle notes of pine and citrus fruits, passion fruit and peaches, this easy-drinking ale is ideal for enjoying at a festive get together with friends.
 
Full product list:
·         Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut, £10.99
·         The Exquisite Collection Clare Valley Riesling, £6.99
·         The Exquisite Collection Malbec, £5.99
·         Gluhwein, £4.99
·         Fletcher’s Ruby Port, £6.19
·         40 Year Old Tawny Port, £29.99
·         Highland Black 8 Year Old Whisky, £12.99
·         Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin, £9.99
·         Red Rye IPA Ale, £0.99
·         Specially Selected Chaource Cheese £2.29
·         Specially Selected Large Cheesecake , £3.99
·         Yorkshire Blue Cheese, £2.29
·         Epoisses Cheese, £2.29
8
Sep

Aldi launches new Everyday Amazing campaign to share more of the Aldi story

(8th September - Consumer) 
  • The campaign reflects growing UK trend towards buying premium, responsibly sourced foods
  • Nearly a third of the UK dines on steak at home fortnightly
  • 88% feel it’s important to buy British and support local producers
  • 62% don’t want to be charged a premium on locally sourced food and produce
 
Aldi has unveiled a new television advertising commercial entitled ‘Everyday Amazing’.  The commercial is part of a new integrated campaign that marks a new positioning for the retailer, showing there is so much more to Aldi than what many already associate with the brand – quality food at unbeatable low prices.  The campaign outlines more of the unique ways in which Aldi does business as it relates to the ethical ways it runs its supply chain, sourcing and treats employees.
 
Coming out of the champion performance of its Team GB partnership, in which Aldi laid the foundations for its British sourcing standards, the work extends Aldi’s storytelling to aspects including employee wellbeing, fairness and responsible sourcing standards, which is increasingly as important as value in modern shoppers’ minds.
 
Maintaining the humorous style the supermarket has become synonymous with, it features a new end line ‘Everyday Amazing’ which details surprising ‘coffee table’ facts about Aldi’s way of doing business, whilst also bringing a smile.  These include the fact that Aldi sells over 22,000 free range chickens a week in the UK; that Aldi sells enough Champagne to launch 3,000 ships every day; that it’s Specially Selected Scottish Salmon is RSPCA Assured, and was voted by UK suppliers as the fairest supermarket to do business with. What’s more, Aldi was also the first UK supermarket to sign the National Farmers Union Fruit & Veg Pledge.
 
The new campaign launches at a time when Brits are embracing a new found love for gourmet, responsibly sourced items.  New independent research* by the discount supermarket shows that 30% of the UK now dines on steak fortnightly; with other premium items also featuring more regularly in the weekly shopping basket, including Prosecco and smoked salmon as well as  soft cheeses, berries and avocados.
 
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said: “UK shopper expectations are higher than ever before – and rightly so.  At Aldi UK, we’re proud to have been offering customers exceptional quality, ethically sourced products at unbeatable everyday low prices for more than 25 years.”
 
The survey of over 2,000 consumers reveals that nearly one-third have changed their shopping behaviour and now buy more premium foods than 12 months ago. Aldi sales data** which shows an uplift on premium foods like Prosecco (116%) and Specially Selected Smoked Salmon (261%) over the same period. 
 
The research also confirms that UK consumers are becoming increasingly savvy with how they shop.  60% of shoppers admitted to being attracted by consistent everyday low prices, rather than being enticed by promotion-led special offers, with one in ten feeling bamboozled by price cuts.  As much as 74% of shoppers are sceptical about price reductions with concerns about being offered poorer quality foods and producers being squeezed coming top of mind. 
 
With Team GB’s success still ringing in our ears, allegiance to supporting British remains strong, with   88% considering it to be important to buy British and 62% feeling that it is unfair to be charged a premium on locally sourced food and produce.  
 

Notes to editors: 
 
*Survey was carried out by Censuswide between the dates of 26.08.2016-30.08.2016, with 2,021 respondents
 
** Aldi Sales Data
 
Prosecco  
Sales period
31/08/2015
2,082
28/08/2016 2,405
  116% rise
   
Specially Selected Smoked Salmon
Sales period
 
30/08/2015
2,468
30/08/2016 6,449
  261% rise
   
 
8
Sep

Aldi signals stepchange with Everyday Amazing campaign that shares more of the Aldi story

  • New TVC and integrated campaign marks new direction for the discount supermarket
 
(8th September 2016 - Trade), Aldi is set to unveil a new television commercial, entitled ‘Everyday Amazing’, which will screen during Emmerdale at 7.15pm. The commercial is part of a new integrated campaign that marks a new positioning for the retailer, showing there is so much more to Aldi than what many already associate with the brand – quality food at unbeatable low prices. The campaign outlines more of the unique ways in which Aldi does business as it relates to the ethical ways it runs its supply chain, sourcing and treats employees.
 
Coming out of the champion performance of its Team GB partnership, in which Aldi laid the foundations for its British sourcing standards, the work extends Aldi’s storytelling to aspects including employee wellbeing, fairness and responsible sourcing standards, which is increasingly as important as value in modern shoppers’ minds.
 
Maintaining the humorous style the supermarket has become synonymous with, it features a new endline ‘Everyday Amazing’ which details surprising ‘coffee table’ facts about Aldi’s way of doing business, whilst also bringing a smile.  These include the fact that Aldi sells over 22,000 free range chickens a week in the UK; that Aldi sells enough Champagne to launch 3,000 ships every day; that its Specially Selected Scottish Salmon is RSPCA Assured, and was voted by UK suppliers as the fairest supermarket to do business with. What’s more, Aldi was also the first UK supermarket to sign the National Farmers Union Fruit & Veg Pledge.
 
Adam Zavalis, Marketing Director at Aldi UK, said: “This is more than just a strapline; this is what sits behind how we have been doing business for over 25 years in the UK. Whilst we’ve fuelled phenomenal growth in the category, even many of our shoppers are unaware of all that sits behind our headline low prices. This is our next step in a long line of behaviours to address that.”
 
Having shown that it can’t and won’t be beaten on price, Aldi’s new integrated campaign underlines the discount retailer’s increasingly wide appeal to UK shoppers as a go-to destination for high quality, responsibly sourced goods. 
 
Ronan Hegarty, news editor, The Grocer, said: “Aldi has established itself as a serious player in the UK grocery market by offering low prices for award winning products. This latest campaign looks to assure shoppers over the provenance of these products and Aldi’s treatment of its suppliers and staff. It could well prove a catalyst for shoppers who have been sceptical of these in the past to give Aldi a go now.”
 
- Ends -
 
 Credits
·         Exec Creative’s – Dave Price, Neil Lancaster
·         TV producer – Lucy Moore
·         Account Director – Laura McKinlay
·         Directors – Stylewar
·         Production Company – Smuggler 
8
Sep

Save ‘dough’ with Aldi

Knead a baking treat? Discount supermarket Aldi has the answer.  With Britain’s favourite bakers showcasing their skills this week, you may well be inspired to leap off your sofa and fling flour across your  worktop faster than Mel and Sue can say “Get set, bake!”
 
From baking essentials to the perfect Cucina Mozzarella & Herb Focaccia, Aldi has everything you need to help you rise to the challenge .  Whether your bread making skills lack the air needed or you want to try your hand at a bun or two, Aldi has tips, recipes and products for every baker.

Former Great British Bake Off finalist, Holly Bell, shares her do’s and do(ugh)n’ts  with Aldi for the budding bread-maker.  Follow her lead for bread to leave Paul Hollywood speechless.
 
·         Add yeast and salt to the flour at different sides of the bowl, as salt inactivates yeast, which can lead to a flat loaf. 
·         Always add flavourings such as cinnamon, garlic and onion after the first prove as they can stop your dough from rising as fast.

But, if your loaves are less tiger and more Grumpy Cat, have no fear - Aldi is offering shoppers an average saving of 51% on delicious doughy treats compared with Waitrose1.

Village Bakery Craft White Bloomer – 99p, 800g (54596)
This is a core product, available in selected Aldi stores nationwide.
 
Specially Selected Brioche Burger Buns – 75p, 4 pack (62279)
This is a core product, available in selected Aldi stores nationwide.
 
Specially Selected Hand Plaited Brioche Loaf – £1.49, 500g (66929)
This is a core product, available in selected Aldi stores nationwide.
 
Cucina Rosemary and Garlic Focaccia – £1.39, 2x150g (44594)
This is a core product, available in selected Aldi stores nationwide.

Fresh Sage and Herb Tear and Share Bread
Serves: 6 people
Prep time: 40 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
 
·         300g The Pantry Strong White Flour
·         7g Pouch The Pantry Dried Yeast
·         185ml Warm Water
·         1 tsp The Pantry Caster Sugar
·         100g The Cheese Emporium Grated Mature Cheddar Cheese
·         30ml Solesta Extra Virgin Olive Oil
·         1 Merevale Large Egg, whisked
·         5g Stonemill Sage
·         5g A Hint Of… Fresh Basil Leaves
·         5g A Hint Of… Fresh Parsley
·         ¼ tsp Stonemill Salt
·         8ml British Milk
·         2lb The Pantry Loaf Tin
·         20g The Pantry Strong White Flour (extra for dusting)
·         Solesta Sunflower Oil
·         Stonemill Sea Salt
·         Stonemill Black Pepper
 
Put 150g flour, the yeast, sugar and warm water in a bowl – mix well until you have a thick batter.
 
Cover with some cling film and put somewhere warm for 30 minutes, until frothy.
 
Finely chop the herbs and whisk the egg.
 
Add the other 150g flour, cheese, herbs, salt, whisked egg and the olive oil to the yeast mixture and mix well.
 
Using the extra flour, turn the dough out onto a work surface, then knead the dough for about 8 minutes until it is no longer sticky.
 
Slightly oil a bowl with some sunflower oil, then put in the dough, cover with cling film and allow to prove in a warm place for about 20 minutes.
 
Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Slightly oil the loaf tin.
 
Turn the dough out onto the work surface and punch and knead for a couple of minutes.
 
Divide the mixture into 6 and shape into balls; put them along the bottom of the prepared loaf tin.
 
Cover with some cling film and put in a warm place to rise for 20 minutes.
 
Remove the film and brush the top gently with the milk.
 
Season the top with some sea salt and black pepper.
 
Bake for 30/35 minutes until golden, then serve hot or cold.
 
 
 
Notes to Editor:
 
 
[1] Savings based on prices as of Monday 5th September 2016.  Waitrose prices taken from Waitrose.com.
    Aldi Waitrose    
  Product The Village Bakery Traditional White Bloomer  Waitrose White Bloomer  Price difference  Percentage saving per serving 
Bloomer loaf Retail £0.99 £1.30 £0.31  
  Price per 100g £0.12 £0.16 £0.04 25%
           
Brioche burger bun Product Specially Selected Brioche Burger Burns Heston for Waitrose Brioche Burger Buns     
  Retail £0.75 £1.39 £0.64  
  Quantity 4 2    
  Price per serving  £0.19 £0.70 £0.51 72%
           
Plaited brioche loaf  Product Specially Selected Plaited Brioche Loaf Waitrose Hand Plaited Brioche Loaf, 400g    
  Retail £1.49 £2.50 £1.01  
  Price per 100g £0.29 £0.62 £0.33 53%
           
Herb foccacia  Product Cucina Rosemary and Garlic Focaccia Waitrose Rosemary and Sea Salt Focaccia    
  Retail £1.39 £1.75 £0.36  
  Price per 100g £0.46 £0.87 £0.41 54%
1
Sep

Celebrate Halloween with some spook-tacular drinks from Aldi

If you’re planning to throw a devilishly good party this Halloween, or spend the fright night indoors with a scary movie, then why not take a look at Aldi’s terror-ific range of beers, wines and spirits.
 
Brothers Toffee Apple Cider - £3.79 (4 x 275ml)
 
Treat your party guests to this seasonal cider. A delicious blend of cream soda and smouldering toffee flavours, this is the perfect crowd-pleaser and great for getting into the Halloween sprit.
 
Available in stores nationwide from 16th October 2016
 
Bellucci Amaretto Liqueur £4.39 (50cl)
 
Enjoy Aldi’s delicious almond liqueur over ice, to sweeten up a cocktail or to accompany a rich chocolate dessert.
 
In stores nationwide now
 
Highland Black 8 Year Old Scotch Whisky £12.99 (70cl)
 
This fang-tastic, full-bodied whisky is the perfect treat for your fright night. A delicious blend of Scotland’s finest grain and malt whiskies, it boasts rich malt flavours, a smooth flow and a long fruit-filled finish.  This award-winning whisky is matured in matured in oak casks for a minimum of 8 years.
 
In stores nationwide now
 
Wychwood Dunkel Fester £1.25 (Size 500ml)
 
Dunkel is a smooth, dark-brown ale with a hint of toffee; perfect for the spookiest time of year.
 
Available in stores nationwide from 16th October 2016
 
Toro Loco Superior £3.49 (75cl)
 
If you’d prefer to spend your Halloween on the sofa with a scary movie, do it with Aldi’s fresh and fruity Toro Loco Superior. Full of strawberries, redcurrants and black cherries with a hint of white pepper, this wine is frightfully good!  Enjoy with red meats, tomato-based pasta or a cheese of your choice.
 
In stores nationwide now and online at aldi.co.uk
1
Sep

Make your house a home with Aldi's new Specialbuy ranges

Shoppers can welcome in the new season and give their home a makeover with Aldi’s new Specialbuys Autumn Home and Bedroom ranges. This great selection of stylish home essentials go into stores nationwide and online on 15th and 18th of September but, once they’re gone, they’re gone!
 
 Autumn Bedroom – 15th September
There is nothing quite like snuggling into a comfortable bed after a long day and Aldi’s Memory Foam Mattress Toppers (from £29.99) are a great-value way to create maximum relaxation.  Designed to ease back pain, Memory Foam toppers soften with body heat, ensuring that pressure points are always supported. What’s more, the topper also helps prolong the life of a mattress.
 
A bedroom touch-up wouldn’t be complete without new bedding. This Quilted Bedspread (£14.99 / £19.99) is available in two sizes (double and king size) and comes in eight appealing designs. Aldi’s 180 Thread Count Printed Duvet Sets (from £7.99) are perfect for  giving the bedroom that luxury look this season and are available in seven eye- catching autumnal designs.
 
Aldi’s functional yet stylish faux leather Large Storage Pouffe (£14.99) is an excellent addition to every boudoir. Available in black or brown and doubling up as a comfortable seat, this quality piece of furniture comes at a great price and is easy to assemble. This attractive piece of furnishing is also available in a smaller size at a great-value price of just £8.99.
 
Autumn Home – 18th September
A living room revamp doesn’t need to cost the earth this autumn, with Aldi’s gorgeous range of co-ordinated curtains, rugs and soft furnishings. Add a splash of colour to the sofa with these Decorative Cushions (£5.99 each) that feature elegant piped edging and removable covers, perfect for keeping clean in a family home.
 
Keep the atmosphere warm and cosy without breaking the bank with Aldi’s Hopsack Curtains, available in 90 X 90 inches (£34.99) or 66 X 72 inches (£24.99). This Hopsack Bean Cube (£14.99) looks great in the sitting room as an extra seat or even an ultra-stylish foot rest. Available in blue, grey, green, indigo or teal, it looks great paired with a fleecy Super Soft Throw (£7.99), a colourful addition to the home.
 
With a home that looks so sophisticated and on-trend, it is important to know that it will stay clean and tidy. Ideal for hallways and entryways, Aldi’s Washable Runner (£5.99) and Washable Mat (£2.99) come in a choice of two smart designs.
 
Aldi’s Specialbuys Autumn Bedroom and Home ranges are available in stores nationwide and online on 15th and 18th September but be quick, as with all Specialbuys, once it’s gone it’s gone!

 

Aldi’s Autumn Bedroom range is available in stores and online on 15th September and available while stocks last

Description Price
King Size Memory Foam Topper £39.99
Double Memory Foam Topper £34.99
Single Memory Foam Topper £29.99
King Quilted Bedspread £19.99
Double Quilted Bedspread £14.99
Large Storage Pouffe £14.99
King Duvet Feels Like Down £12.99
King 180 Tc Duvet Set £12.99
Double 180 Tc Duvet Set £9.99
Pocket Sprung Pillow £9.99
Double Feels Like Down Duvet £9.99
Small Storage Pouffe £8.99
Single 180 Tc Duvet Set £7.99
Memory Foam Plus Pillow £7.99
Single Feels Like Down Duvet £7.99
Flocked Coat Hangers £3.49
2 Feels Like Down Pillow Protectors £2.79
 
 
Aldi’s Autumn Home range is available in stores and online on 19th September and available while stocks last
Description Price
Hopsack Curtains 90 X 90” £34.99
Contemporary Rug £29.99
Hopsack Curtains 66 X 72” £24.99
Hopsack Bean Cube £14.99
Super Soft Throw £7.99
Large Cushion £5.99
Decorative Cushion £5.99
Washable Runner £5.99
Washable Mat £2.79
 
1
Sep

Aldi takes the Great British biscuit off

Week two in Britain’s favourite tent saw the humble biscuit take centre stage.  But what if you lack the engineering skills of Andrew? Or Candice’s sticky ginger cake carpet seems out of reach? Perhaps your decoration is a little less Selasi and a little more Val?  If this sounds like you, fellow Great British Bake Off finalist Holly Bell shares her fail proof recipe for Ginger Nut Cookies that are sure to impress even toughest judge!

If you’re not quite ready to create your very own gingerbread mansion, start with the ever faithful Ginger Nut Cookie.

Ginger Nut Cookies
Serves: 6 people
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes

Ingredients
70g Walnuts (57803)
115g The Pantry Self Raising flour (49601)
115g The Pantry Plain Flour (49599)
200g Soft Brown Sugar (53592)
100ml Solesta Mild Olive Oil (41476)
20ml Grandessa Honey (43762)
1 Large Egg, beaten (44407)
1 flat tsp Stonemill Ground Ginger (59990)
1 flat tsp Stonemill Cinnamon (59988)

Method
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
Roughly chop the ginger into small pieces.
Chop the walnuts into small pieces. In a bowl, combine the sugar, beaten egg, honey and oil, then add the flour, ginger, walnuts and spices and mix well.
Divide the mixture into 24 pieces, shape into a round and flatten slightly.
Place on greased baking trays, with room between to spread.
Bake for about 12 minutes until golden brown – transfer from the baking sheets onto a baking rack to cool.
Whirling in a Viennese nightmare?  Fake it until you can bake it with Aldi’s crunchy biscuit offering:

Belmont Ginger Nut biscuits – 25p, 300g (43320)
This is a core product and available in all stores.

Memento Half Coated Fruit & Nut Cookies – 99p, 200g (47523)
This is a core product and available in all stores.

Memento White Chocolate and Cranberry Luxury Cookies – 99p, 200g (71592)
This is a core product and available in all stores.

Specially Selected All Butter Stem Ginger Cookies – £1.25, 200g (62697)
This is a core product and available in all stores.

For more Aldi’s recipes visit: aldi.co.uk/recipes.
25
Aug

Aldi offers gourmet bank holiday BBQ for less

  • Aldi’s gourmet British cheese burger challenges ‘premium’ supermarket offering
  • Discount supermarket set to save customers up to 60 per cent* on gourmet burger
  • August bank holiday set to be perfect for a barbeque as temperature reach record highs[1]
Don’t put those barbeques away just yet! With one last foray of sunshine expected this August Bank holiday, Aldi is offering shoppers a saving of up to 60 per cent* to create the perfect gourmet burger.

With temperatures during the long weekend being dubbed perfect barbeque weather - and set to beat July’s peak of 33.5oC - customers can dine alfresco with family and friends and enjoy some of this seasons barbeque favourites, including the classic cheeseburger, all for as little as £1.88 per head!

Created using British angus burgers and locally produced cheese, Aldi’s exceptionally low priced, great value gourmet burger will challenge competitor supermarkets’ whose premium ranges can cost almost double.

This gourmet British cheeseburger made with Aldi’s Specially Selected Angus Gourmet Burgers (£1.99), Aldi’s Specially Selected Long Clawson Mature Blue Stilton (£1.45), topped with red onion (59p) and baby gem lettuce (55p) and sandwiched between Specially Selected Luxury Brioche Buns  (75p) will have family and friends asking for more! Saving shoppers a sizzling hot 48%**, there will be smiles all round!

 Aldi will also be offering Wagyu Rump Steak and Smokey Barbeque South African Free Range Ostrich Steak both for a scorching £4.99 each on sale from 25th August, while stocks last, so be quick because when it’s gone, it’s gone!

 Add vegetarian options to the barbeque menu without breaking the bank with Lyttos Halloumi (£1.39), a perfect meat alternative that everyone can enjoy. Pack them full of flavour by creating kebabs; start by grilling the halloumi on skewers, add vegetables of your choice and enjoy them whilst basking in sun.  Quorn Sausages (£1.49) offer a meaty taste; swap the gourmet burgers for sausages for a great tasting alternative to the burger.
 
For more information about Aldi’s award-winning products, please visit aldi.co.uk.
 
Notes to editor:
 
    Aldi Waitrose  
Gourmet Burgers Product Specially Selected Angus Gourmet Burgers   Waitrose 2 Aberdeen Angus beef steak burgers  
Retail £1.99 £4.99  
Weight  340g  270g  
Price per 100g £0.58 £1.84  
Price per serving £0.99 £2.49  
Premium cheese Product Specially Selected Blue Stilton   Waitrose creamy blue Long Clawson mature Stilton cheese  
Retail £1.45 £1.49  
Weight 220g  150g  
Price per 100g £0.65 £0.99  
Price per serving based on 50g serving £0.33 £0.50  
Brioche Product Specially Selected Luxury Brioche Burger Buns   Heston from Waitrose brioche burger buns  
Retail £0.75 £1.39  
Quantity Pack of 4  Pack of 2  
Individual price (price per serving) £0.19 each £0.70  
Onions Product Red Onions  Waitrose red onions  
Retail £0.59 £0.87  
Weight / Quantity 1kg  (approx seven) 3 in pack  
Price per 100g £0.06 per 100g n/a  
Price per serving pased on 1 onion Approx £0.09 each £0.29 each  
Lettuce Product Little Gem Lettuce Waitrose Duchy Organic little gem lettuce  
Retail £0.55 £1.60  
Quantity 2 pack minimum 2  
Individual price (price per serving) £0.28 each £0.80 each Saving
  Total £5.33 £10.34 £5.01
  Price per seving  £1.88 £4.77 £2.89

*Cost per serving is 60.59 per cent less at Aldi when compared to Waitrose
**Total cost of Aldi purchase is 48 per cent less than Waitrose
 
Prices accurate as of 10.08.16
Prices calculated pro-rata by weight for gourmet burgers and blue stilton cheese, individual prices have been given for items per pack
Comparisons of the products shown only. Prices could vary, prices from Waitrose sourced from website
 
 
Product information:
Specially Selected Wagyu Rump Beef Steak – £4.99, 8 ounces, 227g
Smokey Barbeque South African Free Range Ostrich Steak – £4.99       
These are Specialbuy products, available in all Aldi stores from Thursday 25th August 2016, while stocks last.
 
Little Gem Lettuce –55p, 2 pack
Red Onions – 59p, 1KG
Specially Selected Brioche Burger Buns – 75p, 4 pack
Specially Selected Blue Stilton – £1.45, 220g
Specially Selected Angus Gourmet Burgers – £1.99, 340g 
Lyttos Halloumi – £1.39, 225g 
Quorn Sausages - £1.49, 328g
 
[1] www.theweatheroutlook.com
25
Aug

Aldi raises the 'steaks' with Wagyu rump staeak for under £5

Following the successful launch of Aldi’s premium Wagyu Rib Eye and Sirloin steaks for Father’s Day, the discount supermarket is claiming its ‘steak’ as the largest retailer of Wagyu by offering foodie customers, with a penchant for premium, the chance to get their hands on Specially Selected Wagyu Rump steaks for under £5.
 
Widely thought of as the best (and priciest) beef in the world, Aldi is making this superior meat both affordable and accessible to customers for a limited time only and while stocks last on 25th August, just in time for the bank holiday.

With prices of Wagyu at top London restaurants being set staggeringly high, customers can get this delectable beef steak for a fraction of the price with Aldi’s Specially Selected Wagyu Rump Beef Steak, on sale for just £4.99 for 227g (8oz).

Over the last 12 months discount supermarket Aldi has branched out by selling a number of Wagyu lines including Specially Selected Rib Eye, Specially Selected Sirloin Steaks and more recently Specially Selected Wagyu Beef Burgers, which customers rushed to stores for.  Over 3,000 Waygu burgers were sold per hour across the UK indicating its growing popularity with customers.

Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said, “Wagyu beef has proven very successful with our customers and we are delighted to  offer Wagyu Rump Steaks for under £5.
“Aldi are continuing to offer premium quality products at everyday low prices, allowing customers to make substantial savings on luxury products without compromise.”

Aldi Specially Selected Wagyu Steaks come from cattle that are both outdoor reared and 100% grass-fed on open New Zealand pastures, unlike Wagyu cattle raised in other countries, such as Australia and America. The rearing of the beef gives the meat a distinctive rich flavour and texture, with good marbling coverage, allowing the steak to become tender and succulent when cooked.

Demand is expected to be unprecedented and a limit of two steaks per purchase has been placed to ensure that as many customers as possible get to enjoy this very special meat.

The Specialbuy Wagyu Rump steaks are available in stores, throughout the UK, from Thursday 25th August, while stocks last.

Product information:
Specially Selected Wagyu Rump Beef Steak – £4.99, 8 ounces, 227g  
This is a Specialbuy product, available in all Aldi stores from Thursday 25th August 2016, while stocks last. 
25
Aug

Orange you glad for Aldi

Bake Off is back and on last night’s episode, the judges sent the amateur bakers ‘wobbling’ as they attempted to master the British classic, Jaffa Cakes!
 
The first episode showed contestants battling it out to recreate the citrus favourite and for some the pressure in the tent rose to boiling point as they deliberated over the delicate preparation of jelly and sponge.
 
However, Aldi shoppers can rest assured that while they fine tune their baking skills, they can stock up on all the ingredients at Aldi for less than £5.
 
Try this:
 
Make sure your topping is smooth and uniform with a choice of Aldi’s Dairyfine Milk Chocolate (79p) or keep it classic with Dairyfine Dark Chocolate (79p).
 
Which way to place the sponge? It’s a question that stumped the bakers. Whatever way you decide, make sure you are stocked up with plenty of Aldi’s The Pantry Caster Sugar (99p), British Unsalted Butter (79p) and that all-important The Pantry Self-Raising Flour (45p). Large eggs are preferred when making a batch so why not try Aldi’s Large Free Range Eggs (89p).
 
The all-important jelly filling is what makes the Jaffa Cake so iconic and Aldi’s Orange Jelly (29p) will ensure your zesty centre is delightful, whilst keeping costs low.
 
If firing up the oven doesn’t appeal to you, why not fake your bake, buying Aldi’s Belmont Jaffa Cakes (89p)?
 
That’s it bakers, now all you have to worry about is crumbs in your tea if you’re a dipper like Paul.
 
For more Aldi’s recipes visit: aldi.co.uk/recipes.
 
Products
Orange Jelly– 29p, 135g (62464+)
Caster Sugar – 99p, 1KG (49427+)
Unsalted Butter – 79p, 250g (2470)
Large Free Range Eggs – 89p, 6 pack (44407)
Self-Raising Flour – 45p, 1.5KG (49601+)           
Milk Chocolate – 79p, 200g (43202)
or
Dark Chocolate – 79p, 200g (43199+)  
Basket total: £4.20
Belmont Jaffa Cakes – 89p, 300g (7694+)          
Notes to editor:
Ingredients based on Mary Berry’s recipe: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/mary_berrys_jaffa_cakes_58695
25
Aug

Aldi reveals UK wine capitals

  • The Wine Retailer of the Year reveals UK wine habits with Wine Map of Great Britain
  • Sauvignon Blanc emerges as nation’s favourite wine style
  • Glasgow is the top location for Prosecco, London is home of Champagne
 
Discount supermarket Aldi has today released its first ever Wine Map of Great Britain, revealing the nation’s wine capitals and confirming that we are a nation of Sauvignon Blanc fanatics.
 
The Wine Retailer of the Year[1] launched its popular eCommerce site, aldi.co.uk, early in 2016 and completed a data deep dive into its first 16,000 transactions, revealing its 13 most popular wine styles and the regions from which these styles come from. The data revealed that Sauvignon Blanc takes the coveted position of Britain’s most popular wine style, finishing ahead of the UK’s favourite sparkling wine from north-eastern Italy, Prosecco and the UK’s preferred red, Malbec, which took third place.
 
As UK Prosecco sales are soaring, with annual supermarket sales up 34 per cent to £345 million, Aldi’s wine experts have revealed that Glaswegians are on trend as the UK’s Prosecco aficionados, whilst Londoners plump for a full Champagne flute.
 
Tonbridge emerged as the UK’s home of Gavi, while East Anglian shoppers in Norwich opt for a glass of smooth Shiraz and wine-lovers in Reading are most inclined to snap up the classic dry white, Chablis, with its fresh citrus characteristics. Edinburgh was the capital for Malbec, a red wine with plump dark fruit flavours and a smoky finish.
 
Shoppers in the Midlands proved they have the UK’s most diverse taste palate. Wine drinkers in Leicester like to raise a glass of Rioja, Birmingham wine buffs show a penchant for a chilled Rosé, while folk in Nottingham enjoy the fruity tones of Rosé Champagne and Coventry consumers plump for a ruby red Pinot Noir.
 
Tony Baines, joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying, comments: “Our expert buying team know exactly what makes the UK tick when it comes to wine and we’re delighted to be able to share our insight. Despite the dominance of Sauvignon Blanc, we are more experimental than ever in our choices, with shoppers regularly trying new grapes and niche styles of wine.
 
“Aldi’s philosophy is to make quality wine accessible to all, whatever the budget. We can see the influence this has had on our customers who now demonstrate a great knowledge and understanding about wine in their wine choices and feedback. We expect consumers to keep trading up to more premium wines and for new, less well known variations of wine to become more prominent in the next five years as consumers become even more discerning.”
 
The launch of the wine map follows the launch of limited edition wines into Aldi’s range for its Wine Festival in August. Each wine was cherry-picked by Aldi’s wine buying team to introduce consumers in the UK to some of the most famous winemaking regions across the world, representing the very best wines from 5 continents and 14 different countries.
 
Aldi cemented its reputation as market leaders with significant award wins at the 2016 Drinks Retailing Awards where Aldi was crowned ‘Supermarket of the Year’, ‘Multiple Wine Retailer of the Year’ and awarded ‘Drinks Buying Team of the Year’. The retailer was also named as the best place to buy beers, wines and spirits at the 2015 Harpers Awards.
 
-ENDS-
 
See below for a full list of grape varieties and wine regions where Aldi sell the highest proportion of each of its wine styles:
  • Chablis – Reading
  • Chardonnay – Liverpool
  • Champagne - South West London
  • Rosé Champagne - Nottingham
  • Rosé - Birmingham
  • Gavi - Tonbridge
  • Malbec - Edinburgh
  • Pinot Noir - Coventry
  • Prosecco - Glasgow
  • Riesling - Chelmsford
  • Rioja - Leicester
  • Rosé Malbec - Ipswich
  • Sauvignon - Newcastle
  • Shiraz – Norwich
 
The nation’s top 10 favourite wine styles:
1.       Sauvignon Blanc
2.       Prosecco
3.       Malbec
4.       Shiraz
5.       Pinot Noir
6.       Chardonnay
7.       Rosé
8.       Rioja
9.       Gavi
10.     Champagne
 
[1] Drinks Retailing Awards – winner of Supermarket of the Year and Multiple Wine Retailer of the Year
25
Aug

PROST! Aldi introduces five new German beers for Oktoberfest 2016

The world’s largest beer festival is fast approaching and as millions of revellers prepare to flock to Munich for Oktoberfest, discount supermarket Aldi is stocking its shelves with five specially chosen German beers to bring the celebrations home.
 
UK beer-lovers can get into the festival spirit with the range of quality beers at pocket friendly prices, in store from 15th September.
 
Schwaben Brau Das Schwarze
Single bottle £1.79, 500ml
This dark and sumptuous beer is jet black in colour and laced with subtle flavours of roasted chocolate and coffee for a truly delectable finish. With a taste inspired by Pilsner, Germany’s most popular beer style, drinkers can enjoy a rich flavour with a bitter edge.
 
Schwaben Brau Das Naturtrube
Single bottle £1.79, 500ml
Pilsner fans will also enjoy Das Naturtube, which is infused with a pleasant hop-like aroma. The beer has a natural cloudiness and is unfiltered for a more intense flavour.
 
Schwaben Brau Das Helle
Single bottle £1.79, 500ml
A traditional German lager, Das Helle has a mild, herbal hoppiness. With an underlying slight malty taste, the lager will give drinkers a true taste of Germany.
 
Schwaben Brau Volksfestbier
Single bottle £1.79, 500ml
Light and golden in colour, Volksefestbier has a softer taste than more traditional German Pilsners. The subtle flavours are a perfect accompaniment to a relaxed night in with friends.
 
Schwaben Brau Das Weizen
Single bottle £1.79, 500ml
For a fruitier finish, Das Weizen gives beer fans something a bit different. Mildly aromatic, this cloudy wheat beer is a great companion for evenings in the garden.
 
Full product list:
  • Schwaben Brau Das Schwarze (500ml), £1.79
  • Schwaben Brau Das Naturtrube (500ml), £1.79
  • Schwaben Brau Das Helle (500ml), £1.79
  • Schwaben Brau Volksfestbier (500ml), £1.79
  • Schwaben Brau Das Weizen (500ml), £1.79
18
Aug

Aldi to launch premium champagne skincare range

  • PREMIUM SPARKLING GRAPE SKIN CARE RANGE GOES ON SALE 9TH OCTOBER
  • CONTAINS THE FINEST, ACTIVE SKIN CARE INGREDIENTS
  • SKIN HYDRATION INCREASES WHILST WRINKLE DEPTH DECREASES AFTER 28 DAYS
  • LIMITED SPECIALBUY RANGE AVAILABLE IN STORE AND ONLINE – CUSTOMERS LIMITED TO TWO OF EACH PRODUCT
 
This October, Aldi will launch the Cuvée Royal Collection - a brand new, luxury anti-ageing skincare range, which combines the very finest active ingredients with the latest high-tech research.
Containing a precious sparkling grape extract from France, the revolutionary products offer several strong anti-ageing components including the innovative dermis activator, QT40.

The Lacura Cuvée Royal Collection – featuring four must-have products - is the ultimate treat for women of all ages set to revitalise skin and will also make a perfect gift for Christmas. Each product contains the highest quality royal grapes which are naturally gifted with highly effective components for youthful and firm looking skin. Teamed with QT40, which helps to refine facial contours and improve skin elasticity, the range offers a truly unique skin care experience.

Included within the range is the Lacura Cuvée Royal Intensive 24HR Cream Mousse, which has been proven to dramatically increase skin hydration by up to 37 per cent, while the Lacura Cuvée Royal Luminous Serum Concentrate has been found to significantly decrease wrinkle appearance after 28 days of use.
 
The dermatologically tested Lacura Cuvée Royal Neck & Décolleté Mousse has also been put to the test and has been found to significantly increase skin smoothness whilst increasing skin hydration by 38 per cent.

The Lacura Cuvée Royal Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar will complete the range and will feature 24 mini beauty surprises for beauty belles to enjoy in the run up to Christmas Day.

Demand is set to be high as this exclusive Lacura Cuvée Royal Collection launches as a Specialbuy on 9th October. It will be available in-store and feature online at aldi.co.uk for a limited time only.
Aldi’s Lacura range is becoming increasingly popular and has received huge recognition following the unprecedented success of its Lacura Caviar Illumination Collection last year.  The collection, which contained the powerful, anti-ageing caviar extract, was one of Aldi’s most successful Specialbuys of 2015.

Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi UK comments: “Following the overwhelming demand for the Lacura Caviar Collection in 2015, we are extremely pleased to be launching Lacura Cuvée Royal, a premium quality skincare range, available across our stores and online at aldi.co.uk this Autumn.

“Premium quality is at the forefront of all Aldi Lacura products. Using the highest quality ingredients, the Lacura Cuvée Royal range is perfect for customers looking for a quality skincare regime without the high-end price tag.”

The Lacura Cuvée Royal Intensive 24HR Cream Mousse, Lacura Cuvée Royal Neck & Décolleté Mousse, Lacura Cuvée Royal Luminous Serum Concentrate and Lacura Cuvée Royal Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar will retail from £7.99 to £19.99, and will be added to the retailer’s popular Lacura beauty range on 9th October as a Specialbuy.

Shoppers are encouraged to get their products early to avoid disappointment, because once they’re gone, they’re gone!
18
Aug

Super savings as Aldi launches new student Specialbuy ranges

Savvy students can kit out their accommodation with quality homewares and electricals on a student budget this September thanks to Aldi’s affordable Student Kitchen and Student Home ranges.

Featuring a wide selection of quality products, students will find everything they need to make halls a home, in stores and online from 1st September and available while stocks last.

Student Kitchen

With personal fridge space often at a premium, Aldi’s Table Top Fridge (£49.99) is certain to be a popular choice this term. With a spacious 17L capacity and A+ energy efficiency rating, this great value fridge is available in black or white and would be a welcome addition to any student kitchen.

Keen cooks can kit out their kitchen with Aldi’s great value Double Hot Plate (£19.99) and Mini Oven (£19.99). Increasing the cooking facilities with these great gadgets means it couldn’t be easier to whip up a storm for bigger groups of friends.

 Aldi’s Student Kettle and Toaster Twin Pack (£15.99) features a two-slice toaster with an adjustable browning control and removable crumb tray for easy cleaning. What’s more, savvy students keen to complete the set can also pick up 3 Piece Coloured Saucepans (£9.99) and Colourful Knives Set (£3.99)  all of which are available in a selection of bright colours.

With a selection of other essentials from a handy One Egg Frying Pan (£1.99) and set of Stackable Mugs/Stackable Bowls (£4.99) to the all-important Kitchen Brush Set (£1.99) and Washing Up Bowl (£1.49), students can find everything they need to fly the nest in style, without breaking the bank.
 
Student Home

This nifty Mini-Vacuum Cleaner (£29.99) will take the hard work out of cleaning with its powerful 110W motor and 4 LED lights for greater visibility in dark corners.  With a ‘wet nozzle’ attachment for sucking up liquids, upholstery brush, crevice nozzle and universal nozzle, this handheld vacuum cleaner will prove itself invaluable.

Those enjoying their first taste of independence can personalise their space with Aldi’s Bobble Rug (£14.99), Pom Pom Throw (£8.99) and matching Pom Pom Cushion (£4.99). Available in a selection of colours including green, pink and blue.

With a lack of suitable storage often an issue in university halls, Aldi’s Rattan Effect 4 Drawer Tower (£14.99), Rattan Effect 27L Storage Box (£6.99) and Rattan Effect Underbed Storage Boxes (£7.99) will make light work of clutter, enabling students to keep a tidy bedroom and focus on their studies.

Brighten up the bathroom with these Bath Towels/2 Pack Hand Towels (£3.99) and  matching Chenille Bath Mat (£5.99), before hanging them out to dry on Aldi’s useful 3 Tier Expanding Airer (£12.99).

With all the basics including a Complete Bed Set Double (£14.99) and Sleeper Pillows (£2.99) available from 1st September, students need not worry about being unprepared for university when everything they need is available at unbeatable prices from Aldi.

Aldi’s Specialbuys Student Home and Student Kitchen ranges are available in stores nationwide from 1st September and to pre-order online at www.aldi.co.uk from 25th August but be quick, as with all Specialbuys, once it’s gone it’s gone!

Aldi’s Student Kitchen range is available in stores and online on 1st September and available while stocks last
Description Price
Table Top Fridge £49.99
Double Hot Plate £19.99
Mini Oven £19.99
Student Kettle and Toaster Twin Pack £15.99
3 Piece Coloured Saucepan £9.99
Lunch Tote £4.99
Stackable Mugs/Stackable Bowls £4.99
Student Cutlery Set £4.99
3 Piece Sieve Set £4.99
Flask & Hydration Bottle £3.99
Oven Dish £3.99
Colourful Knives Set £3.99
Grill And Oven Tray £3.99
Terry Tea Towels 5 Pack £3.49
Wok £3.49
Chip And Pizza Tray £2.99
24cm Coloured Frying Pan £2.99
Mini Wok £2.49
Mixing and Measuring Jug £2.49
One Egg Frying Pan £1.99
Kitchen Brush Set £1.99
Sandwich Box / Snack Box £1.79
Kitchen Gadgets £1.49
Kitchen Tools Assortment £1.49
Washing Up Bowl £1.49
 
 
Aldi’s Student Home range is available in stores and online on 1st September and available while stocks last
 
Description Price
Mini-Vacuum Cleaner £29.99
Bobble Rug £14.99
Complete Bed Set Double £14.99
Rattan Effect 4 Drawer Tower £14.99
3 Tier Expanding Airer £12.99
Duvet & Pillow Set Single £12.99
Pom Pom Throw £8.99
Rattan Effect Underbed Storage Boxes £7.99
Sandwich Maker £7.99
Rattan Effect 27L Storage Box £6.99
Chenille Bath Mat £5.99
Pom Pom Cushion £4.99
Double Quilted Mattress Protector £4.99
Shaped Cushion £4.99
Bath Towel/2 Pack Hand Towel £3.99
Single Quilted Mattress Protector £3.99
Sleeper Pillows £2.99
 
18
Aug

Aldi toasts worlds best wine regions with wine festival range

This summer, Aldi is launching a new and unique range of limited edition wines from the world’s greatest wine regions. Available online and in stores nationwide from 21st August while stocks last, the Aldi Wine Festival collection is comprised of a superb line-up of Old and New World reds and whites with wines from five continents and 14 different countries representing some of the most famous winemaking regions. Affordably priced between £4.99 and £8.99, the range is exciting and wonderfully drinkable, with a variety of tastes and flavours that offers something for every occasion.

Mayoral Reservado Syrah Cabernet
Produced in Jumilla, Spain
Case of six £38.94/single bottle £6.49
Available from 21st August in stores and online
A majestic, full bodied red wine with an immense character, Mayoral Reservado is the perfect accompaniment to red meats fresh from the barbecue. Bold and luscious, this Spanish Cabernet gives you complex aromas of sweet black and stone fruits combined with coffee notes.

Nonius Estate Feteasca Neagra Shiraz
Produced in Viile Timisului, Romania
Case of six £32.94/single bottle £5.49
Available from 21st August in stores and online
If you like your reds velvety smooth then this ruby red Romanian Shiraz will be the wine for you. An intensely fragrant bouquet of fruit and spice notes, the Feteasca Neagra grape in this shiraz produces flavours of an almost Italian character. Match this wine with pasta dishes and cooked meats.

Amigo Secreto Syrah-Carignan
Produced in Valle del Rapel, Chile
Case of six £41.94/single bottle £6.99
Available from 21st August in stores and online
An organic wine from one of South America’s most respected and innovative biodynamic producers, this deep ruby red Syrah combines fresh cherry aromas with a touch of cassis, chocolate and spice. The carefully selected organic grapes give this wine a full body and a rich acidity that leaves you with an elegant wine that pairs perfectly with pork dishes.
 
Edition Fritz Keller Pinot Noir
Produced in Baden, Germany  
Case of six £38.94/single bottle £6.49
Available from 21st August in stores and online
Germany’s finest pick of seasonal fruits are combined in this Pinot Noir to give you a wine packed with mouthwatering flavours. Experience notes of ripe cherries, fleshy raspberries and red-fruited plums and pair this perfect picnic tipple with roast chicken, salmon and light cheeses.
 
Leaf Plucker Sauvignon Blanc
Produced in the Coastal Region, South Africa
Case of six £41.94/single bottle £6.99
Available from 21st August in stores and online
Produced by one of South Africa’s top Sauvignon Blanc makers, this wine has a beautifully concentrated palate and an incredible freshness. With aromas of Guava, citrus and honeysuckle, Leaf Plucker owes its developed complexity and fresh subtle green flavours to its skin & barrel fermentation and of course the grape’s extended exposure to sunlight, courtesy of the leaf plucking sheep, making this a Sauvignon like no other.
 
Single Vineyard Vermentino
Produced in South Eastern Australia
Case of six £38.94/single bottle £6.49
Available from 21st August in stores and online
Looking for a refreshing zesty white? Look no further than this single vineyard Vermentino from South East Australia. Its fresh, ripe lime, lemon and tropical aromas make this steely green tinted white a hit with wine lovers everywhere.
 
Callia Alta Torrontes
Produced in San Juan, Argentina
Case of six £32.94/single bottle £5.49
Available from 21st August in stores and online
Experience a taste of South America with this bright, refreshing white. With delicate aromas of oranges and white tropical flowers, this wine is perfectly balanced with a gentle sweetness and makes an unbeatable accompaniment to spicy Asian cuisine or summer plates of salmon or tuna.
 
Furmint
Produced in the Tokaji Region, Hungary
Case of six £35.94/single bottle £5.99
Available from 21st August in stores and online
Consistently championed by connoisseurs, the Hungarian Furmint grape creates an incredibly exciting, deliciously dry white wine. Enjoy as an aperitif and savour the crisp and fruity characteristics, fresh on the nose with apples, apricots and a hint of honey. Served alongside salads, smoked dishes and grilled meats, this unique wine will delight any dinner guest.
 
Full product list:
o    Encosta Da Viñha; Dão, Portugal - £4.99 (2015)
o    Punta de Lobos Malbec; Colchagua Valley, Chile - £6.99 (2014)
o    Domaene Wachau Grüner Veltliner; Wachau, Austria - £6.99 (2015)
o    Palmento Nero d’Avola; Sicily, Italy - £5.99 (2015)
o    Single Vineyard Vermentino; South Eastern Australia - £6.49 (2015)
o    Nonius Estate Feteasca Neagra Shiraz; Viile Timisului, Romania - £5.49 (2015)
o    Mayoral Reservado Syrah Cabernet; Jumilla, Spain - £6.49 (2015)
o    Leaf Plucker Sauvignon Blanc; Coastal Region, South Africa - £6.99 (2016)
o    Verdicchio Dei Castelli di Jesi Classico; Marche, Italy - £5.49 (2015)
o    Edition Fritz Keller Pinot Noir; Baden, Germany - £6.49 (2014)
o    Cairanne Côtes du Rhône; Villages, France - £6.99 (2014)
o    Callia Alta Torrontés; San Juan, Argentina - £5.49 (2015)
o    De Bortoli G.S Pinot Noir; Yarra Valley, Australia - £7.49 (2015)
o    Jan & Johan Old Vines Cinsault; Paarl, South Africa - £5.99 (2014)
o    Punta de Lobos, Sauvignon Blanc; Casablanca Valley, Chile - £6.99 (2015)
o    Edition Fritz Keller Riesling; Baden, Germany - £5.99 (2015)
o    Gloria Reserva Tinta Roriz; Douro, Portugal - £5.99 (2014)
o    Artisan Gewürztraminer; Tasmania, Australia - £8.99 (2015)
o    Amigo Secreto Syrah-Carignan; Valle del Rapel, Chile - £6.99 (2015)
o    Furmint; Tokaji Region, Hungary - £5.99 (2015)
o    Meadowhawk Cellars Zinfandel; California, USA - £6.99 (2014)
o    Nikau Point Reserve Syrah; Hawkes Bay, New Zealand - £6.99 (2014)
o    La Baume Viognier; Languedoc-Roussillon, France - £7.99 (2015)
o    Roodeberg Reserve ‘Bordeaux Blend’; Western Cape, South Africa - £6.99 (2014)
o    Ashwood Estate Pinot Gris; Gisborne, New Zealand - £6.49 (2014)
18
Aug

Aldi toasts worlds best wine regions with wine festival range

This summer, Aldi is launching a new and unique range of limited edition wines from the world’s greatest wine regions. Available online and in stores nationwide from 21st August while stocks last, the Aldi Wine Festival collection is comprised of a superb line-up of Old and New World reds and whites with wines from five continents and 14 different countries representing some of the most famous winemaking regions. Affordably priced between £4.99 and £8.99, the range is exciting and wonderfully drinkable, with a variety of tastes and flavours that offers something for every occasion.

Mayoral Reservado Syrah Cabernet
Produced in Jumilla, Spain
Case of six £38.94/single bottle £6.49
Available from 21st August in stores and online
A majestic, full bodied red wine with an immense character, Mayoral Reservado is the perfect accompaniment to red meats fresh from the barbecue. Bold and luscious, this Spanish Cabernet gives you complex aromas of sweet black and stone fruits combined with coffee notes.

Nonius Estate Feteasca Neagra Shiraz
Produced in Viile Timisului, Romania
Case of six £32.94/single bottle £5.49
Available from 21st August in stores and online
If you like your reds velvety smooth then this ruby red Romanian Shiraz will be the wine for you. An intensely fragrant bouquet of fruit and spice notes, the Feteasca Neagra grape in this shiraz produces flavours of an almost Italian character. Match this wine with pasta dishes and cooked meats.

Amigo Secreto Syrah-Carignan
Produced in Valle del Rapel, Chile
Case of six £41.94/single bottle £6.99
Available from 21st August in stores and online
An organic wine from one of South America’s most respected and innovative biodynamic producers, this deep ruby red Syrah combines fresh cherry aromas with a touch of cassis, chocolate and spice. The carefully selected organic grapes give this wine a full body and a rich acidity that leaves you with an elegant wine that pairs perfectly with pork dishes.
 
Edition Fritz Keller Pinot Noir
Produced in Baden, Germany  
Case of six £38.94/single bottle £6.49
Available from 21st August in stores and online
Germany’s finest pick of seasonal fruits are combined in this Pinot Noir to give you a wine packed with mouthwatering flavours. Experience notes of ripe cherries, fleshy raspberries and red-fruited plums and pair this perfect picnic tipple with roast chicken, salmon and light cheeses.
 
Leaf Plucker Sauvignon Blanc
Produced in the Coastal Region, South Africa
Case of six £41.94/single bottle £6.99
Available from 21st August in stores and online
Produced by one of South Africa’s top Sauvignon Blanc makers, this wine has a beautifully concentrated palate and an incredible freshness. With aromas of Guava, citrus and honeysuckle, Leaf Plucker owes its developed complexity and fresh subtle green flavours to its skin & barrel fermentation and of course the grape’s extended exposure to sunlight, courtesy of the leaf plucking sheep, making this a Sauvignon like no other.
 
Single Vineyard Vermentino
Produced in South Eastern Australia
Case of six £38.94/single bottle £6.49
Available from 21st August in stores and online
Looking for a refreshing zesty white? Look no further than this single vineyard Vermentino from South East Australia. Its fresh, ripe lime, lemon and tropical aromas make this steely green tinted white a hit with wine lovers everywhere.
 
Callia Alta Torrontes
Produced in San Juan, Argentina
Case of six £32.94/single bottle £5.49
Available from 21st August in stores and online
Experience a taste of South America with this bright, refreshing white. With delicate aromas of oranges and white tropical flowers, this wine is perfectly balanced with a gentle sweetness and makes an unbeatable accompaniment to spicy Asian cuisine or summer plates of salmon or tuna.
 
Furmint
Produced in the Tokaji Region, Hungary
Case of six £35.94/single bottle £5.99
Available from 21st August in stores and online
Consistently championed by connoisseurs, the Hungarian Furmint grape creates an incredibly exciting, deliciously dry white wine. Enjoy as an aperitif and savour the crisp and fruity characteristics, fresh on the nose with apples, apricots and a hint of honey. Served alongside salads, smoked dishes and grilled meats, this unique wine will delight any dinner guest.
 
Full product list:
o    Encosta Da Viñha; Dão, Portugal - £4.99 (2015)
o    Punta de Lobos Malbec; Colchagua Valley, Chile - £6.99 (2014)
o    Domaene Wachau Grüner Veltliner; Wachau, Austria - £6.99 (2015)
o    Palmento Nero d’Avola; Sicily, Italy - £5.99 (2015)
o    Single Vineyard Vermentino; South Eastern Australia - £6.49 (2015)
o    Nonius Estate Feteasca Neagra Shiraz; Viile Timisului, Romania - £5.49 (2015)
o    Mayoral Reservado Syrah Cabernet; Jumilla, Spain - £6.49 (2015)
o    Leaf Plucker Sauvignon Blanc; Coastal Region, South Africa - £6.99 (2016)
o    Verdicchio Dei Castelli di Jesi Classico; Marche, Italy - £5.49 (2015)
o    Edition Fritz Keller Pinot Noir; Baden, Germany - £6.49 (2014)
o    Cairanne Côtes du Rhône; Villages, France - £6.99 (2014)
o    Callia Alta Torrontés; San Juan, Argentina - £5.49 (2015)
o    De Bortoli G.S Pinot Noir; Yarra Valley, Australia - £7.49 (2015)
o    Jan & Johan Old Vines Cinsault; Paarl, South Africa - £5.99 (2014)
o    Punta de Lobos, Sauvignon Blanc; Casablanca Valley, Chile - £6.99 (2015)
o    Edition Fritz Keller Riesling; Baden, Germany - £5.99 (2015)
o    Gloria Reserva Tinta Roriz; Douro, Portugal - £5.99 (2014)
o    Artisan Gewürztraminer; Tasmania, Australia - £8.99 (2015)
o    Amigo Secreto Syrah-Carignan; Valle del Rapel, Chile - £6.99 (2015)
o    Furmint; Tokaji Region, Hungary - £5.99 (2015)
o    Meadowhawk Cellars Zinfandel; California, USA - £6.99 (2014)
o    Nikau Point Reserve Syrah; Hawkes Bay, New Zealand - £6.99 (2014)
o    La Baume Viognier; Languedoc-Roussillon, France - £7.99 (2015)
o    Roodeberg Reserve ‘Bordeaux Blend’; Western Cape, South Africa - £6.99 (2014)
o    Ashwood Estate Pinot Gris; Gisborne, New Zealand - £6.49 (2014)
17
Aug

Aldi launches limited edition wine festival range

To meet record consumer demand, Wine Retailer of the Year,[1] Aldi, is set to add twenty-five limited edition, premium wines to its range as part of the inaugural Aldi Wine Festival.
 
Available in store from 21 August, the new wines have been specially sourced from some of the very best winemaking regions across fourteen countries and five continents. The eclectic collection is priced from £4.99 to £8.99 and designed to give customers a taste of the most exciting wines from around the globe, including a Nero d’Avola from Sicily in Italy, Pinot Gris from Gisborne in New Zealand and Riesling from Baden in Germany.
 
The Aldi Wine Festival includes partnerships with top producers, including one of South America’s top biodynamic wineries.  The Chilean Amigo Secreto Syrah-Carignan, £6.99 is a deep ruby red wine made with carefully-selected organic grapes, grown without pesticides, fungicides, herbicides or artificial fertilisers; tapping into the emerging UK trend for organic wines.
 
Aldi has also teamed up with one of Hungary’s most distinguished wine makers, Karoly Ats, to add an exceptional white wine from the famous wine region of Tokaji to the collection. The owner of a Hungarian Order of Merit for his services to wine excellence, Ats has produced an unmistakable dry Furmint, £5.99, for Aldi shoppers to enjoy.

Tony Baines, joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying, comments: “Our core range is growing in popularity day by day. We constantly aim to excite and exceed our customers’ expectations and are delighted to be introducing shoppers to 25 new, exceptional wines from the world’s greatest winemaking regions this summer. Our talented team of expert wine buyers have curated a range that embodies innovation, quality and outstanding value for money.”
 
“The Aldi Wine Festival continues our philosophy of helping to make quality wine accessible to all, whatever the budget. This new collection is another step change for us and takes us one step closer to being the UK’s foremost wine retailer.”
 
The Aldi Wine Festival builds on an exceptional year for Aldi. In February, the launch of Aldi’s online wine buying service aldi.co.uk introduced thousands of new shoppers to Aldi’s award winning wine offering and allowed the retailer to expand its range from 80 to over 120 wines.
 
Aldi has successfully bucked the trend of declining wine sales in UK supermarkets, growing its share of the category and increasing sales by 7% in the past 12 months alone. The supermarket has continued to outshine the competition and was named ‘Supermarket of the Year’, ‘Multiple Wine Retailer of the Year’ and ‘Drinks Buying Team of the Year’ at this year’s Drinks Retailing Awards.
 
The Aldi Wine Festival range will be available online at aldi.co.uk and in stores nationwide from Sunday 21 August, available while stocks last.   
 
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Full product list:
o   Encosta Da Viñha; Dão, Portugal - £4.99 (2015)
o   Punta de Lobos Malbec; Colchagua Valley, Chile - £6.99 (2014)
o   Domaene Wachau Grüner Veltliner; Wachau, Austria - £6.99 (2015)
o   Palmento Nero d’Avola; Sicily, Italy - £5.99 (2015)
o   Single Vineyard Vermentino; South Eastern Australia - £6.49 (2015)
o   Nonius Estate Feteasca Neagra Shiraz; Viile Timisului, Romania - £5.49 (2015)
o   Mayoral Reservado Syrah Cabernet; Jumilla, Spain - £6.49 (2015)
o   Leaf Plucker Sauvignon Blanc; Coastal Region, South Africa - £6.99 (2016)
o   Verdicchio Dei Castelli di Jesi Classico; Marche, Italy - £5.49 (2015)
o   Edition Fritz Keller Pinot Noir; Baden, Germany - £6.49 (2014)
o   Cairanne Côtes du Rhône; Villages, France - £6.99 (2014)
o   Callia Alta Torrontés; San Juan, Argentina - £5.49 (2015)
o   De Bortoli G.S Pinot Noir; Yarra Valley, Australia - £7.49 (2015)
o   Jan & Johan Old Vines Cinsault; Paarl, South Africa - £5.99 (2014)
o   Punta de Lobos, Sauvignon Blanc; Casablanca Valley, Chile - £6.99 (2015)
o   Edition Fritz Keller Riesling; Baden, Germany - £5.99 (2015)
o   Gloria Reserva Tinta Roriz; Douro, Portugal - £5.99 (2014)
o   Artisan Gewürztraminer; Tasmania, Australia - £8.99 (2015)
o   Amigo Secreto Syrah-Carignan; Valle del Rapel, Chile - £6.99 (2015)
o   Furmint; Tokaji Region, Hungary - £5.99 (2015)
o   Meadowhawk Cellars Zinfandel; California, USA - £6.99 (2014)
o   Nikau Point Reserve Syrah; Hawkes Bay, New Zealand - £6.99 (2014)
o   La Baume Viognier; Languedoc-Roussillon, France - £7.99 (2015)
o   Roodeberg Reserve ‘Bordeaux Blend’; Western Cape, South Africa - £6.99 (2014)
o   Ashwood Estate Pinot Gris; Gisborne, New Zealand - £6.49 (2014)
 
[1] Winner of ‘Supermarket of the Year’ and ‘Multiple Wine Retailer of the Year’ ‘at  Drinks Retailing Awards 2016
12
Aug

​Harrogate Aldi turns gold till Jack gets home

Aldi’s Harrogate store has transformed one of its checkouts gold in honour of Team GB ambassador and Yorkshire native, Jack Laugher. On Wednesday night, the nation watched intensely as Jack alongside diving partner Chris Mears, made history by securing Team GB’s first ever gold medal victory in the men’s synchronised three-metre springboard final. 
 
Aldi is the first supermarket sponsor of Team GB and has been supporting Jack on his road to Rio. To celebrate the triumph, visitors to the Harrogate store will be able to revel in the gold medal victory in Rio from 18th August. Customers will be urged to dive in, go for gold and check out their items on the winners  till.
 
Jack is a proud Aldi Team GB ambassador and is among over 650 Team GB members to receive £25 of vouchers per month to spend in-store during the run up to the Games. Aldi supported the Team GB athletes by ensuring they had access to fresh, affordable, Great British food as they fuelled their performances on the road to Rio; which for Jack, proved a huge success!
 
Aldi has handed out over £145,000 in vouchers to spend in store.  Team GB members including Sally Conway, Jazz Carlin and Samantha Quek have all been spotted in Aldi stores all over the country, picking up a variety of fresh produce.
 
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, commented: “Everyone at Aldi is extremely proud of all of the Team GB athletes and we’re thrilled to have seen one of our ambassadors win a gold medal. We absolutely wanted to do something to celebrate and turning one of our tills gold at Jack’s local store will help us and our customers celebrate this victory.”
 
In addition to supporting the athletes, Aldi and Team GB’s Get Set to Eat Fresh initiative has been helping young people understand the pleasure of cooking and eating healthy meals, whilst gaining the skills they need to feed themselves using fresh, nutritious ingredients. The initiative combines Aldi’s love and knowledge of food and Team GB’s dedication to nutrition programmes that encompass healthy and fresh produce. Up to now, over 1,900 schools have taken part.
 
Members of the public can also find out what food some of their favourite athletes love to eat and leave messages of support for their favourite ‘Homegrown Hero’ via the dedicated website www.teamgb.com/homegrownheroes.
 
They can also follow all of the action from Rio on Facebook and Twitter using #TotallyRio.
11
Aug

Aldi announces additions to sell-out Caviar Illumination range

As the Caviar Illumination range continues to impress savvy beauty lovers, The 3rd November will see Aldi launch brand new Caviar Facial Cleansing Wipes and Caviar Illumination Serum Concentrate along with the welcome return of Caviar favourites - Caviar Illumination 7 day Intensive Treatment and Caviar Illumination 3 Minute Cell Renewal Peel Mask, all available as Specialbuys.
 
The premium skincare range has been extended after the initial success of Caviar Day and Night creams, which sold over 60,000 jars on the day of launch.
 
The dermatologically tested Caviar Illumination Facial Cleansing Wipes (£1.29) cleanse, tone and moisturise your face, eye and neck area in one simple step – perfect for busy women on-the-go. The soft nature of the wipes, containing extracts of caviar, gently cleanses away make-up, dirt and daily impurities found on skin.
 
Designed to actively moisturise and firm the skin, the Caviar Illumination Serum Concentrate (£7.99) contains a concentrated formula that includes anti-aging ceramides to help combat aging as well as a natural extract which reduces redness. The unique, gel-like caviar pearls create a dark coloured formula which becomes transparent when applied to the skin. The dermatologically tested serum provides smoothness and radiance, as well as decreasing wrinkle depth.
 
Heading back to Aldi this November is the Caviar Illumination 7 day Intensive Treatment (£7.99) and Caviar Illumination 3 Minute Cell Renewal Peel Mask (£6.99). Returning after its success earlier in the year, the Caviar Illumination 7 day Intensive Treatment is a highly concentrated 24-hour moisturisation skincare regime for day and night. Suitable for all skin types, the treatment offers an ideal anti-aging solution for dry and damaged skin - proven to increase skin hydration by up to 68 per cent.
 
Recently featured on ITV’s This Morning, the Caviar Illumination 3 Minute Cell Renewal Peel Mask (£6.99), is also back and set to impress. The peel mask has been proven to stimulate cell renewal whilst gently restructuring the skin’s surface. If used on a weekly basis, the peel can help skin feel fresh and vibrant and leaves skin looking younger and illuminated through the use of its concentrated exfoliants.
 
Demand is set to be high as the products will be on sale as Specialbuys on 3rd November for a limited time only. Available in-store and online at aldi.co.uk, shoppers should buy early to avoid disappointment, as with all Specialbuys - once they’re gone, they’re gone!
11
Aug

Aldi launches premium skincare gift for men this Christmas

  • NEW MEN’S SKINCARE KIT GOES ON SALE 6TH NOVEMBER
  • DERMATOLOGICALLY TESTED
  • LIMITED SPECIALBUY RANGE – AVAILABLE IN STORE AND ONLINE
Aldi has announced the launch of its first men’s skincare range – the Lacura Men’s Revitalise Gift Set is due on sale on 6th November. The kit contains two skin boosting premium skincare products for men, making it the ideal Christmas gift.

The Lacura Men’s Revitalise Gift Set is the ultimate solution for men wanting to revitalise dull looking skin. Both products contain hyaluronic acid which is naturally gifted with highly effective components for refreshed and hydrated skin. Teamed together, the Revival Serum and Gentle 24 Hour Hydro Cream improve skin elasticity and revitalise tired skin whilst reducing the appearance of sagging and wrinkles.

The Revival Serum contains an anti-hangover effect and birch sap to boost against the hangover mood and maximise a radiant look.  Meanwhile, the Gentle 24 hour Hydro Cream contains the natural ingredients; sugar beet, corn starch and avocadin which significantly nourish and reduce fine lines.  

Demand is set to be high as this exclusive gift set launches as a Specialbuy on 6th November. It will be available in-store and online at aldi.co.uk.
  
The Revival Serum and Gentle 24 Hour Hydro Cream, will retail at £12.99 and will be added to the retailer’s popular Lacura beauty range for a limited time only.

Shoppers will need to get their Lacura Revitalise Gift Set early to avoid disappointment, because once they’re gone, they’re gone!
11
Aug

New Aldi Caviar exclusives set to hit the shelves in time for Christmas

  • TWO LACURA CAVIAR ILLUMINATION TREATS GO ON SALE 1ST DECEMBER
  • THE ULTIMATE PRE-CHRISTMAS SNOW ALGAE SKIN PICK ME UP
  • RESTORES COLLAGEN LEVELS AND IMPROVES SKIN ELASTICITY
  • LIMITED SPECIALBUY RANGE – AVAILABLE IN STORE AND ONLINE
 
Following the unprecedented sell-out success of Aldi’s Lacura Caviar Illumination range in October last year, which became one of the most successful Specialbuys to date, the discount supermarket is set to introduce the Lacura Caviar Illumination Super Lift Kit this Christmas.

The all new Caviar Illumination Super Lift Kit contains soy phyto placenta extract and bio peptide which are both naturally gifted with highly effective components for youthful and firm looking skin.
Teamed with caviar extract, the Super Lift Kit helps to restore collagen levels and improves skin elasticity by penetrating deep into the skin. Included within the kit are four 6ml Super Lift Gel sachets, an application brush and preparation tub.

Containing snow algae and natural caviar extracts, this exclusive Lacura Caviar Illumination product offers many high powered anti-aging actives which aid the acceleration of skin regeneration.

Returning as a Specialbuy this Christmas, is the dermatologically tested Caviar Illumination Gift Set, containing the Lacura Caviar Day Cream which scientific studies have shown increases skin hydration just four hours after use by up to 58 per cent, resulting in improved elasticity and smoother, silkier skin.

Also included in the gift set is the Lacura Caviar Illumination Night Cream which provides your skin with deep moisture whilst you sleep, and ampules of the Lacura Caviar Illumination 7 Day Intensive Treatment which is suitable for all skin types. The treatment offers an ideal anti-aging solution for dry, delicate skin.

Both the Caviar Illumination Super Lift Kit and Caviar Illumination Gift Set will retail at £12.99 each, and will be added to Aldi’s premium Lacura beauty range on1st December, for a limited time only.

Shoppers are encouraged to get their products early to avoid disappointment because, as with all Specialbuys, once they’re gone, they’re gone!
11
Aug

Aldi boosts fruit and veg sales with responsible Olympic partnership

As the Olympic buzz sweeps the nation, retailer Aldi, is celebrating the success of its Team GB partnership by recognising the impact it’s had on encouraging fresh and healthy eating to its customers.  
 
The retailer – the first supermarket to sponsor Team GB - today released figures showing that UK shoppers have spent over £289 million on fresh produce from May to July in stores, up 19% year-on-year.
 
With consumers seemingly inspired by the partnership and their Olympic heroes, top ‘Olym-picks’ include bananas, salads and tomatoes, which have seen an increase in sales of 25%, 14% and 15%, respectively in Aldi stores.
 
The announcement follows recent praise from Malcolm Clark, coordinator of the Children’s Food Campaign – an organisation which aims to improve children and young people's health by campaigning for policy changes in UK schools, communities and throughout society – regarding Aldi’s marketing activity around the partnership. He comments: “Only Aldi supermarket’s advertising campaign, with its focus on British produce, including fresh fruit and vegetables, seems to buck the trend and promote demonstrably healthier products.”
 
Aldi announced its campaign to support Team GB in August 2015. To ensure Team GB stars would have access to fresh, affordable, Great British food as they fuel their performances on the road to Rio, Aldi offered 650+ Team GB members £25 of vouchers per month to spend in store.
 
With less than 24 hours until the opening ceremony, Aldi has handed out over £145,000 in vouchers to spend in store.  Team GB members including Genevieve Randall (Synchronised Swimming), Ellie Piggott (Lightweight Rower) and James Rodwell (Rugby 7s) have all been spotted in outlets all over the country, picking up a variety of fresh produce.
 
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, commented: “At Aldi, we’re incredibly proud to be the first supermarket to partner with Team GB and are delighted that our dedication to fresh, healthy produce has positively impacted Team GB athletes and our customers.”
 
In addition to supporting the athletes, Aldi and Team GB’s Get Set to Eat Fresh initiative has been helping young people understand the pleasure of cooking and eating healthy meals whilst gaining the skills they need to feed themselves using fresh, nutritious ingredients. The initiative combines Aldi’s love and knowledge of food and Team GB’s dedication to nutrition programmes that encompass healthy and fresh produce; up to now, over 1,900 schools have taken part.
 
Throughout the campaign, activities and stories to educate on healthy eating have been delivered to teachers, parents and pupils by Aldi and the Team GB athletes. The website – getsettoestfresh.co.uk – features a programme of free, classroom-based resources for students aged 7-14 and Team GB-inspired lesson plans, films and engaging activities.
 
Tony Baines continues:  “We are committed to ensuring our customers have access to great value British produce, including our Super 6 fruit and vegetables and fresh cut deals from our core range of 100% British, Red Tractor assured meat.”
 
Members of the public can also find out the foods some of their favourite athletes love to eat and leave messages of support for their favourite ‘Homegrown Hero’ via the dedicated website www.teamgb.com/homegrownheroes.
 
They call also follow all of the action from Rio on Facebook and Twitter using #TotallyRio.
4
Aug

Aldi celebrate 'Great Taste' award win

  • Aldi scoops 29 stars at the prestigious Great Taste Awards
  • The discounter wins in all categories at the British Baker’s Christmas Stars Awards
  • Aldi’s outstanding quality is further recognised with six wins at the SuperMeat and Fish Christmas Products Awards
Christmas has come early for Aldi as they celebrate not one, but three award wins for their luxurious Christmas food collection, which will be launching in stores across the UK from October.
 
The Great Taste Awards, one of the most prestigious for fine foods and drinks in the country, awarded coveted stars to 29 Aldi UK products[1]. Highlights from the announcement saw judges award two star ratings to Aldi’s Specially Selected 30 Day Aged Sirloin Steak, Specially Selected Strawberry Conserve and Specially Selected Buffalo Mozzarella.
 
Other products to be awarded a star rating at the Great Taste Awards spanned across the supermarket’s cheese range including its Specially Selected West Country Cheddar, to its fresh meat range, where Aldi’s Specially Selected Fillet Steak was awarded winner. 
 
Aldi’s 2016 Christmas range also gained early recognition, with luxury products such as its Specially Selected 12-Month Matured Christmas Pudding gaining a star rating, before it hits the shelves in November.
 
The supermarket’s premium quality Christmas range also wowed at the British Baker’s Christmas Stars Awards, where Aldi won all of the event’s four categories. Its Specially Selected Exquisite Vintage Christmas Pudding and Specially Selected Exquisite Mince Pies were among the winners during tough judging that required products to score 40 or more points.
 
Aldi’s Christmas range won further praise at the SuperMeat and Fish Christmas Products Awards. Up against M&S, Tesco and the Co-op, Aldi scooped six awards including wins for its Exquisite Jewelled Layered Pie, Specially Selected Beef Rib Joint with Salt and Pepper Seasoning and its Specially Selected British Honeycomb and Brandy Ham Joint. The organisers praised the creativity and innovation of products that were entered into this year’s awards, acknowledging that consumers have a real treat in store for Christmas 2016. 
 
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying, Aldi UK, said: “All of these industry awards are excellent benchmarks for outstanding food quality and taste. They are judged by industry experts skilled in determining the finest flavours and textures that shoppers will appreciate.
 
“To scoop so many awards is testament to the expertise of our buying teams and the relationships we have with some of the best producers in the UK, which allows Aldi to offer great tastes and value across our whole range. This Christmas our shoppers can enjoy premium quality without premium prices.”
 
For more information about Aldi’s award success, please visit: https://www.aldi.co.uk/.

ENDS  

Full details of Aldi’s awards and achievements can be found at https://www.aldi.co.uk/awards.
Great Taste Award totals
Aldi Total
3 Star Wins 1
2 Star Wins 10
1 Star Wins 46
 
Aldi Total (excluding Ireland)
36
2 Star Wins 6
1 Star Wins 30
 
Aldi UK star rating breakdown
29
2 Star Wins 3
1 Star Wins 26
Scotland-specific
2 Star Wins 2
1 Star Wins 4
 
Ireland-specific
3 Star Wins 1
2 Star Wins 4
1 Star Wins 16
 
Information can be found here:
http://greattasteawards.co.uk/2016-winners/
 
Aldi award wins at the British Baker’s Christmas Stars Awards:
·         Christmas Biscuits winner: Specially Selected Exquisite Biscuits
·         Christmas Biscuits highly recommended: Specially Selected Exquisite Crackers
·         Christmas Bread winner: Specially Selected Christmas Tree Brioche
·         Christmas Bread highly recommended: Bakkavor Bread Caramelised Red Onion Camembert Swirls (for sharing)
·         Mince Pies winner: Specially Selected Exquisite Mince Pies
·         Christmas Cakes and Puddings winner: Specially Selected Exquisite Vintage Christmas Pudding (Isle of Man)
 
Aldi award wins at the SuperMeat and Fish Christmas Products Awards:
·         Best Christmas Beef Product: Specially Selected Beef Rib Joint with Salt and Pepper Seasoning
·         Best Ready Cooked Ham Product: Specially Selected British Honeycomb and Brandy Ham Joint
·         Best Christmas Added Value Poultry Product: Turkey Parcel with Cranberry and Orange
·         Best Christmas Stuffing Product: Specially Selected British Pork, Cranberry and Clementine Portions
·         Best Celebration Pie Product: Aldi Exquisite Jewelled Layered Pie
·         Best Pâté/Terrine Product: Specially Selected Pâté Jar with Chicken, Liver and Thyme
 
[1] 36 including Scotland
4
Aug

Aldi launches a showstopper range for budding bakers

With The Great British Bake Off about to make a TV comeback, Aldi is making sure star bakers have everything they need to create tasty treats with the new Bake Off range, in stores and online on 14th August, while stocks last.

Create the perfect cake consistency with this Classic Stand Mixer (£69.99) which includes a six speed rotary control with a balloon whisk, beater and dough hook. What’s more, with four colours available including metallic red and pearlescent duck egg blue, it’s sure to add a touch of style to any kitchen.

Kitchen gadget users can also add Aldi’s Pie Maker/Waffle Maker (£19.99) to their collection – the non-stick cooking surfaces and base and lid cutters make homemade treats even easier to whip up.

Jam and chutney lovers can have a go at making their very own with Aldi’s Preserving Starter Kit (£14.99) and Maslin Pan (£19.99). Ideal for beginners, the Preserving Starter Kit comes complete with a thermometer, jar tongs and jam jar covers and more, while the Maslin Pan has an 8 litre capacity so there’ll never be a shortage of preserves in the house.

With a choice of a flat, jug or bowl scales, Aldi’s Digital Kitchen Scales (£6.99) go the extra mile by measuring both solids and liquids, so it’s easier to get the correct quantities sorted, whether it’s flour or water.

Bake Off fans can get inspired with Aldi’s selection of Mary Berry Cookbooks (£3.49) which cover a number of different dishes from the baking queen herself, including puddings and classic kitchen favourites.

These Show Stopper Baking Utensils (£1.99), are also a must for any utensil drawer and include spoons, spatulas and palette knives. Made from beechwood and with a silicone head, they’re ideal for stirring, scooping and scraping.

The Bake Off range also has an array of home baking essentials for creating, displaying and storing those show stopping creations, including a Specialist Pan Assortment (£7.99) with cake dividers and tiered pans to a 32cm  Cake Tin and Cake Plate Set (£14.99) with a choice of stylish designs made from galvanised steel.

Aldi’s Specialbuys Bake Off range is available in stores nationwide from 14th August and to pre-order online at www.aldi.co.uk from 7th August but be quick, as with all Specialbuys, once it’s gone it’s gone!

Aldi’s Bake Off range is in stores and online on 14th August and available while stocks last
 
Description Price
Classic Stand Mixer £69.99
Maslin Pan £19.99
Pie Maker/Waffle Maker £19.99
Cake Tin And Cake Plate Set £14.99
Preserving Starter Kit £14.99
Bamboo Storage Canisters £9.99
Specialist Cake Pan Assortment £7.99
Kitchen Scales £6.99
Enamel Pie Dishes £6.99
Mixing Bowls £6.99
Large Ceramic Baking Pans £6.99
Cooling Rack & Oven Shelf £5.99
Cake Container £4.99
Small Ceramic Baking Pans £3.99
Mary Berry Cookbooks £3.49
Preserving Jars £2.99
Show Stopper Baking Utensils £1.99
 
28
Jul

Team GB athletes fill enough shopping baskets to cover Olympic stadium 30 times

With 10 days to go until the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, figures released today reveal that over 660 Team GB athletes have been fuelling their diets at Aldi, spending over £135,000 in stores – that’s enough shopping baskets to cover the floor of the Maracana Stadium, host venue of the Rio 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony, over 30 times and the equivalent height to over 45 Christ the Redeemers*.
 
Aldi – the first supermarket to partner with Team GB – supports athletes by offering every Team GB member £25 of vouchers per month to spend in-store during the run up to the Games. The scheme was launched to ensure the sporting stars would have access to fresh, affordable, Great British food as they fuel their performances on the road to Rio.
 
Since the partnership was announced in August 2015, over 650 athletes have signed up and received over £135,000 worth of Aldi shopping vouchers through the scheme.
 
This equates to 198,529 bunches of bananas, 300,000 carrots, 500,000 apples, 170,886 packets of baby plum tomatoes, 385,714 cucumbers, 37,604 Stuffed Whole Chickens or 22,847 Aberdeen Angus Sirloin Steaks.
 
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying, commented: “At Aldi, we’re incredibly proud to be the first supermarket to partner with Team GB. Our mission has always been to provide our customers with the best quality products at everyday low prices – we’re delighted with how many of the nation’s athletes have signed up to this initiative.”
 
Over the last nine months, athletes including Genevieve Randall (Synchronised Swimming), Ellie Piggott (Lightweight Rower) and James Rodwell (Rugby 7s) have been spotted in stores all over the country, picking up a variety of fresh produce.
 
Bill Sweeney, CEO of the British Olympic Association, added: “As we reach the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the support of Aldi is and has been vital in ensuring that our athletes in Rio are as best prepared for the Games as they can be and feel a great wave of support knowing that the nation is with them, inspiring them to achieve great performances at Rio 2016.”
 
While providing Team GB’s top athletes with vouchers to fill up their supermarket trolleys with fresh produce, Aldi is also supporting Team GB’s schools’ education programme – Get Set to Eat Fresh. The initiative champions healthy eating among 25,000 schools nationwide, providing pupils with all the materials they need to learn about nutritious foods.   
 
Member of the public can use Aldi’s Homegrown Heroes initiative to find out what food some of their favourite athletes love to eat and leave messages of support for their favourite ‘Homegrown Hero’ via the dedicated website www.teamgb.com/homegrownheroes.

-Ends-

*Working out
5,400 vouchers x £25 = £135,000
Average basket size = 18 (Kantar data)
Number of baskets filled by athletes = 7,500 (135,000 ÷ 18)
 
Average store basket dimensions = 43cm x 30cm x 23cm
 
Christ The Redeemer in height = 38m
 
Maracana Stadium dimensions = 105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
 
UNITS OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
Bananas at 68p:
135,000/0.68 = 198,529
Carrots at 45p:
135,000/0.45= 300,000
Apples (loose) at 27p:
135,000/0.27 = 500,000
Baby plum tomatoes at 79p:
135,000/0.79 = 170,886
Cucumber at 35p:
135,000/0.35 = 385,714
 
UNITS OF MEAT
Ashfield Farm British Stuffed Whole Chicken at £3.59:
135,000/3.59 = 37,604
Specially Selected 30 Day Matured Aberdeen Angus Sirloin Steak at £5.69:
130,000/5.69 = 22,847
 
 
28
Jul

Aldi's own-label whiskies scoop top international accolades

Discount supermarket Aldi has proven that exceptional quality doesn’t need to cost the earth as FIVE of its own-label whiskies swept the board last night at the International Wine and Spirits Challenge Spirits awards, beating off competition from whiskies costing over THREE TIMES the price.
 
The retailers own-label Glen Marnoch Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Glen Marnoch Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky were awarded Silver Outstanding medals, whilst the Southern Belle, Clarke's Bourbon Whisky and Highland Black 8 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky received Silvers. The discount retailer achieved 16 awards for its spirits range in total.
 
The awards come as the UK’s thirst for Scotch whisky is on the rise with 117 distilleries now licensed to produce it. 85 million 70cl bottles were sold in 2015, contributing £5 billion a year to the UK economy[1].
 
The Glen Marnoch Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, an elegant light whisky with a crisp after taste priced at just £17.99, underwent extensive blind taste tests conducted by a panel of industry experts, securing a Silver Outstanding medal ahead of a more pricy competitior, Ardbeg Uigeadail, which sells for £53.95.*
 
Aldi’s Highland Black 8 Year Old Scotch Whisky won a Silver medal which takes its medal tally to three in 2016 – having won a Master award at the Scotch Whisky Masters and a Silver medal at the International Spirits Challenge earlier this year.
 
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi comments: “We work hard to deliver exceptional quality spirits that present excellent value for our customer base. For this to be recognised by such a highly acclaimed panel of industry experts is a huge honour and demonstrates our commitment to offering our shoppers the best possible products at the very best prices.”
 
In addition, Aldi’s Specially Selected Crème de Cassis Liqueur (£6.99) received a Gold medal, beating the likes of Double Crème de Cassis Joseph Cartron which typically retails at £14.50**- almost twice as expensive than Aldi’s offering.
 
The International Wine and Spirits Challenge Spirits awards are designed to reward and promote the world’s best spirits. Aldi’s beers, wines and spirits have received over 90 international awards so far in 2016.
 
The full list of Aldi’s IWSC award-winning spirits is as follows:
Gold
Specially Selected Crème de Cassis (£6.99)
 
Silver Outstanding
Chevalier Cognac VS (£14.99)
Glen Marnoch Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (£17.99)
Glen Marnoch Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (£17.99)
 
Silver
Specially Selected Chocolate Irish Cream Liqueur (£7.99)
Tamova Vodka (£9.99)
Specially Selected Triple Sec (£6.99)
Southern Belle (£10.99)
Goccia D'Oro Limoncello (£5.99)
Highland Black 8 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky (£12.99)
Old Hopking Dark Rum (£9.99)
Old Hopking Spiced Rum (£9.99)
Old Hopking White Rum £9.99)
Clarke's Bourbon Whisky (£11.49)
 
Bronze
Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin (£9.99)
Austins Summer Punch (£5.99)
 
[1] Scotch Whisky Association, March 2016 – viewable here
28
Jul

Impress the kids this summer holidays with Aldi's garden play range

Parents wondering how to keep little ones entertained this summer need look no further than Aldi’s Garden Play range. With everything from skates and scooters to tepees and bouncing bubbles, there’s sure to be something for everyone - in stores and online from the 4th August.

Make rainy days indoors magical with this fun canvas Kid’s Tepee (£39.99) or pitch up in the garden when the sun is shining, available in a choice of three designs – Grey Chevron, Pink Chevron or Blue Polka Dot.
 
Football enthusiasts will love Aldi’s Football Goal with Targets (£29.99). This easy-to-assemble goal includes five practice targets, making it ideal for perfecting footie skills over the summer holidays. What’s more, children can improve their batting aim too with Aldi’s remote control Pitch Pro Trainer (£19.99) which comes with five balls and can be used at four pitching angles.
 
For kids who want to impress their friends with their driving skills, this Radio Control Speed Buggy (£17.99) is ideal – it’s easy to operate and comes in two fun designs - the Dune Shifter Buggy or the Race Buggy.
 
Just the thing for little daredevils, Aldi’s Zinc Stunt Scooter (£19.99) comes with high bounce wheels, perfect for performing spectacular stunts.  Plus, these Inline Skates (£19.99) are also great for getting out and about – they’re available in two colour options, in sizes 11-6.5, and come complete with a carry loop.
 
It’s easy to set up a mini Olympics at home in support of this year’s games with Aldi’s choice of great-value sporty Specialbuys. The whole family will love getting involved with Aldi’s Rounder’s Bat & Ball Set (£3.49) and Croquet Set £9.99, this classic Rugby Ball/Netball (£5.99) and Aldi’s Mitre Mini Football (£3.99) – perfect for summer in the garden.
 
Aldi’s Bouncing Bubbles (£2.99) are sure to amaze little ones – not just a typical bubble set, kids can put on the gloves or socks and pass, or kick, the giant bubbles around – available in both Bouncing Bubbles and Socka Bubbles.

There’s sure to be something to keep kids of all ages amused at Aldi this summer - the Specialbuys Garden Play range is available in stores nationwide from 4th August and to pre-order online at www.aldi.co.uk from 28th July but be quick, as with all Specialbuys, once it’s gone it’s gone!
 
Aldi’s Garden Play range is in stores and online on 4th August and available while stocks last
Kid's Teepee £39.99
Football Goal with Targets £29.99
Zinc Stunt Scooter £19.99
Inline Skates £19.99
Pitch Pro Trainer £19.99
Radio Control Speed Buggy £17.99
Croquet/Boules Set A+B £9.99
Rugby Ball / Netball £5.99
Mitre Mini Football £3.99
Rounder’s Bat & Ball Set £3.49
Bouncing Bubbles £2.99
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
28
Jul

Aldi swims ahead with Finding Dory range

Aldi is launching a range of fin-tastic Finding Dory gear, just in time for the hotly-anticipated sequel to Finding Nemo to hit the UK box office. The film was the fastest animation to gross $100 million in the US, and Aldi is stocking up on great-value licensed merchandise on Sunday 24th July, so kids can be completely kitted out when the movie launches in the UK on July 29th. Just remember, as with all Specialbuys you’d better be quick, as once it’s gone it’s gone!
 
Dory fans can escape the real world with Aldi’s quality Dome Character Tent (£12.99), perfect for imaginative play both indoors and outdoors. Kids can get comfortable with this great-value Finding Dory Cushion (£5.99) giving bedrooms a splash of colour, with a cosy Finding Dory Fleece (£4.99) to complete the look.
 
Sea lovers can dive into Aldi’s Finding Dory Books (£2.49) and Finding Dory Activity Packs (£0.89p) with more than 40 activities and easy-to-colour pictures to get immersed in. Keep friends close and anemones closer using this Tilt Torch (£7.99) with a 2-in-1 motion-activated torch and nifty night glow feature. 
 
Kids can “just keep swimming” with Aldi’s Finding Dory Children’s Swimbag / Beach Tote (£3.99) and Finding Dory Childrens Clogs (£4.99), ideal for trips to the beach or pool. The Swimbag comes complete with breakaway velcro straps so little ones can pack up and ship around their swimwear  with ease.
 
Give playtime a new porpoise with Aldi’s selection of great-value Finding Dory toys including the Play Ball (£1.99), Bubble Wand (£0.79p),  and a-dory-able choices of Soft Toys (£4.99). Kids can get into character with this quality Finding Dory Character T-Shirt (£2.99), with a range of quirky designs to choose from.
From dinner sets to activity packs, clothing and cushions, Aldi has everything to suit Finding Dory fans. The range is available in stores nationwide and online at www.aldi.co.uk on 24th July but shoppers must be quick because as with all Specialbuys, once they’re gone they’re gone!
 
Aldi’s Finding Dory range is in stores on 24th July and available while stocks last
Description Price
Dome Character Tent £12.99
Children's 7 Pc Dinner Set £7.99
Tilt Torch £7.99
Finding Dory Cushion £5.99
Soft Toy £4.99
Finding Dory Childrens Clogs £4.99
Finding Dory Fleece £4.99
Finding Dory Children's Swimbag / Beach Tote £3.99
Finding Dory Character T Shirt £2.99
Character Drinkware £2.99
Finding Dory Books £2.49
Play Ball £1.99
Finding Dory Activity Pack £0.89
Bubble Wand £0.79
 
21
Jul

Aldi donated over £775,000to RSPB's school education programme

Supermarket Aldi is celebrating the first anniversary of its educational partnership with the RSPB which has seen the UK’s leading discount retailer donate £775,000 from the sale of its carrier bags.
 
Funded by Aldi, the RSPBs Connecting Children with Nature project has allowed over 50,000 children to enjoy more than 75,000 hours of fun, exciting and educational nature experiences in 15 cities across Britain.
 
The funding, which is expected to reach over £2m by 2018, will support the RSPB’s Connecting Children with Nature programme across schools, green spaces and RSPB reserves. RSPB-trained educators will visit primary schools and, later, Early Years’ settings.
 
Aldi’s partnership with the RSPB aims to encourage young people to get out into nature to build their understanding and love of wildlife. By 2018, the programme aims to provide connection to nature experiences for more than half a million children across Britain. The scheme is funded solely by donations from carrier-bag sales in Aldi’s UK stores.
 
In addition, Aldi’s partnership is being used to highlight the environmental impact of plastic bags and the positive impact of the charge; single-use carrier-bag usage has fallen by 42% over the period (August 2015 –January 2016).
 
Aldi has been donating the net proceeds from carrier-bag sales to the RSPB since its partnership began in July 2015, ahead of the carrier bag levy, which came into effect in October last year. The supermarket was one of the first to charge for carrier bags in a bid to reduce consumer usage and protect the environment, having done so since first opening its doors in the UK in 1990.
 
The entirety of the charge (5p) minus VAT is being donated to charitable causes such as the RSPB, as part of their three-year partnership with the charity. No deductions for administration charges were made.
 
Mary Dunn, Communications Director at Aldi, said: “It’s an honour to celebrate our one year anniversary in partnership with the RSPB and donate such a significant sum of money, which has already started connecting thousands of children with nature and the great outdoors.
 
“Reducing environmental impact has always been high on our agenda and we remain extremely proud to be one of the first supermarkets to charge for carrier bags as a way of doing this.”
 
Martyn Foster, RSPB Head of Education, Families and Youth, said: “The RSPB believes that opportunities to connect with nature should be a part of every child’s life. The radical decline in children’s access to nature in the last three generations is well evidenced. And yet research shows that when children are connected to nature it has a positive impact on their education, physical health, emotional wellbeing, and their personal and social skills.
 
“Thanks to our partnership with Aldi, we’re able to encourage young people to get out into nature in their school grounds and local green spaces and to build their understanding and love of wildlife. It's crucial we provide the next generation with as many opportunities as possible to experience and enjoy the natural world, and most importantly, have fun.”
 
Since July 2015, the RSPB has offered free 90 minute nature experience sessions to primary schools in 15 cities across Britain. Close to 500 schools have taken up the outreach offer, which include a bio-blitz, a Big Schools Birdwatch session or a Giving Nature a Home sweep of the school grounds to show how pupils can encourage and help wildlife.
 
For more information about Aldi’s partnership with the RSPB, visit https://www.aldi.co.uk/rspb
 
 
Editors notes
 
  1. The RSPB is the UK’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. We play a leading role in BirdLife International, a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations.
  2. Aldi is the UK’s sixth largest supermarket with over 620 stores and over 28,000 employees.  The company has more than doubled its market share since 2010. In the 12 weeks ended 19/06/2016, Aldi grew sales by 11.5% and has a 6.1% share of the market (Kantar Worldpanel data). Aldi is attracting hundreds of thousands of new customers every year with its award-winning range of exclusive brands, passing low operating costs on to customers in the form of low prices.
In 2016 Aldi will open around 70 stores which will generate up to £1bn of additional sales when fully operational. By 2022, Aldi will have recruited an additional 35,000 employees and operate over 1,000 stores.
 
Aldi’s current achievements and initiatives include:
·         Aldi offers staff the highest starting pay in the sector – at least £8.40 an hour to all employees and more to those in London. This is significantly higher than the National Living Wage.
·         Aldi is the official supermarket partner of Team GB, which will compete in the summer Olympic games in Rio.
·         Proceeds from the sale of Aldi’s carrier bags are donated to the RSPB as part of a partnership agreement.
·         Aldi has previously been named Which? Supermarket of The Year on four separate occasions (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015). It was also named Multiple Retailer of the Year at the FPC Fresh Awards and Supermarket of the Year at the Retail Industry Awards.
·         Aldi launched its eCommerce platform in January 2016, selling a range of high quality wines and Specialbuys, attracting approximately one million visitors each week.
 
Full details of Aldi’s awards and achievements are detailed at https://www.aldi.co.uk/awards
 
14
Jul

Aldi launches new premium petfood range

·         Aldi extend pet food range to include new premium hypoallergenic dog food
·         Only retailer to use ‘at home’ pet food testing
·         New packaging designs for Premium and Standard Vitacat Pouch Selections
 
With an estimated 12 million (46% of) households in the UK with pets, discount supermarket Aldi is responding to the needs of the growing population of moggies and mutts with new launches to add to its range of pet food.
 
Aldi will be launching Langham’s Complete Dry Dog Food, an advanced nutrition hypoallergenic premium dog food typically only stocked in pet specialists, in stores across the UK from July.  The new launch will be priced at just £2.99 for 2kg presenting a huge 60 per cent saving when compared to the leading brand, Wainwrights*.
 
Containing protein-rich turkey (known to be easier to digest and thus reducing the risks of sensitivities) and rice and whole grain barley (to provide dogs with a balanced diet), Aldi’s own-label new launch has been independently tested - along with all of Aldi’s pet food range - for performance and palatability through Leatherhead Food Research.
 
Aldi’s bespoke ‘at home’ palatability testing sets them apart from other retailers who conduct their testing with animals confined in kennels and catteries. Aldi has chosen to carry out research with cats and dogs at home; in surroundings in which they are familiar and comfortable. Only products that are given the seal of approval by pets are put into the range reassuring pet owners and pets that only the best makes it through.
 
With the cost of veterinary treatment rising by approximately 12% a year**, Aldi is also offering customers Earls Dental Sticks (59p for 180g), ensuring that nutritional necessities are available at great value across the country for man’s best friend.
 
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said: “Our enhanced pet food range offers our customers products that are great quality, nutritionally balanced and exceptional value for money.
 
“We remain committed to keeping abreast of the changing needs of pets with products such as Langham’s Complete Dry Dog Food, which pet owners can pick up as part of their weekly shop at Aldi and do not have to pay specialist prices for.”
 
In January this year, Aldi - the UK’s fourth biggest retailer of sustainable seafood - became the first UK retailer to offer MSC certified cat food.  Aldi’s Gourmet Choice range comprising Vitacat Gourmet Supreme and Vitacat Gourmet Choice contains fish that has been sustainably sourced by well-managed fisheries. Following the success of the range, Vitacat Premium Cat Pouches have been launched. Available for just £1.99 for 12 pouches, the new products feature a brand new, easy to dispense pouch.
 
Aldi’s expert vet, Marc Abraham said: “The well-being and nutrition of pets is fundamental and Aldi provides this with its diverse and expanding pet care range. Whether your cats and dogs have special dietary requirements or simply deserve a treat, there is something for all.”
 
For more information, please visit www.aldi.co.uk.
 
*Wainwrights Complete Turkey and Rice, £7.99 for 2kg (Mysupermarket.com)
**http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35524322  
 
For reference:
 
·         Langham’s Complete Dry Dog Food – £2.99, 2kg (69142)
·         Earls Dental Sticks – 59p, 180g (available in Standard or Minty)
·         Vitacat Standard Pouch Multipacks  – £1.75, 12 x 100g (available in Fish Selection in Jelly, Mixed Selection in Jelly, Gravy or Senior)
·         Vitacat Premium Pouch Multipacks  – £1.99, 12 x 85g (available in Gravy or Jelly selection)
·         Vitacat Select Gourmet Choice – 99p, 6 x 50g (available in Poultry Selection in Gravy or Fish Selection in Jelly)
·         Vitacat Select Gourmet Supreme – 21p, 100g (available in Chicken Terrine, Rabbit Terrine, Tuna MSC Terrine or Salmon MSC Terrine) 
8
Jul

Aldi presents a Specially Selected range for Christmas 2016

A touch of luxury and indulgence can be enjoyed by all this Christmas as discount supermarket Aldi, prepare to offer one of their most spectacular Christmas ranges to date. With everything shoppers need for the festive period from food, drink and gifts to health and beauty, Aldi has raised the bar by specially selecting the very best products from the UK - and around the world - to make the festive period a truly memorable one for customers.

Following the success of Aldi’s ‘Specially Selected’ range last Christmas, their buying team have once again collaborated with expert producers to create an exceptional range for 2016 - one that will offer the most luxurious Christmas that is accessible and can be enjoyed by all. 

The premium tier offering will be extended further at Aldi this year with Specially Selected Exquisite, a stunning collection of handcrafted, artisan products that are exclusively created for the retailer.  The collection will include successes from 2015: Specially Selected Exquisite Dry Hung, Free Range, Rumburgh Farm Bronze Turkey and Specially Selected Exquisite Mince Pies as well as some exciting new additions…

New to 2016 will be Specially Selected Exquisite Rope Hung Boxed Smoked Salmon and Specially Selected Exquisite Jewelled Layered Pie - both exclusively handcrafted for Aldi and promises to offer customers luxurious items that will ensure the festive period is enjoyed with moments of extravagance, at everyday low prices.

Christmas at Aldi will be a culmination of what has been another great year for the business. The retailer has won hundreds of awards, the most recent being ‘Grocer of the Year 2016’ at the Grocer Gold awards, recognising exceptional quality products and unbeatable value.

Customers looking to indulge, treat their families or impress their guests need not look any further than Aldi this year.
 
Specially Selected Exquisite Dry Hung, Free Range, Rumburgh Farm Bronze Turkey
A brilliant pedigree, exquisite turkey slowly matured in wild pastures, plucked by hand and then hung for a flavour that is truly exceptional.
 
Specially Selected Exquisite Rope Hung Boxed Smoked Salmon
Hand filleted, cured and trimmed, this exceptional quality product is unrivalled in flavour.
 
Specially Selected Exquisite Handcrafted Truffles
These delicate handcrafted truffles are smooth, luxurious and are made in a variety of classic and unique flavours (Cranberry, Fig & Cognac, Mango & Basil, Royal Marc de Champagne, Apricot, Cherry, Bitter Chocolate, Coconut and Gingerbread),some adorned with berries for an additional festive twist.
 
Specially Selected Exquisite Jewelled Layered Pie
The Exquisite Jewelled Layered Pie, exclusively created for Aldi, is made with the finest cuts of outdoor bred British pork, chicken breast, pâté and glacier fruit topped with a decorative golden sparkle.
 
Specially Selected Large Baking Camembert With Fig, Pecan And Honey
This Camembert makes a stunning centrepiece for any cheese board and goes perfectly with Aldi’s Crémant du Jura. The fresh green apple and tangy citrus notes of the wine provide the perfect foil to the creaminess of the cheese.
 
Alongside Aldi’s Specially Selected premium range, there are many, many more products in the Christmas 2016 collection that will help to make the festive period a special one for customers. Here are just a few to look out for…
 
Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut
Celebrate the festive season with Aldi’s Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut. A bestseller and highly acclaimed award-winner from the small, consistently excellent Champagne house Philizot & Fils.  Enjoy an intense nose of baked apple, brioche and stone fruits and relish in gorgeous flavours of apples, red fruit and minerality on the palate.             
 
Oliver Cromwell 1599 Sloe Gin
The Oliver Cromwell 1599 Sloe Gin is lovingly handmade in Yorkshire. Wild sloe berries are steeped in small batches of London Dry Gin to create a fruity liqueur, bursting with rich, rounded flavours.
 
Maynard’s 40 Year Old Tawny Port
This sumptuous Port has been carefully crafted by Barão de Vilar, a top quality producer based in Vila Nova de Gaia, alongside the River Douro in Portugal. Its delicious fruit and nut flavours impressed judges at the prestigious International Wine Challenge this year, earning it the top honour – a gold medal.
 
Premium Stand Mixer
This Premium Stand Mixer takes all the hard work out of preparing a whole host of delicious and indulgent treats over the festive period. Available in a choice of colours, it makes for the perfect gift for the foodie-lover too.
 
Tri Ply Copper Pans
The choice of the professional chef, this range of luxury Tri-Ply Copper Pans will be the ultimate treat for gourmands this Christmas, adding style and cooking excellence to any kitchen. 
 
Marble Effect Cooking Range
This on-trend marble-effect cooking range – featuring large, medium and small pans as well as bread bins and sugar canisters – is the ultimate style update for any kitchen.
 
Lacura Cuvée Royal Collection
The Lacura Cuvée Royal Collection – featuring four must-have products – is the ultimate treat for women of all ages set to revitalise the skin and senses. Each product contains the highest quality royal grapes which are naturally gifted with highly effective components for youthful and firm looking skin.
Teamed with QT40, which helps to refine facial contours and improve skin elasticity, the range offers a truly unique skin care experience.
 
Wooden Dolls House
This beautiful Wooden Dolls House sparks imaginative role-play for young children. The house, which can be furnished with the 20-Piece Furniture Set, slots together effortlessly and makes the perfect addition to any play room. 
8
Jul

Entertain Guests This Summer with Aldi’s Award Winning Tipples

The sun is finally out, the weather is warming up - it's time for some delicious summertime drinks! Whether you’re stocking up on beers and ciders for a family barbeque, packing for a festival with friends or just want to relax in the garden with a chilled glass of wine or fruity cocktail in hand, Aldi has it covered with a range of great value award-winning tipples.
 
Australian Sauvignon Blanc
Single bottle £3.69
Available in stores nationwide from 10 July (while stocks last)
On a bright summer’s day nothing beats a glass of perfectly chilled white wine. The crisp and zingy citrus notes of this Sauvignon Blanc can be enjoyed with white fish such as mackerel, and is the perfect base for a thirst quenching white sangria. Head to the Aldi website for a recipe https://www.aldi.co.uk/recipes/all-recipes/cocktails/c/cocktails
 
 
Exquisite Collection Pinot Noir Rosé
Case of six £41.94 / single bottle £6.99
Available now in stores nationwide and online at aldi.co.uk
Packed with intense fruity flavours of strawberry, cherry, raspberry and plum, this complex New Zealand Rosé is summertime in a glass. Best enjoyed chilled with fish and salad – the perfect excuse to invite friends over on a warm summer’s evening.
 

Valdobbiadene Prosecco Spumante Superiore DOCG
Case of six £44.94 / single bottle £7.49
Available now in stores nationwide and online at aldi.co.uk
Nothing says summer more than a picnic of finger sandwiches washed down with a glass of crisp and dry Prosecco. The autumn fruits and delicate floral flavours perfectly pair with fish based sandwiches such as prawn mayonnaise and smoked salmon and cream cheese.
 

Golden Ales 12 X 500ml
£14.79 per mixed case of 6
Available in stores nationwide from 10 July (while stocks last)
A collection of ales including Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold, Ringwood Boondoggle, Jennings Cocker Hoop, Wainwright, Marston’s EPA and Brakspear Oxford Gold. A great summer selection for ale lovers.
 
 
Knights Malvern Gold Cider
£4.49 per 2.25L bag in a box
Available in stores nationwide from 10 July (while stocks last)
If beer is not for you, then why not quench your thirst with Knight’s Malvern Gold Cider. A fruity, refreshing drink made with the juice of specially selected apples – it’s best served over ice on a hot summer’s day. What’s more, its handy bag box makes it the perfect choice for festivals.
 

Westons Medium Dry Cider
£1.25 per 500ml bottle
Available in stores nationwide from 10 July (while stocks last)
Beat the heat with this medium dry cider which is fully matured in old oak vats to develop its very special character and flavour. Full bodied, mellow in flavour with the traditional character of an oak conditioned cider, Westons Medium Dry Cider is a great alternative to beer and wine.
 
 
Alska Fruit Cider Peach and Raspberry
£1.39 per 500ml bottle
Available now in stores nationwide (while stocks last)
If you are in the mood for a fruiter alternative, this sumptuous cider has a blend of seasonal fresh wild raspberries and plump juicy peaches. Enjoy served over ice to keep you cool under the sun.
Also available, Alska Swedish Fruit Cider Pear and Lychee, £1.39.
 
 
Austin’s Summer Punch
£5.99 per 1L
Available now in stores nationwide (while stocks last)
A quintessentially British tipple – no picnic is complete without it! Serve the traditional way, with ice-cold lemonade, chopped cucumber, strawberries, oranges and fresh mint.
Also available in a ready-to-drink Austin’s & Lemonade can, £0.99.
 
 
Raspberry Vodka Liqueur
£10.99 per 50cl
Available in stores nationwide from 10 July (while stocks last)
Shake up your summer party with the season's must have Raspberry Vodka Liqueur. Enjoy on the rocks or as an ingredient added to your favourite cocktail recipe.
 

Oliver Cromwell Gin & Tonic and Oliver Cromwell Gin & Diet Tonic
£0.99 per 250ml can
Available now in stores nationwide (while stocks last)
Light and crisp with rounded spice and a touch of juniper, Aldi’s Oliver Cromwell Gin & Tonic can is best enjoyed with lemon, lime or cucumber for a touch of class, and is also available with diet tonic. These ready to drink gin and tonic cans are the perfect tipples for picnics, parties and festivals. 
30
Jun

King of checkouts help Team GB at kitting out

Team GB’s first and fastest discount supermarket partner, Aldi, is supporting this year’s Kitting Out experience for athletes heading to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.  The athletes will benefit from the exceptional customer service and famed efficiency that Aldi stores are known for, as they collect their tailored kit for the Games in August.

Last year, Aldi recorded one of the fastest Kitting Out processes to date ahead of the Baku 2015 European games - a speed it hopes to replicate and even improve upon on the road to Rio.

Aldi will showcase its checkouts specially developed for the occasion and will be giving each of its staff a specific mission to help drive speed and efficiency. Each athlete will also be issued a till receipt, detailing their full kit allocation. This will allow them to supermarket-sweep to the finish line rather than wasting time in queues, giving them plenty of free time to enjoy the activities. Aldi staff who supported in 2015 will act as team leaders and  80 more employees from different regions around the UK will be invited to take part, encouraging Olympic engagement across the business.

As part of the Homegrown Heroes initiative - a platform developed in partnership between Aldi and the Team GB where the public can find out more about the athletes and leave inspirational messages online - athletes entering the checkout space will be greeted and encouraged to sign a giant map of Great Britain. This will later be put up for grabs as a competition prize across Aldi’s social media channels.

The team will also be gifted with Aldi Passports to Rio which will include helpful tips such as phrases in Portuguese, Rio themed recipes and further information about the sponsorship.

Bill Sweeney, Chief Executive Officer at the British Olympic Association, said: “We’re thrilled to have Aldi support us on our journey to this year’s games in Rio. The Kitting Out experience is a vital time in the team’s preparation. Improving the athletes’ experience is key to getting the best out of our competitors as they prepare for Rio. We’re confident that Aldi will ensure the team receive that exceptional service and efficiency for which the business is so famous.”

Since the start of the partnership in August 2015, Aldi has offered over 650 Team GB members £25 worth of vouchers per month to spend in-store during the run up to the Games. The scheme was launched to ensure the sporting stars would have access to fresh, affordable, great British food as they fuel their performances on the way to Brazil. Visitors to the Homegrown Heroes website can use the interactive map to find information on Aldi’s suppliers and stores, where athletes will be using their shopping vouchers ahead of the games.

Jon Neale, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi UK, said: “We are honoured to be supporting the athletes as they prepare for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and our staff from across the country are looking forward to being involved in this year’s Kitting Out experience. It’s a true team effort; we are proud of working closely with the BOA to bring our people operations to Birmingham NEC and ensure the process runs as smoothly and efficiently as it can for the athletes’ final steps to Rio.”

To learn more about the Team GB athletes and leave messages of support as Team GB heads to Rio, visit the Homegrown Heroes website: www.teamgb.com/homegrownheroes.
30
Jun

Aldi launches £4 school uniform which rivals Marks & Spencer's quality, saving parents up to 74%

Discount supermarket Aldi is set to launch a Back To School uniform package for just £4 this July, which independent tests have proven rivals[1] the Marks and Spencer uniform range, offering parents a 74% saving.
 
On sale instore and online from 14th July and available whilst stocks last, the £4 price for the uniform package covers all primary school ages (4-11 years). The package includes two polo shirts, one round neck jumper and either a pair of trousers or a skirt, making Aldi’s range the most competitive of all UK supermarkets2.
 
For the first time, Aldi’s Back to School range will be available to pre-order online from 7th July meaning parents can have the autumn term all sewn up before the end of the school year. The range includes everything from uniform essentials like scuff-resistant shoes, socks, and tights to PE kits, backpacks and other accessories, making Aldi the one-stop-shop for all parents.

Tony Baines, Managing Director for Corporate Buying at Aldi comments: “Our £4 uniform offers not only great value but also incredible quality. The price and quality reassurance means we’re giving parents the chance to put aside worries about expensive new uniforms. What’s more, they can get everything sorted before the summer holidays even begin – something our customers have told us they love!

“The Aldi school uniform package costs the same across all sizes and can be bought on our website as well as in our stores, so it couldn’t be easier for parents to stock up on this great-value, excellent quality range.”


 Here’s how Aldi stacks up against Marks & Spencer[1]

 
ALDI M&S
Trousers / Skirt:
£1.50
Straight Leg Trousers / Pleated Skirt:
*From £6.40

 
Polo Shirt 2pk:
£1.25
Polo Shirt 2pk:
*From £4.00
Round Neck Sweater:
£1.25
Unisex Jumper:
*From £4.80
TOTAL: £4
SAVING UP TO 74%
 
TOTAL: £15.20
 
 
















Here’s how Aldi stacks up against its other supermarket competitors:
 
 
Aldi Tesco Sainsbury’s Asda
Round Neck Sweater
£1.25

Plain Polo 2 Pack
£1.25

Trousers/Skirt
£1.50
Round Neck Sweater
From £3.00

Plain Polo 2 Pack
From £2.50

Trousers/Skirt
From £3.00
Round Neck Sweater
From £4.00
 
Plain Polo 2 Pack
from
£3.50

Trousers/Skirt
From £5.00
Round Neck Sweater
From £2.00


Plain Polo 2 Pack
From £2.50

Trousers/Skirt
From £3.00
Total:
£4
Total:
£8.50
Total:
£12.50
Total:
£7.50
% saved by shopping with Aldi SAVE
53%
SAVE
68%
SAVE
47%
 
 



















Aldi Specialbuys Back to School range offers excellent value without compromising on quality. Available to buy online and in stores on Thursday 14th July, but you’d best be quick, as once they’re gone they’re gone!

Check out our new Back to School video, where the toughest of kids put our £4 uniform package through the roughest of conditions!
 
[1] Intertek  
24
Jun

Aldi serve up an ace saving on strawberries for Wimbledon

With tennis season around the corner, thousands of fans will be heading to Wimbledon to watch Andy Murray battle it out to reach glory at this year’s tournament and as shots are volleyed across the court, spectators will be tucking in to the classic summer favourite, strawberries.
 
Whilst thousands of spectators will be forking out a ball dropping £2.50[1] for a punnet of ten strawberries at Wimbledon,  Aldi customers can enjoy fresh British strawberries for a fraction of the price at just £1.29 (400g pack), saving them £1.21 a punnet.
 
With research[2] revealing that an increasing number of people watch the tennis championships from the comfort of their home, (29.2m people tuning in to watch Wimbledon on TV in 2015, up from 27.1m in 2014[3]) the grand slam saving that shoppers can make at Aldi is likely to be a crowd pleaser.
 
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi UK, said “At Aldi, we are committed to providing the best quality and value to our customers all year round.
 
“Wimbledon is a celebrated British sporting event and we aim to offer our customers a full range of summer favourites, including British strawberries, which they can enjoy with friends and family while cheering on the players.”
 
During Wimbledon4, Aldi is set to sell over 2.5 million punnets of strawberries enough to pack 3015 centre courts.
 
Angus Soft Fruits, grower of Aldi’s British strawberries, said: ‘With peak season for strawberries upon us, we are incredibly proud to be producing deliciously juicy British punnets for all to enjoy.”
 
Angus Soft Fruits Ltd. which was established in 1994, has also successfully produced new strawberry varieties including AVA and AVA Rosa, a far superior tasting variety, both of which are often available at Aldi stores nationwide.
 
British Strawberries – £1.29, 400g 
This is a core product, available in all Aldi stores.

Fresh British Double Cream – 65p, 300ml 
This is a core product, available in all Aldi stores.
 

[1] 2015 prices and broadcast statistics sourced from the Official Wimbledon website.
[2] Research sourced from the Official Wimbledon website.
[3] For a total 15 minute reach at a time as per information on the Official Wimbledon website.
27 June – July 10 2016
5 2,377cm x 823cm = 1,956,271cm2 (size of tennis court). This is divided by the cm2 of the strawberry punnet – 19cm x 12cm = 228cm2, therefore 8,580 punnets fill one court. We then divided the number of strawberry punnets we sell a year by 8,580 to get 301. Aldi sells enough to fill 301 tennis courts a year.
16
Jun

Aldi raises the steaks with wagyu this summer

  • Aldi launches high quality premium Wagyu steaks on Thursday 16th June 2016
  • Range comprises Specially Selected Wagyu Ribeye Beef Steak and Specially Selected Wagyu Sirloin Beef Steak
  • Aldi set to become largest retailer of Wagyu
  • Priced at just £7.29 for 8oz/277g

Foodie fans are in for a real treat with the launch of Aldi’s super luxury selection of premium Wagyu beef, on sale from 16th June, in time for Father’s Day.

Widely thought of as the best (and priciest) beef in the world, Aldi is making this superior meat both affordable and accessible to customers for a limited time only and while stocks last.

Aldi’s Specially Selected Wagyu Rib Eye and Specially Selected Sirloin Steaks will sell for a mere £7.29 for 227g (8oz) compared to a typical upmarket restaurant price of £40 per 100g* where it would cost £90.80 to enjoy the same size steak.

Aldi Specially Selected Wagyu Steaks come from cattle that are both bred and 100% grass-fed on open New Zealand pastures to give the meat a distinctive rich flavour and texture. It also gives it a good coverage of marbling, which allows the steak to become tender and succulent when the fat is imparted into the meat.

Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said, “By sourcing from only the finest Wagyu producers in New Zealand, Aldi continues to offer unique and premium quality at everyday low prices, providing customers with significant savings without compromise.”

Aldi has worked with the finest farmers in New Zealand for over two years to offer customers the very best and distinctive taste of Wagyu.  The beef is from cattle raised outdoors in New Zealand and unlike Wagyu cattle raised in other countries, such as Australia and America, New Zealand cattle are grass fed and reared outdoors.   

Over the last 12 months, Aldi sold a staggering 1.5 million Specially Selected Wagyu Beef Burgers (awarded Silver at Grocer Own Label Awards 2016) and with 50,000 steaks being made available to customers from June, the supermarket is set to become the largest retailer of Wagyu Beef in the UK in 2016.

Demand is expected to be unprecedented and a limit of two steaks per purchase has been placed to ensure that as many customers as possible get to enjoy this very special meat.
The Specialbuy Wagyu steaks are available in stores, throughout the UK, from Thursday 16th June, while stocks last, so be quick because when it’s gone, it’s gone!

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*As featured on the menu at MASH London; Modern American Steakhouse.

Product information:
Specially Selected Wagyu Ribeye Beef Steak – £7.29, 8 ounces, 227g      
Specially Selected Wagyu Sirloin Beef Steak – £7.29, 8 ounces, 227g              
These are Specialbuy products, available in all Aldi stores from 16th June 2016, while stocks last. 

16
Jun

Aldi launches new partnership with Farm Africa to help tackle poverty in rural Africa

Aldi UK has become the first UK supermarket to team up with international development charity Farm Africa, in a three-year partnership to support young farmers in Kenya.
 
The supermarket has pledged to donate £260,000 to fund Growing Futures, a project to educate young people in sustainable agriculture, which is being run by Farm Africa in Kitale, Western Kenya. 
 
Aldi and Farm Africa are joining forces to improve the lives of more than 400 out-of-school young people by helping them to grow and sell more crops, and to sell their produce for more money, so they can earn a decent income and build sustainable businesses.
 
In doing so, the project aims to enable young people to escape the cycle of poverty by empowering them to create more commercially viable livelihoods for themselves through agriculture and become business leaders in their communities.
 
Oliver King, Corporate Managing Director at Aldi UK said: “By supporting young people in rural areas to increase harvests and create better incomes for themselves, Growing Futures will not only play its part in eradicating extreme poverty in Kitale, it will help young people build for the future.
 
“The project will encourage young people to become job creators rather than job-seekers, turning them into drivers of economic growth and reducing their communities’ dependence on aid.”
 
Farm Africa works with small-scale farmers, government and private sector organisations across Africa to boost food production, creating more sustainable and commercial farming that builds rural incomes and sustains natural resources.
 
Nicolas Mounard, Chief Executive of Farm Africa, said: “This partnership will help us give young farmers in Kenya the vital support they need to grow themselves out of poverty.
 
“As well as assisting young farmers to vastly improve the quality and amount of food they produce, this project will help ensure they are growing the most valuable crops, support them in finding the best contracts, and enable them to sell their crops at higher value markets so they can find a lasting way out of poverty.”
 
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16
Jun

Aldi UK becomes the fastest-growing retailer of fairtrade roses

Aldi has become the fastest growing retailer of Fairtrade roses following a 21 per cent surge in year-on-year sales. 
 
The supermarket, which stocks Fairtrade roses in all of its 645 UK stores, saw sales increase from 1.4m to 1.9m bunches during the last 12 months* (April 2015-16). This undoubtedly contributed to Aldi being named Floral Retailer of the Year for the third year running at the 2016 FPC Fresh awards.
 
The growth comes as Aldi approaches its second anniversary of launching the roses, which were first sold in June 2014.
 
On average, Aldi sells 33,000 bunches of Fairtrade roses each week, with sales rising to over 60,000 for key occasions such as Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.   
 
More than 90 per cent of Aldi’s Fairtrade roses are sourced from two farms in Ethiopia and Kenya. In addition to the social, environmental and economic benefits Fairtrade certification brings to flower farms, premiums from the sale of Aldi’s roses, which overall amounts to an estimated £400,000 directly fund a number of extra projects which help the whole community.  
     
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi said: “Fairtrade is important to Aldi and our customers, who increasingly tell us they value ethically sourced products at affordable prices.  The Fairtrade principles also fit with our business ethos of developing long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships with our suppliers.

“We recognise the positive impact that sourcing Fairtrade products has on suppliers in less developed countries. We will continue to work closely with the Fairtrade Foundation to explore how we can offer these farmers and growers more support.” 

Euan Venters, Commercial Director, the Fairtrade Foundation, said: “We’re delighted that Aldi’s Fairtrade roses have become such a popular choice, just two years since the launch, providing quality and value alongside a better deal for growers. Fairtrade roses empower flower workers and their communities, with funding invested in social projects, improving local education and healthcare.

Aldi’s Fairtrade roses are supplied by JZ Flowers, who have supported the growth of the business’s Fairtrade offering since its introduction. This support has built on Aldi’s relationship with JZ, which spans over 20 years.  JZ is the largest importer of Fairtrade flowers in the UK, and each of the Fairtrade-certified farms it sources from have separate committees of workers who decide how premiums are spent.
 
Aldi’s Fairtrade range includes organic bananas, chocolate, tea, coffee and wine. In addition, the supermarket also stocks a number of Utz and Rainforest Alliance certified products. 


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16
Jun

Aldi crowned the Grocer of the Year

Aldi has taken home The Grocer of the Year trophy at The Grocer Gold Awards 2016 – marking the supermarket’s fourth triumph in the category since 2009.

The supermarket received The Grocer of the Year award in recognition for its longstanding commitment to delivering award-winning products at unbeatable prices, and excellent customer service.

Aldi was presented with the trophy at last night’s prestigious The Grocer Gold Awards ceremony at Guildhall, London; beating competition from Lidl and Ocado.

The announcement comes as Aldi continues to prove popular with shoppers, holding an all-time record market share of 6% (Kantar Worldpanel data 22/05/16).

Matthew Barnes, Chief Executive Officer for Aldi UK and Ireland, said: “We’re thrilled to have been named The Grocer of the Year 2016. The recognition by The Grocer Gold Awards provides consumers with the assurance that Aldi is the best supermarket in Britain.

“We remain dedicated to offering our customers the highest quality products at everyday low prices, and as we continue to open new stores in 2016, we hope more and more people throughout the UK will choose to come to us for their full weekly shop.”

Aldi claimed a total of 2 awards at this year’s ceremony, and was also awarded Own Label Range of the Year for its parenting and baby range Mamia.

The win follows Aldi’s success at the Grocer Own Label Awards in May, where it took home 40 trophies; picking up 19 Gold Awards and 21 Silver Awards to become the most awarded retailer. This is testament to the high quality demonstrated by Aldi’s exclusive brand products.

For more information about Aldi’s award success, please visit https://www.aldi.co.uk/.

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2
Jun

Cheers to Dad!

This Father’s Day, why not honour Dad with a quality bottle of fine wine, refreshing beer or smooth spirit from Aldi’s award-winning, affordable drinks range.
 
Gaguedi South African Shiraz
Case of six £29.34 / single bottle £4.89
Available now in stores nationwide and online at aldi.co.uk
ith its abundance of soft sweet blackberry and red cherry fruits, this Shiraz is best enjoyed with red meat. The perfect gift for a sophisticated dad, without the hefty price tag.
 
 
Venturer Series Cotes de Gascogne
Case of six £28.74 / single bottle £4.79
Available now in stores nationwide and online at aldi.co.uk
This French white is a great choice for Father’s Day lunch. Whatever the weather, he’ll love the zingy citrus flavours, creamy feel and crisp finish of this Venturer Series Cotes de Gascogne, best teamed with white fish.
 
 
20 Year Old Tawny Port
£14.99
Available in stores nationwide from 9 June for a limited time whilst stocks last
Father’s Day need not break the bank with this beautiful Tawny Port. Aged in oak its rich and creamy texture is the perfect way to toast dad this Father's Day. Why not try it with his favourite dessert, or as an aperitif with a handful of toasted almonds.  
 
 
Steinhauser German Lager  
Pack of six, £3.99
Available now in stores nationwide
Planning the ultimate barbecue this Father's Day? This lager will go with anything that comes off the grill. The caramelised flavours of grilled meats and vegetables are a classic match with the mild hop taste of this beer. The perfect partner for a hot dog with plenty of onions and mustard. A classic, German lager with mild hop flavours A classic, German lager with mild hop flavours. The perfect foil to a hot dog with plenty of onions and mustard.
 
 
Glen Marnoch Rum Cask Finish Single Malt Whisky
£19.99
Available in stores nationwide from 9 June for a limited time whilst stocks last
Show Dad how much you care with this extra-special, limited release bottle of whisky. The perfect Father’s Day treat, this whisky comes in a gift box.
 
 
Glen Marnoch Speyside Single Malt Whisky
£17.99
Available now in stores nationwide
Treat Dad to the winner of a silver medal at the Spirits Business Scotch Whisky Masters . Finish the day with some homemade apple crumble and a glass of this top class single malt.
 
 
Highland Black Eight Year Old Whisky
£12.99
Available now in stores nationwide
Awarded a prestigious "Master" certification for its high quality at the Spirits Business Scotch Whisky Masters; this whisky is good enough for the king of all dads. Boasting rich malt flavours, its smooth flow leads into a long, fruit-filled finish. Its full bodied ripe fruit taste is best served over ice.
 

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27
May

Aldi gets beer-hind UK's finest regional brewers with the launch of homegrown craft beer range

Supermarket Aldi is championing British beer and expanding its UK-brewed craft beer range. The initiative, worth over £600k, will see the retailer stock eighteen UK-brewed craft beers in its stores in England and Wales from Sunday 29th May as a Specialbuy.
 
The move is set to tap in to the booming craft beer market in the UK which is currently worth £420 million and predicted to reach £1 billion in value by 2020[1], as demand surges for authentic, regionally brewed ales.
 
Wiltshire brewery, Wadworth, is one of thirteen local breweries signed up, with its signature Wadworth 6X ale. A fourth-generation family business, the brewery still delivers ales locally in oak cask beer barrels by its very own Shire Horses. The Aldi listing marks a major coup for the brewing team.
 
Colin Oke, Head Brewer at Wadworth’s, comments: “We’re an independent family business and making quality ales is our passion – the deal with Aldi means we can continue to grow and put 6X on the UK map, a testament to our team and the generations before us.”
 
Boasting quality brews from some of the finest breweries across the country, each beer in Aldi’s new range has been handpicked by the retailer’s dedicated UK buying team over the course of two years; and carefully selected to celebrate provenance, artisan brewing and the exceptional beer produced across the UK.
 
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying, comments: “We’re delighted to be supporting the growth of some of the most distinguished regional breweries and microbreweries across the country  and cannot wait to offer their signature ales to Aldi shoppers across the UK.
 
“Our buying team has scoured every corner of the UK to source an eclectic collection of fantastic ales, and we’re delighted to be able to bring this exceptional collection to shoppers across the country at an affordable price.” 
 
Tony Jerome, Communications Director of the Society for Independent Brewers (SIBA), who campaign for the interests of the growing number of independent brewers in the UK, adds: “It’s great to see Aldi championing local breweries and bringing the taste of some of Britain’s finest craft-brewed ales to shoppers across the country. Craft brewed beer is the strongest it’s ever been in the UK and Aldi’s range will strengthen that trend even further.”
The eighteen craft beers, each priced at £1.25, will be available in Aldi stores nationwide across England and Wales, from Sunday 29th May. As with all Specialbuys, once they’re gone they’re gone!
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Full product list:
•                    Wet Your Whistle (4.5%,500ml) – Brewed at Box Steam Brewery
•                    Golden Bolt (3.8%, 500ml) – Brewed at Box Steam Brewery
•                    Wadworth 6X (4.3% 500ml) – Brewed at Wadworth Brewery
•                    Two Tribes (4.5%, 500ml) – Brewed at Everards Brewery
•                    Hop Bomb (5.0%, 500ml) – Brewed at Sadler’s Brewery
•                    Mellow Yellow (4.1%, 500ml) – Brewed at Sadler’s Brewery
•                    Wizard Amber (3.7%, 500ml) – Brewed at Robinsons Brewery
•                    Maple Gold (4.3%, 500ml) – Brewed at Joseph Holt Brewery
•                    White Witch (3.9%, 500ml) – Brewed at Moorhouses Brewery
•                    Mid-Atlantic (4.5%, 500ml) – Brewed at Titanic Brewery
•                    Velo Pale Ale ( 4.2%, 500ml) – Brewed at Black Sheep Brewery
•                    Reverend James Rye (4.3%, 500ml) – Brewed at SA Brain Brewery
•                    Surrey Nirvana (4.0%, 500ml) – Brewed at Hogsback Brewery
•                    Castle (3.8%, 500ml) – Brewed at Arundel Brewery
•                    Double Dragon (4.2%, 500ml) – Brewed at Felinfoel Brewery
•                    A-Hop-alypse Now (4.3%, 500ml) – Brewed at Camerons Brewery
•                    Strongarm (4.3%, 500ml) – Brewed at Camerons Brewery
•                    Unicorn (4.3% ABV, 500ml) - Brewed at Robinsons Brewery
All products priced at £1.25.
 
[1] Premium Bottled Ale Report – viewable here
27
May

Fantastic Father's Day gifts for less at Aldi

With Father’s Day around the corner, families will be seeking the best gifts for Dad. Help is at hand with the new Aldi Specialbuys Father’s Day range, on sale both online and in store from 9th June, available while stocks last.

Gadget lovers can take to the skies with this premium Drone Camera (£69.99) which includes a HD camera for photos and video recording and can be flown both indoors and outdoors to capture moments on the move. With 360° flip capabilities, dads can enjoy hours of fun testing their flight skills with the added bonus of being able to record their progress.

Extreme-sport lovers will appreciate nothing more this Father’s Day than this Action Camcorder (£29.99) featuring a HD camera which can snap and record high quality shots even in the most extreme conditions. Ideal for everything from off-road cycling to extreme skiing, this excellent quality camcorder comes equipped with a bike bracket, multifunction clip, helmet seat and all the bells and whistles any extreme adventurer could ask for. 
 
Take Dad on a trip down memory lane with this Vintage Suitcase Turntable (£29.99). Designed for easy portability and with dynamic built-in radio speakers to give music-fanatic fathers a chance to dig out their vinyl records and experience a nostalgic blast from the past.

Music lovers will also enjoy this traditional 1950’s Jukebox. This quality Bluetooth Jukebox (£49.99) pairs top-quality sound with super retro styling, so the whole family can enjoy timeless classics wirelessly from a smartphone or tablet.
 
DIY aficionados will love the Workzone Titanium+ 10.8V LI-ION Cordless Tool Kit (£69.99) which is powerful enough to complete even the toughest jobs on site or around the house.  This quality kit includes a 10.8V Li-Ion Drill Driver with a soft grip handle, 10.8V Reciprocating Saw with a quick saw blade change system and LED Torch.
 
This premium Leather Washbag (£12.99) is 100% real leather and comes with a handy inner compartment to store dad’s grooming essentials. What’s more, this quality Electric Shaver (£17.99) ensures maximum comfort for both wet and dry shaves with the triple cutting system.
 
Aldi’s range of Wooden Games (£6.99), including a Wooden Table Football and Wooden Darts will keep dads entertained for hours. For classic car fanatics, these Vehicle Construction Sets (£2.99) come with plywood kits, available in four vintage designs.
 
From excellent quality Leather Golf Shoes (£19.99) to Premium Golf Balls (£9.99), dads can tee off in style, with great-value Golf Gift Accessories (£4.29) including sports balls, foam balls and castle tees to set him up for a perfect game.
 
Spoiling dad this Father’s Day doesn’t need to break the bank with affordable gifts ranging from this quality Gent’s Chronograph Watch (£14.99) to these great-value Luxury Bluetooth Headphones (£19.99).
 
It wouldn’t be Father’s Day without traditional treats such as Aldi’s Men’s Classic Slippers (£4.49), Men's Loungewear (£7.99) or Father's Day Novelty Socks 4pk (£4.99). With a wide variety of quality gifts and Father's Day Square Cards and Bags (starting from £0.79) to go with them, Aldi is the one-stop-shop to for quality presents to suit every personality type!
Aldi’s Specialbuys Father’s Day range is available in stores nationwide and online at www.aldi.co.uk  from 9th June and, as with all Specialbuys, once it’s gone it’s gone!

Aldi’s Father’s Day range is on sale on 9th June and available while stocks last
Product Description Price
10.8v Li-Ion Cordless Tool Kit £69.99
Drone Camera £69.99
Bluetooth Jukebox £49.99
Vintage Suitcase Turntable £29.99
Action Camcorder £29.99
Luxury Bluetooth Headphones £19.99
Men’s Leather Golf Shoes £19.99
Electric Shaver £17.99
Hair Clipper £14.99
Gent’s Chronograph Watch £14.99
Leather Washbag £12.99
Muc-off Bike Cleaning Kit £10.99
Premium Golf Balls £9.99
Men's Loungewear £7.99
Men's Luxury Pique Polo Shirt £7.99
Men's Bermuda Shorts £6.99
Wooden Games £6.99
3 Piece Folding Hex Key £4.99
Phonebox Bird Feeders £4.99
Men's/Ladies’ Premium Leather Belts £4.99
Men’s Classic Slippers £4.49
Retro Wooden Boxes £3.99
Golf Gift Accessories £4.29
Father's Day Mugs/Glasses £3.99
Father's Day Novelty Socks 4pk £4.99
Men's 5pk Novelty Socks £3.99
Vehicle Construction Sets £2.99
Father's Day Large Cards/Bags £1.29
Father's Day Square Cards/Bags £0.79
 
27
May

Aldi opens its first ultramodern dedicated wine store in the capital as demand for it's award-winning tipples grows

Retailer Aldi is set to build on the huge success of its wine range with the launch of a dedicated, ultramodern wine store in London’s trendy east end in celebration of its eCommerce launch. Aldi’s online wine offering has proven particularly popular in the capital, with Londoners spending the most online on Aldi’s award-winning wines.
 
Open to the public from today (Thursday 26th May), the Aldi Wine Store represents a refined and futuristic approach to helping shoppers choose their wine.  Its sleek, minimalistic design consists of glass wine displays and stations lined with tablets where customers can purchase their favourite tipples to be delivered straight to their door, thanks to Aldi’s new online offering.
 
Customers will be able to try before they buy online with a resident Master of Wine – one of only 338 in the world – and sommeliers on hand to guide wine lovers through Aldi’s award-winning range. What’s more, visitors wanting to up their wine knowledge can participate in various free masterclasses on a first come, first serve basis including an introduction to pairing wine with cheese, and how to identify characteristics of new world verses old world wines.
 
The launch of the Aldi Wine Store comes at a time when the supermarket’s wine offering is more popular than ever. 100 bottles of its Exquisite Collection wine are sold every hour in the UK, and this year, Aldi beat off stiff competition from the likes of Waitrose to secure the ‘Supermarket of the Year’, ‘Multiple Wine Retailer of the Year’ and ‘Drinks Buying Team of the Year’ awards at the prestigious Drinks Retailing Awards.
 
Since launch earlier this year, Aldi’s eCommerce operation has opened up its wine range to those who may not necessarily live near an Aldi store. It has proved particularly popular with shoppers in the South East, who have accounted for nearly 1 in 5 of all wine cases ordered to date.
 
The Aldi Wine store will be located in BOXPARK, Shoreditch, and open from the 26th-28th May as part of London Wine Week - a week-long celebration of London’s thriving wine scene. The festival is now in its third year and for the first time in 2016, Aldi will be the Official Supermarket Sponsor.
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, comments: “We are delighted to be launching our first ever pop up shop dedicated purely to our fantastic wine range. Our wines have fast been gaining a well-deserved reputation for their excellent quality and low prices.
 
“Our store, open for three days, represents our dedication to opening up the world of Aldi wine to all - allowing customers both new and existing, to try before they buy either in store or online.
 
“We decided to open an Aldi Wine Pop Up in the capital following the launch of our eCommerce offering which, to date, has shown there is a huge appetite for Aldi’s wine amongst those in the South East, and what better time to trial a dedicated wine store than during London Wine Week.”
 
Popular wines available to sample in the high-tech store will include Aldi’s The Exquisite Collection Clare Valley Riesling which, in 2015, won a gold medal and Great Value Champion award at the International Wine Challenge, and from one of the most famous wine producing regions in France, the Andre Vannier Chablis Premier Cru, which retails at just £7.99. Samples of Aldi’s Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut, which has proven to be Londoners’ top tipple to purchase from the Aldi site will also be offered to shoppers to try before purchasing on the in-store tablets via Aldi.co.uk. 
20
May

Award winning Aldi is UK's lowest price supermarket

  • On average, Aldi costs 27% less than other supermarkets
  • Discounter costs between £10.68 to £21.36 less than other supermarkets for a basket of 33 products 
  • Aldi beats all other supermarkets with a total of 40 awards at today’s Grocer Own Label Awards 

Aldi has cemented its place as the UK lowest priced, best value supermarket after beating the Big Four supermarkets and Waitrose in this week’s Grocer Magazine’s basket price comparison.
 
The basket price comparison saw Aldi claim first place for its unbeatable prices, with a basket of 33 products costing £40.28, meaning that on average it costs 27% less than other supermarkets.
 
Aldi was over 20% cheaper than second placed Asda, with its basket costing £40.28; £10.68 less than Asda. Waitrose recorded the most expensive basket at £61.64, nearly 35% more than Aldi. The basket price comparison included:
 
Supermarket Price of Basket Price vs Aldi
Aldi £40.28 -
Asda £50.96 Costs £10.68 more
Morrisons £52.06 Costs £11.78 more
Tesco £53.90 Costs £13.62 more
Sainsbury’s £57.95 Costs £17.67 more
Waitrose £61.64 Costs £21.36 more
 
The Grocer’s basket price comparison featured a range of items regularly bought by shoppers including chicken, corn flakes, eggs, tea bags, vegetables and bread.
 
The news follows Aldi’s success at today’s Grocer Own Label Awards where its products collected 19 Golds and 21 Silvers. One of the supermarket sectors most prestigious awards, The Grocer Own Label Awards recognise and reward outstanding supermarket own label products.
 
Winners across a total of 69 categories were announced earlier this afternoon at a ceremony at The Hilton, Park Lane, following a tough five month, two stage judging process tests by a consumer panel and expert judges.
 
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Aldi Corporate Buying, said: “The combination of the Grocer’s price comparison and our success at the Own Label awards proves that Aldi offers the best quality products at prices that simply can’t be beaten.
 
“These independent tests and comparisons show that shoppers can save significant amounts of money on their weekly shop at Aldi, without any compromise.  Aldi shoppers can fill their trolleys without emptying their pockets.”
 
Amongst Aldi’s gold-winning products are Specially Selected Gourmet Crackers with Sea Salt, Specially Selected West Country Vintage Reserve Crunchy Cheddar, Specially Selected British Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil, Harvest Morn Maple and Pecan Crisp Cereal, Specially Selected Raspberry Conserve and Mamia Junior Raspberry Mini Rice Cakes, which cost just 65p.
 
 
Other successful products at the awards from Aldi’s premium Specially Selected range include Specially Selected Spicy Italian Schiacciata Salami Pizza, Specially Selected Smooth & Creamy Canadian Blueberry Luxury Yogurt and Specially Selected Continental Rhubarb & Strawberry Tart also proved worthy gold winners.
 
Its Specially Selected Wagyu Burgers, The Fishmonger Boneless Seabass Fillets and Harvest Morn Crunchy Oat Granola were a few of the silver winners.
 
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Aldi Corporate Buying, concluded: “We’re really pleased to receive such an accolade at the Grocer Own Label Awards.
 
“At Aldi, we enjoy surprising, delighting our customers every day. Whether that is through our award-winning own-label products available at the best possible prices, our unique marketing campaigns that bring our brand to life, or our commitment to being a responsible retailer, we remain committed to our promise to place our customers at the heart of everything we do.”
 
The announcement marks the end of a truly successful week for Aldi, with the supermarket also picking up two accolades at the Marketing Week Awards 2016.
 
Aldi beat Disney, Starbucks and Heineken to be named Brand of the Year in recognition of its innovation and creativity within the sector. The supermarket also picked up the gong for Marketing Team of the Year at last night’s Marketing Week Awards ceremony at the Roundhouse in London, which was hosted by Sir Lenny Henry.
 
For more information about Aldi’s award-winning range and commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its business please visit www.aldi.co.uk
20
May

​Rescue Yourself from Wrinkles with Aldi’s Lacura Expert Skincare

As we age, skin naturally becomes less elastic and more fragile. Decreased production of natural oils can dry your face out, making it appear more wrinkled. For those looking to tackle and prevent signs of skin ageing,  Aldi’s Lacura Expert Wrinkle Smoother (£4.99) is back on the shelves in store and online at aldi.co.uk  from Sunday 7th August.
 
Counteracting tension that causes wrinkles to form, this expert cream triggers the regeneration of collagen and elastin fibres to smooth and revive your skin.
 
This double cushioning effect cream boasts a 35% reduction rate in wrinkle visibility, a 27% increase in skin elasticity and a 32% increase in skin firmness, providing excellent results in just 4 weeks[1]
 
Armed with a precision applicator, this cream can be applied directly to wrinkles or sparingly across the face for an even coverage.
 
Infused with Oat Extract, Olive Squalane, Shea Butter and Vitamin E, this wrinkle fighting cream leaves your skin feeling even and rejuvenated.
 
On sale from Sunday 7th August, Lacura Expert Wrinkle Smoother will be available as a Specialbuy in-store and online at aldi.co.uk. Be quick though because, as with all Specialbuys, once it’s gone it’s gone!
20
May

Aldi takes the plunge with latest foray into lingerie market

  • Aldi to launch new low priced lingerie and nightwear
  • Range represents potential saving of up to 69% versus high street competitors* 

Aldi is set to add a floral flourish to lingerie drawers across the country with the launch of its brand new range. With prices starting from just £3.99, the collection represents a potential saving of up to 69%[1] versus other high street competitors, proving that a summer refresh doesn’t have to cost the earth.    
Launching online at www.aldi.co.uk and in stores on 15th May, Aldi’s full lingerie range can be snapped up for under £15, featuring a Ladies Floral Bra (£3.99), 2 Pack Briefs (£3.99) and a Ladies Floral Nightwear (£6.99). The range is available in a selection of attractive prints with colour combinations including coral/white, light blue/white or light mint/blue. So that men don’t feel left out, a 3 pack assortment of keyhole trunks will also available at a reasonably priced £4.99.
 
Tony Baines, Managing Director for Corporate Buying at Aldi comments:  “Lingerie can be expensive so we’re excited to be offering our customers a quality, affordable alternative to the high street brands out there.”

"Our range represents a great opportunity for women to freshen up their summer wardrobe and treat themselves to lingerie at a fraction of what they might expect to spend. “
 
The full Ladies’ Summer range will be available online at aldi.co.uk and in stores nationwide on Sunday 15th May and as with all Specialbuys, once it’s gone, it’s gone.
 
Aldi’s Ladies’ Summer range is in store 15th May and available while stocks last
Description Price
Ladies Floral Nightwear £6.99
Ladies Floral Bra £3.99
Ladies Floral Briefs (2 Pk) £3.99
Men’s Keyhole Trunks £4.99
 

-Ends-
 
ALDI M&S Debenhams
Ladies Bra & 2 Pack Briefs
 
 
 
 
£7.98
Ladies Floral Non-Padded Bra & 2 Briefs 
 
 
£26.00
Iris & Edie Pink lace flower t-shirt bra & 2 Briefs
 
 
£25.00
% SAVED WHEN SHOPPING AT ALDI SAVE 69%
(£18.02)
SAVE 68%
(£17.02)
 


 
 
 
 
 





 
*Prices listed in line with nearest package from M&S as of May 2016
20
May

Kick off with the right kit with Aldi's great value Euro's range

Sports lovers can kick off the 2016 European Championships in style with Aldi’s Euro’s 2016 range, in stores and online from 5th June and available while stocks last.


The new range from Aldi includes a whole host of top quality, UEFA licenced clothing and accessories for less. Supporters can show where their loyalties lie by sporting an official UEFA 2016 Hoody (£14.99) in the colours of their national side. Available for England, Wales and Ireland, these quality hoodies are available in zip-through or overhead styles and feature printed logos with a central pocket.
To complete the look, devoted followers can show their support by donning an Adult’s UEFA 2016 Football Shirt or Polo Shirt (£5.99) and matching UEFA 2016 Cap (£3.99).


For younger fans, this Children’s UEFA 2016 Hoody (£5.99) is perfect for helping them to get behind their team, even in colder weather. Or, in milder conditions, kids can enjoy a kick around whilst looking the part with a full Children’s UEFA 2016 Football Kit (£5.99), Children’s UEFA 2016 Football Boots (£8.99) and Official Euro 2016 Football (£8.99).


This fantastic value Drinks Fridge (£79.99) which features an adjustable shelf, reversible glass swing door, a sizeable 47L capacity, will be a great addition to any household; both during the football season and beyond. Stock the fridge with Aldi’s brand new range of craft beers, such as Wadworth 6X (£1.25) or Wizard Amber (£1.25), without having to venture to the kitchen and risk missing a goal.


Aldi’s Specialbuys Euro’s 2016 range is available in stores nationwide and online at www.aldi.co.uk from 5th June but be quick because as with all Specialbuys, once it’s gone it’s gone!


Aldi’s Euro’s 2016 range is in store 2nd June and available while stocks last

Description Price
Drinks Fridge £79.99
UEFA 2016 Hoody £14.99
Children’s UEFA 2016 Football Boots £8.99
Official Euro 2016 England Football £8.99
Official Euro 2016 Football £8.99
Adult’s UEFA 2016 Football Shirt/Polo £5.99
Children’s UEFA 2016 Football Kit £5.99
Children’s UEFA 2016 Hoody £5.99
UEFA 2016 Cap £3.99
Children’s UEFA 2016 T- Shirt £2.99
Wadworth 6X 500ml £1.25
Wizard Amber Ale £1.25
 
20
May

Get ready for the great outdoors with Aldi's quality camping gear

Thrill-seeking adventurers, festival-goers and family campers will be all set to take advantage of the great British outdoors this spring, with Aldi’s Adventure Camping and Family Camping ranges, available in stores and online on the 26th May and 23rd June.
 
Adventure Camping – in stores 26th May
Lightweight and breathable, Aldi’s Dome Tent (£29.99) is a great all-rounder for any camping trip. Available in two colour options of green with grey or blue with grey, it features two entrance doors with a roll-up system, sewn-in groundsheet, super-light fibreglass poles and netted ventilation.
 
Aldi’s Self-Inflating Mat (£14.99) is available in either black, blue or green, and is perfect for those looking to stay comfy yet pack light too. For those hoping to recreate the comfort of home, this Foldable Camping Bed (£19.99) with aluminium frame is the perfect choice, complete with handy storage bag to make carrying easy. What’s more, campers can keep snug and warm with Aldi’s breathable mummy-style or envelope style Sleeping Bag (£14.99), available in four designs.
 
This great-value Camping Cooking Set (£14.99) has everything hungry campers need for an early morning fry-up, including a pot, frying pan and kettle. Alternatively, for great British BBQ’s under the stars, Aldi’s light-weight and convenient Folding BBQ (£12.99) can be assembled without any tools and will be ready to use in seconds. Both come with a carry bag for ease of transportation.
 
Family Camping – in stores 23rd June
A family camping trip shouldn’t be a chore, so take the pressure off with Aldi’s great-value Pop Up Tent (£19.99), which pitches in seconds and comes with a handy carry bag. For larger families and groups, Aldi’s 5 Man Tent (£79.99) is ideal, with two separate sleeping chambers for privacy and a separate porch entrance for added space.
 
It’s not often families travel light, so shoppers can pick up this Heavy Duty Folding Trolley (£49.99) and All Purpose Rucksack (£8.99) to transport everything to the campsite. The Trekking Backpack (£19.99) is also a great option for intrepid walkers to carry daytime supplies.
 
Foodies can cook up a storm with Aldi’s heavy-duty yet portable Dual Burner with Grill (£24.99), featuring two aluminium burners, a grill and grill pan, cooking grid, safety lid and handy carry handle.
 
With four shelves and a handy carry bag, this Camping Kitchen Cupboard (£39.99), is perfect for storing food essentials. Or, for those lucky enough to enjoy some hot weather, the Electric Cool Box (£39.99) is a must for keeping supplies fresh and chilled.
 
Whilst waiting for the BBQ to fire up, hang out in this Hammock with Stand (£39.99) - it’s easy to assemble with a 3-piece steel frame and includes an integrated drinks holder, removable pillow, magazine holder and carry bag.
 
The Folding Camping Table (£19.99) and Moon Camping Chair (£19.99) are perfect for enjoying al fresco family meals, or simply sitting outside and relaxing in the sunshine.
  
Also available is a whole host of camping essentials, including a Water Bottle (£1.99), 12 LED Lantern (£2.99), Camping Head Torch (£2.99) and an Electric Air Pump (£5.99). So whether it’s a night under the stars, a week’s adventure holiday or that all important festival, Aldi is sure to have something for everyone this spring and summer, with its great value camping ranges.
 
Aldi’s Specialbuys Adventure Camping range will be available in stores and online at aldi.co.uk on the 26th May and the Family Camping range is available from 23rd June - but don’t hang around as once they’re gone, they’re gone!
  
Adventure Camping Range in stores 26th May and available while stocks last
 
Product description Price
DOME TENT £29.99
CAMPING BED £19.99
FOLDABLE ALUMINIUM CAMP... £17.99
SELF-INFLATING MAT £14.99
SLEEPING BAG £14.99
CAMPING COOKING SET £14.99
FOLDING BARBECUE £12.99
FOLD FLAT CHAIR £9.99
FOLDING TROLLEY £9.99
PORTABLE GAS COOKER £7.99
5W LED TREKKING TORCH £6.99
GAS CANISTER REFILL 4PK £4.99
 
 
Family Camping Range in stores 23rd June and available while stocks last
 
Product description Price
5 MAN TENT A/B £79.99
HEAVY DUTY FOLDING TROLLEY £49.99
ELECTRIC COOLBOX A/B £39.99
HAMMOCK WITH STAND £39.99
CAMPING KITCHEN/CUPBOARD £39.99
DUAL BURNER WITH GRILL £24.99
BBQ IN A BAG £19.99
TREKKING BACKPACK £19.99
 4 PERSON PICNIC BAG £19.99
FOLDING CAMPING TABLE £19.99
INFLATABLE SOFA £19.99
MOON CAMPING CHAIR £19.99
 POP UP TENT £19.99
COMFORT SLEEPING BAG £17.99
SUN AWNING £14.99
4 POLE LARGE WINDBREAK £14.99
GAZEBO £14.99
LIGHTWEIGHT WALKING SHOES £14.99
DOUBLE AIR BED £12.99
ULTRA LIGHT SLEEPING BAG £12.99
MULTI PURPOSE FLOOR MATS £12.99
3 LED TENT LIGHTS £9.99
ALL PURPOSE RUCKSACK £8.99
SHOPPING BASKET £7.99
CHILDRENS TREKKING SANDALS £6.99
ELECTRIC AIR PUMP £5.99
JUNE INSTANT LIGHT CHARGER £4.49
LADIES CLOGS £3.99
MENS CLOGS £3.99
12 LED LANTERN £2.99
CAMPING HEAD TORCH £2.99
JUNE BARBECUE BRIQUETTES £2.89
WATER BOTTLE 700ML £1.99
 
20
May

Aldi launches Android Pay

Aldi is set to make shopping even easier for customers from Wednesday 18th May 2016 when it will start to accept contactless Android Pay across all of its 638 UK stores.
 
With Android accounting for 54%* of the smartphone market in the UK, the launch of mobile payment at Aldi stores will give thousands of customers the opportunity to pay for their shopping by simply tapping their phone on the contactless payment terminal at the checkout.
 
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Aldi Corporate Buying, said: “We’re pleased to partner with Android Pay to offer our customers a quick, easy and secure method to pay for goods in store.
 
“The launch of Android Pay further reinforces our commitment to give our customers a simplified and enjoyable shopping experience.”
 
Aldi successfully launched Apple Pay in 2015, for more information visit aldi.co.uk.
 
*Q1 2011 Millennial Media SMART Report
12
May

Aldi strikes gold at International Wine Challenge Supermarket’s own-label range wins big at wine industry ‘Oscars’

Supermarket Aldi is once again toasting victory for its wine range, having collected an impressive 27 accolades at the prestigious International Wine Challenge, including TWO GOLD and eight silver medals.
 
The International Wine Challenge, one of the world’s most respected drinks competitions, pits the very best wines from around the globe against each other in a series of rigorous blind taste tests. 27 of Aldi’s wines emerged triumphant, with the retailer adding two coveted gold medals to its trophy cabinet, for its The Exquisite Collection Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (£7.99) and its boutique, small parcel Lot 14 Minervois La Liviniere (£9.99).
 
Aldi’s premium tier, own-label wine range, The Exquisite Collection, was the retailer’s star performer - taking home 19 medals in total including Silver for both The Exquisite Collection Cotes de Provence Rose (£5.99) and The Exquisite Collection Touraine Sauvignon Blanc (£5.29).
 
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said: “The International Wine Challenge is one of the most highly respected awarding bodies in the industry. For our range to receive 27 accolades is a fantastic recognition of the work our talented buying team undertake to source the best wines from around the world
 
“We’re particularly excited that shoppers can now purchase our award-winning wine collection at the click of a button from our new eCommerce website, aldi.co.uk, which is opening up the wonderful world of wine to even more people across the country.”
 
The latest announcement takes Aldi’s medal count to 33 for its Beers, wines and spirits range in 2016 alone. In February the supermarket scooped a trio of accolades at the Drinks Retailing Awards as it was was crowned ‘Supermarket of the Year’, ‘Multiple Wine Retailer of the Year’ and awarded ‘Drinks Buying Team of the Year’.
 
In January Aldi began capitalising on its status as one of the UK’s favourite places to buy wine with the launch of a new online shopping service, www.aldi.co.uk, allowing consumers to purchase award-winning, great value wines at the click of a button.
 
 
The full list of IWC Tranche 2 award-winning Aldi wines is as follows:
 
International Wine Challenge Tranche Two
Gold
Lot 14 Minervois La Liviniere
The Exquisite Collection Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Silver
Lot 12 Anjou Chenin
The Exquisite Collection Limestone Coast Chardonnay
Estevez Pinot Noir
The Exquisite Collection Cotes de Provence Rose
The Exquisite Collection Touraine Sauvignon Blanc
The Exquisite Collection Riesling
The Exquisite Collection Limoux Chardonnay
2006 Blanc de Blanc Veuve Monsigny Champagne
Bronze
Venturer Series Cotes de Gascogne
AC Byrne Margaret River Chardonnay
Tudor Shiraz
Castellore Sicillian Shiraz
Gaguedi Shiraz
The Exquisite Collection Gavi
The Exquisite Collection Malbec
Jean Bouchard Saint Romain
The Exquisite Collection Rias Baixas Albarino
The Exquisite Collection Merlot
Baron Amarillo Rioja Reserva
The Exquisite Collection Blanquette
The Exquisite Collection Marsanne
The Exquisite Collection Cabernet de Cabernet
Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut
The Exquisite Collection Minarete Ribera del Duero
Philipe Michel Cremant du Jura
Commended
The Exquisite Collection Ch. Peyredoulle
Freeman’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc
The Exquisite Collection Pinot Noir Rose
Toro Loco Oak Aged Bobal Merlot
La Altelena Barbera d'Asti Superiore
The Exquisite Collection Sauvignon Blanc
The Exquisite Collection Cabernet Sauvignon
The Exquisite Collection Clairette
Cambalala Reserve Chenin Blanc
De La Rougerie, Bordeaux Supérieur
12
May

Protect your skin with Aldi's Lacura Anti-Aging Skincare

Anti-ageing skin care products have long been a ‘must-have’ for those who are beginning to see the inevitable effects of ageing and sun damage. Aldi’s quality Lacura skin care range, which starts at just £1.69, can help delay the effects without breaking the bank.
 
The Lacura Caviar Illumination collection contains a powerful anti-ageing caviar extract known to reduce signs of ageing by improving evenness and SPF 15 coverage to provide everyday protection against harmful rays. The Lacura Caviar Illumination range is perfect for all ages.
 
Scientific studies have shown the Lacura Caviar Illumination Day Cream (£6.99) increased skin hydration just four hours after use by up to 58 per cent, resulting in improved elasticity and smoother skin, while the Lacura Caviar Illumination Night Cream (£6.99) provided skin with deep moisture during sleep.
 
Serum is most effective applied after cleansing and toning, and before moisturising. The Lacura Renew Q10 multi intensive serum (£3.49) is an anti-wrinkle product with bio peptide Mimox which promotes active skin relaxation and helps to improve facial contours and leave skin looking radiant, healthier and younger. 
 
The Lacura Restorative Multi Intensive Serum with Soy (£3.49) is best for mature skin. Containing a calcium complex and Linoleic Acid, the serum strengthens the skin’s barrier which the anti-ageing complex from Soya with Vitamin E promotes the regeneration process of the skin.
 
For a steal at just £1.69 a pot, the Lacura Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream with SPF 20 and the Lacura Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream protects skin from premature ageing and reduces the appearance of fine lines. Also available in the range are Q10 restorative day and night creams (£1.69) with Soy, Coenzyme Q10 and Collagen-Booster to help reduce the visible signs of ageing.
 
If you’re conscious about protecting your youthful complexion and your bank balance, now is the time to introduce Aldi’s Lacura range into your skincare routine.  All products are available in stores now across the UK, from only £1.69.
12
May

The 'wheat' is over as Aldi launches Gluten-free range

  • Supermarket Aldi’s gluten-free range offers customers an average saving of 40%*
  • Bread, crumpets and pancakes from leading brand Genius up to a third cheaper at Aldi
  • Typical free-from basket is up to 20% cheaper at Aldi than Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Ocado
 
Leading a gluten-free diet, either through choice or necessity, need not cost the earth for the millions of people in the UK according to supermarket, Aldi.
 
Savvy shoppers looking for gluten-from alternatives can save an average of 40%* on their favourite foods by shopping at Aldi during Coeliac Awareness Week (9th -15th May 2016).
 
The range at Aldi will comprise 19 products from leading brands such as Genius and Mrs Crimbles and will include everything from bakery items and confectionary to cooking essentials such as pasta and sauces, all of which will go on sale as Specialbuys on Thursday 12th May, while stocks last.
 
A price check carried out on price comparison site mysupermarket.co.uk* has revealed that a loaf of Genius Seeded Bread purchased at Aldi during Coeliac Awareness Week will be a whopping £1.11 cheaper than at Sainsbury’s, Ocado and Tesco.
 
Meanwhile, Genius Gluten Free Pancakes and Crumpets will each be 51p cheaper, when compared to rival Asda.
 
Further research found that a typical gluten-free basket will be up to 20% cheaper at Aldi, when compared to Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Ocado, when the products go on sale later this month.
 
Shopping List  Sainsbury's Tesco Ocado Aldi
Bounce Engergy Balls  £1.50 (was £2) £2.00 N/A £1.59
Genius Gluten-Free Crumpets  £2.00 £2.00 £2.00 £1.49
Genius Gluten-Free Pancakes  £2.00 £2.00 £2.00 £1.49
Genius Seeded Bread £3.00 £3.00 £3.00 £1.89
Genius White Bread £3.00 £2.90 £2.90 £1.89
Seabrook Lattice Hand Cooked Crisps £1.00 £0.99 £1.99 £0.99
Trek Bars £1.00 £0.90 £0.90 £0.75
Yushoi Multipack Snapea Rice Sticks N/A £1.00 £1.00 £0.99
Has No… Gluten-Free Pasta  £1.50 £1.20 £1.89 £0.99
Nestle Gluten-Free Cornflakes £2.20 £1.99 £1.99 £1.99
Has No… Gluten-Free Organic Porridge £2.00 £2.00 N/A £1.89
Total Price  £19.20 (with 1 product missing)** £19.98** £17.67(with 2 product missing)** £15.95
Saving  £3.25 + £4.03 + £1.72 + Cheapest

This news will no doubt be welcomed by customers who pay on average 200% more on gluten-free products than equivalent regular products.

 
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Aldi Corporate Buying, said: “At Aldi, we are proud to offer our customers an affordable gluten-free basket and are pleased to be able to support them with a wide range of products to meet their dietary and lifestyle needs.
 
“We are confident that our range of Coeliac Awareness Week Specialbuys will offer shoppers a generous range of products from leading brands, including Genius and Mrs Crimbles, at a fraction of the price of other retailers.”
 
The range has been carefully selected to cater to the growing number of those who suffer from coeliac disease in the UK and those who are choosing to switch to a gluten-free diet as part of a healthier lifestyle.
 
For more information on the gluten-free range at Aldi during Coeliac Awareness Week and to find out other products we sell that are suitable for a gluten-free diet, visit aldi.co.uk/specialdiets/gluten. Here you will also find inspirational recipe ideas to liven up your meals.
 
Product information
Genius Seeded Bread – £1.89, 535g
Genius White Bread – £1.89, 535g
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies – 69p, 130g  
Yushoi Multipack Snapea Rice Sticks – 99p, 6x21g
Bounce Energy Balls – £1.29, 42g
Genius Gluten-Free Crumpets – £1.49, 4 pack
Genius Gluten-Free Pancakes – £1.49, 6 pack
Has No…Gluten-Free Pasta – 99p, 500g
Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Mix – £1.49, 6 pack  
Seabrook Lattice Hand Cooked Crisps – 99p, 120g
Trek Bars – 75p, 55g
Mrs Crimbles Large Gluten-Free Chocolate Macaroons – 89p, 6 pack
Nestle Gluten-Free Cornflakes – £1.99, 500g
Gluten-Free Maria Biscuit – 89p, 400g
Has No…Gluten-Free Organic Porridge – £1.89, 500g
Passions Gluten-Free Tortilla Chips – £1.29, 125g
These are Specialbuy products available in Aldi stores from 12th May 2016, while stocks last.
 
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Shopping List  Aldi Retail Most Expensive Retail Retail Comparison  Saving 
Bounce Engergy Balls  £1.59 £2.00 Tesco 26%
Genius Gluten-Free Crumpets  £1.49 £2.00 Tesco/Ocado/Sainsburys 34%
Genius Gluten-Free Pancakes  £1.49 £2.00 Tesco/Ocado/Sainsburys 34%
Genius Seeded Bread £1.89 £3.00 Tesco/Ocado/Sainsburys 59%
Genius White Bread £1.89 £3.00 Sainsburys 59%
Seabrook Lattice Hand Cooked Crisps £0.99 £1.99 Ocado 101%
Trek Bars £0.75 £1.00 Sainsburys 33%
Yushoi Multipack Snapea Rice Sticks £0.99 £1.00 Tesco/Ocado 1%
Has No… Gluten-Free Pasta  £0.99 £1.89 Ocado 91%
Nestle Gluten-Free Cornflakes £1.99 £2.20 Sainsburys 11%
Has No… Gluten-Free Organic Porridge £1.89 £2.00 Tesco/Sainsburys 6%
      Average Saving  41%

 
**Calculations
19.98 – 15.95 = 4.03
4.03 ÷ 19.98 = 0.2017
0.2017 x 100 = 20%
 
*Prices checked on Thursday 21st April 2016 at www.mysupermarket.co.uk

26
Apr

Aldi's award winning spirit helps quench UK thirst for gin

Supermarket’s own-label gin scoops international accolade
 
Supermarket Aldi has proven that exceptional quality doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag as its own-label gin triumphed at the International Spirits Challenge awards, seeing off competition from gins costing over FOUR TIMES its price.
 
The award comes as the UK’s thirst for gin is at an all-time high with 49 new gin distilleries having opened in 2015 alone and UK gin sales predicted to top £1 billion for the first time ever this year[1].
Aldi’s own-label gin sales have boomed in the past twelve months, with an additional 77,000 bottles sold year-on-year.
 
The Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin, described as having a ‘ripe, citrus aroma with rounded spice and a touch of juniper’ and priced at just £9.99, underwent extensive blind taste tests conducted by a panel of industry experts at the prestigious International Spirits Challenge, securing a Silver medal ahead of the premium brand Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin, which sells for a staggering £45.00.*  
 
This is the fourth award win for Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin in the past 12 months as it scooped a Silver at the International Spirits challenge and a Bronze at the 2015 International Wine and Spirits Competition.
 
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi comments: “The demand for gin is showing no sign of slowing, as shoppers across the country continue to enjoy the classic gin and tonic, as well as a host of new and exciting gin-based cocktails. Our Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin has always been a popular product amongst our customers due to its excellent quality and great value, and we’re delighted that it has triumphed once again at the prestigious International Spirits Challenge – proving that great drinks needn’t cost the earth.”
 
The Silver medal win was one of four accolades that the retailers spirits range received at the ISC awards. Aldi also won 1 Gold medal and 2 other Silver medals for its vodka and liqueurs.
 
Aldi’s Specially Selected Crème de Cassis Liqueur (£6.99) received a Gold medal in the Liqueurs category, beating the likes of Drambuie 15 which typically retails at £47.55**- over SIX times more expensive than Aldi’s offering.
 
Rick Beaumont, Event Manager at the International Spirits Challenge comments: “We’ve seen Aldi achieve great success in the International Spirits Challenge in recent years. Only the best quality spirits emerge from the blind tasting and once again they have achieved fantastic results across their range of white spirits”
 
The Awards, designed to reward and promote the world’s best spirits, are the latest in a string of accolades for the retailer’s drinks range. Its beers, wines and spirits received over 160 international awards in 2015.
 
Aldi began 2016 with a bang having secured the coveted titles of ‘Multiple Wine Retailer of the Year’, ‘Supermarket of the Year’ and ‘Drinks Buying Team of the Year’ at the annual Drinks Retailing Awards in February. The retailer also launched its first eCommerce site, enabling shoppers across the UK to purchase Aldi’s award winning wines at the click of a mouse from aldi.co.uk.
 
The full list of Aldi’s IWC award-winning spirits is as follows:
 
Gold
Specially Selected Crème de Cassis
 
Silver
Advocaat
Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin
Tamova Vodka
 
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*£45.00 retail price at Harvey Nicholls for Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin, 70cl – price viewable here
** £47.55 retail price at The Whisky Exchange for Drambuie 15 Year Old Whisky Liqueur, 1 Litre – price viewable here
 
[1] 2016 report by the Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA)
22
Apr

The very best for Great British Beef Week

In such a fast-paced world family dinners can be a bit of a frenzy, but fear not families, the humble steak sandwich is a tasty and time saving saviour.  
 
With Great British Beef Week commencing on 23rd April, Aldi has explored the skills and ingredients behind making a picture perfect and simply scrumptious steak sandwich. 
 
The journey of every steak sandwich starts by carefully selecting the finest British beef, which is easy at Aldi as it is the largest retailer of premium steaks in the UK and the only British retailer that sources all of its core range of fresh meat from British-based, Red Tractor assured farms.
 
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said: “At Aldi, we pride ourselves on offering customers the best of British all year round. Our British Beef offering emphasises our long-term commitment to supporting British Farming and reinforces that premium quality products can be enjoyed at everyday low prices.”
 
So now you know where to start, let’s move on to creating perfection.
 
First: Best cuts
Choosing your cut is an important step in creating a flawless filler for your sandwich. Aldi has a wide selection of cuts that will make your mouth water and with choices which include rump and ribeye to sirloin and fillet there is something for every taste.
 
Specially Selected 28 Day Dry Aged Rump Steak (£3.79) will create a robust and meaty sandwich and tastes even better griddled or fried. For a lean and tender meat, with just a bit of fat, try the Specially Selected Dry Aged Sirloin Steak (£4.49) or if you’re craving a rich juicy and truly beefy flavour choose the Specially Selected Dry Aged Ribeye Steak (£4.49). For a truly tender meat give the Specially Selected Fillet Steak (£4.99) a go.
 
Next: Chef your way to a succulent steak
For a steak connoisseur the only sensible way to cook a steak is rare, but whether you like your steak rare, medium or well-done, Aldi’s steaks can be cooked any way you please.
 
Ensure the pan is piping hot and take the time to season the steak while waiting. Sprinkle the steak with salt, pepper and oil and add to the pan, if it doesn’t sizzle take it off and heat the pan some more.
 
According to experts the key to a succulent steak is frequent flips. Timely turnover means neither side has the chance to burn and avoids loss of juices in the meat leaving it deliciously juicy!
 
Finally: Building a masterpiece
The best steak sandwich will encompass fresh, thick, crusty bread, butter and a choice of salad depending on preference; go fancy with rocket and watercress or stay safe with lettuce, onion and tomato.
 
To create the ultimate moist cheese steak sandwich choose a selection of cheeses, whether it be cheddar, parmesan, philly cheese or monterey jack, pick your favourite and layer it up.

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For reference:
Specially Selected Dry Aged Rump Steak – £3.79, 227g
This is a core product available in Aldi stores nationwide.
 
Specially Selected Dry Aged Sirloin Steak – £4.49, 227g
This is a core product available in Aldi stores nationwide.
 
Specially Selected Dry Aged Ribeye Steak – £4.49, 227g
This is a core product available in Aldi stores nationwide.
 
Specially Selected Fillet Steak – £4.99, 170g
This is a core product available in Aldi stores nationwide. 
21
Apr

Aldi scales up fresh offering with new premium fish line

  • Aldi extends range with the launch of four new chilled fresh fish lines
  • Range comprises Specially Selected Fresh Tuna Steak,  Specially Selected Monkfish Tails,The Fishmonger Seabass Fillets and The Fishmonger Seabass Fillets with a Rocket and Pesto Butter
  • Prices start at just £2.79 for 180/200g pack
     

Sustainably caught in the Indian Ocean, Specially Selected Fresh Tuna Steaks are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.  Pan-fry or sear to guarantee delicious, tender fish packed full of flavour. In stores now, priced £3.99, 220g.

 

Specially Selected Scottish Monkfish Tails are sourced in Scotland and the perfect ingredient to inject some variety into ‘fish Friday’ (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday…).  Bake, roast or grill, and team with big flavours to get the most from this luxurious favourite.  In stores now, priced £3.99, 200g.

 

Baked, grilled or pan-fried, The Fishmonger Sea Bass Fillets and The Fishmonger Sea Bass Fillets with a Rocket and Pesto Butter are perfect dinner party dishes or simple suppers. In stores now, priced £2.79, 180g and £2.79, 200g respectively.

 

YouTube chef, Ian Haste, comments: “We all should be eating more fish, it’s crucial for our brains, bones and body. 

“Tuna, monkfish and sea bass are all loaded with nutrients, plus high in protein, vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids; it’s great that Aldi has added these new lines to its range, making quality, great tasting fish affordable and accessible to everyone.”

21
Apr

Summer Beauty Essentials from Aldi Lacura

Summer is a time when we all want our skin looking and feeling great. To help you handle the heat this summer Aldi are offering some Specialbuy beauty essentials, available from Sunday 15th May while stocks last.
 
For quick, even coverage that’s easy to apply on-the-go, Lacura’s Spray on Moisturiser (£1.99) is the perfect solution. Available in Aloe Vera, Cocoa or Pure Oat, this non-greasy moisturiser dries in seconds, smells divine and is great for keeping your skin hydrated and feeling velvety smooth.
 
Lacura BB Cream SPF 15 (£2.49) with UVA protection is perfect for achieving a natural sun kissed look in the summer sunshine. Substitute your normal, everyday foundation for this unique formula with soft-focus minerals and gold coloured pigments that smooth fine lines and conceal imperfections and redness.
 
This handbag sized beauty balm contains Caffeine, Panthenol and Allantonin that work together to dispense moisture for up to 24 hours whilst the UVA/UVB filter system helps to protect skin against premature ageing caused by sunlight.
 
Don’t miss out on these bargain beauty buys in store from Sunday 15th May. As with all Aldi’s Specialbuys, once they’re gone they’re gone!
21
Apr

Have a meat feast with Aldi's new Buckler's Reserve Range

  • Aldi launches its brand new Buckler’s Reserve range
  • Four new products are included in the range: Wild Boar and Apple Burgers; Buffalo Tomato and Basil Burgers; Venison Sausages; and Wild Boar and Apple Sausages

 
Welcome summer with a taste of the exotic with Aldi’s latest seasonal meat offering. For just £1.99, adventurous Brits are being given the chance to tuck into healthier burgers, such as Wild Boar and Apple Burgers or Buffalo Tomato and Basil, as well as new types of lean meat sausages, including Venison or Wild Boar and Apple (£2.49).


Lower in fat and higher in protein than beef, Aldi’s seasonal burgers and sausages offer shoppers a healthier and tenderer meat, enhanced by the aromatic flavours of apple, tomato and basil.
The exotic meats are available in all Aldi stores, whilst stocks last.

21
Apr

BMX World Champion Liam Phillips peddles some healthy inspiration to Manchester pupils

UCI BMX World Champion (2013) and Team GB hopeful for  the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Liam Phillips, has been inspiring pupils at St Saviour CE Primary School in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester.
 
Liam visited the school last week to share his experience with the pupils as part of the Team GB collective of athletes spearheading the Get Set to Eat Fresh programme to encourage children to eat healthy, fresh food in partnership with supermarket Aldi.
 
Over 170 pupils met the inspirational young sportsman as he visited each class individually and took part in a variety of activities around healthy eating.
 
Liam planted some vegetables in the school allotment and even got involved with making some healthy fruit kebabs and sandwiches.
 
He was later put to the test with year 4 as the class looked at the maths of a healthy shopping menu. At the end of the visit Liam took centre stage selling fruit kebabs to parents and other pupils to help raise funds for the school playground.

Earlier this month Liam continued his road to Rio 2016 by began his Olympic year by claiming his fourth consecutive victory at the BMX Supercross World Cup in Manchester. Phillips, 27, led home a British one-two in the elite men's event ahead of team-mate Kyle Evans.

One pupil who was particularly excited to meet Liam is year 4’s Aleesha Allen-Price, a budding BMX cyclist. As a keen member of the Manchester BMX Club she recently received the accolade of best female newcomer and has also qualified for the British Championships.
 
Aleesha credits her love of healthy ‘power foods’ to Liam and is keen to ensure that she follows in his footsteps, so listened intently to her idol as he talked through the benefits of healthy options to assist with sporting success.
 
Get Set to Eat Fresh is a collaboration between the British Olympic Association (BOA) and Aldi – the first supermarket to partner with Team GB – which aims to improve the lifestyles of 7-14 year-olds at schools nationwide by championing cooking and eating healthy, fresh food.
 
The initiative unites Aldi’s love and knowledge of food with inspirational and engaging stories of Team GB athletes; providing teachers with engaging and exciting materials for delivering education on healthy eating via its dedicated website, www.getseteatfresh.co.uk.
 
The site includes insights into athlete nutrition and video content featuring Team GB athletes talking about their diets. There are ongoing opportunities for schools to receive a visit from a Team GB athlete, where children will have the chance to cook with some of the nation’s Olympians.
 
St Saviour’s was selected to receive a visit from Liam following its great work promoting healthy eating at the school.
 
Speaking at the visit, Liam said: “It has been great to meet all of the children today. Their knowledge and enthusiasm for healthy eating has been really impressive and I really enjoyed joining in with all of the activities.
 
“I hope that my visit will not only encourage the pupils to think more about the food that they eat but inspire them to get on their bikes too. ”
 
Jon Moorhouse, Deputy Head and visit coordinator said: “Today has been a great insight for all our year groups into the role that a healthy diet plays in leading an active lifestyle.
 
“Liam has spent time immersing himself in so many different activities with the children and it’s been a really fun day for everyone involved. We wish him well in his quest for success in Rio and we will all be following his progress over the months to come.”
 
Bill Sweeney, CEO of the British Olympic Association, added: “We are all hugely excited about Get Set to Eat Fresh – the health of young people in the UK and the aim of them leading a balanced active lifestyle is key to our strategic vision.  We are delighted that Aldi has partnered with us on this initiative and I am looking forward to seeing the progress on Liam’s road to Rio”. 
 
Jonathan Neale, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said: “Aldi and Team GB’s Get Set to Eat Fresh programme will provide teachers across the UK with the opportunity to bring the excitement around Team GB’s Road to Rio into classrooms and educate young people about the importance of cooking and eating healthy meals – just like their Team GB heroes.”
 
So far, over 1760 schools around the UK have registered to take part and over 378,000 young people are already engaged in the programme since its launch in November 2015.
 
For more information about Aldi’s partnership with Team GB visit: www.aldi.co.uk

21
Apr

Aldi beats Waitrose, Apple and Amazon to be named 'Britain's favourite retailer'

Supermarket, Aldi, has been voted ‘Britain’s Favourite Retailer’ in Money Saving Expert’s latest poll, beating supermarkets Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer.


Over 5,000 people expressed their love for Aldi in the poll that featured 40 retailers  including  global tech giant, Apple and popular fashion store, Zara.


Jonathan Neale, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said: “We’re delighted to be named ‘Britain’s Favourite Retailer’ in Money Saving Expert’s latest poll. At Aldi, we’re committed to providing the best possible value to our customers without compromising on quality and the findings of this consumer survey are testament to this.”


The latest win follows a long line of new initiatives rolled out by the retailer including the opening of new format city stores and a brand new ecommerce platform, which launched in January 2016 (aldi.co.uk).
Aldi was also named Which? Best Supermarket of the Year for a record fourth time in 2015, Multiple Retailer of the Year at the FPC Fresh Awards and Supermarket of the Year at the Retail Industry Awards.


For more information about the MoneySavingExpert.com poll, visit: http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/29-03-2016/which-uk-stores-do-you-love-or-loathe-.


Full details of Aldi’s awards and achievements are detailed at: https://www.aldi.co.uk/awards

15
Apr

Aldi beats Waitrose, Apple and Amazon to be named 'Britain's Favourite Retailer'

Supermarket, Aldi, has been voted ‘Britain’s Favourite Retailer’ in Money Saving Expert’s latest poll, beating supermarkets Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer.


Over 5,000 people expressed their love for Aldi in the poll that featured 40 retailers  including  global tech giant, Apple and popular fashion store, Zara.


Jonathan Neale, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said: “We’re delighted to be named ‘Britain’s Favourite Retailer’ in Money Saving Expert’s latest poll. At Aldi, we’re committed to providing the best possible value to our customers without compromising on quality and the findings of this consumer survey are testament to this.”


The latest win follows a long line of new initiatives rolled out by the retailer including the opening of new format city stores and a brand new ecommerce platform, which launched in January 2016 (aldi.co.uk).
Aldi was also named Which? Best Supermarket of the Year for a record fourth time in 2015, Multiple Retailer of the Year at the FPC Fresh Awards and Supermarket of the Year at the Retail Industry Awards.


For more information about the MoneySavingExpert.com poll, visit: http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/29-03-2016/which-uk-stores-do-you-love-or-loathe-.


Full details of Aldi’s awards and achievements are detailed at: https://www.aldi.co.uk/awards
 

14
Apr

Kit out your kitchen with Aldi's latest kitchen range

From electric slicers to frying pans, Aldi’s new kitchen range  is sure to have something for everyone, whether you’re a budding chef  or a first-time cook looking to improve your skills. Available in store from 5th May, while stocks last. 

Coffee lovers can wake up to a freshly brewed barista-style coffee with this Russell Hobbs Grind & Brew Coffee Machine (£69.99), featuring a digital programmable control which lets users set what time of day their coffee brews. The permanent filter makes for an easy clean as well, with no paper filters required.

With hot water at the touch of a button, the Express Hot Water Dispenser (£22.99) can provide a quick and easy hot drink fix, with an illuminated water tank and removable drip tray to avoid any spillages.

Cooks who like their kitchen gadgets colour co-ordinated can also buy the Russell Hobbs Digital Microwave (£44.99), available in black, red and cream for a stylish, modern look.  A matching kettle and toaster are also available.

Gadget enthusiasts will love this Electric Multi-Slicer and Sorbet Maker (£24.99). It offers a choice of five creative cutting shapes, and the Sorbet Maker attachment will turn frozen fruits into cool, refreshing snacks to satisfy those ice-cream cravings.

Shoppers can fry up a feast with Aldi’s Professional Style Frying Pan (£12.99), which comes with a non-stick coating and even heat distribution to cook food quickly and easily. The non-stick coating can also be kept safe with Aldi’s range of Colourful Kitchen Utensils (£2.49 each), which includes a whisk, spatula and slotted spoon, all made from premium silicon for scratch-proof results.

Slippery slicing will be a thing of the past with the Stay Put Chopping Boards (£6.99), which feature silicone corners to prevent any slips whilst chefs are perfecting their knife skills. The bamboo finish keeps the kitchen looking modern and sleek and also matches the lids of these stylish Stackable Storage Canisters (£5.99 each), crafted from ‘new bone’ china.

Make use of your chopping board with Aldi’s colourful 3 Piece Knife Set (£7.99), which comes with protective knife covers.

Also available is a range of essentials, from Salt & Pepper Mills (£7.99) to Water Filter Jug/Cartridges (£12.99), so Aldi can keep every kitchen kitted out and ready for cooks to get creative.

Whether you’re cooking a feast or a simple family meal, Aldi has everything you need all under one roof and online for the best prices this May.

Aldi’s Specialbuys Coordinate & Kit Out Your Kitchen range is available in stores nationwide and online at www.aldi.co.uk  from 5th May and, as with all Specialbuys, once it’s gone it’s gone!

Aldi’s Coordinate & Kit Out Your Kitchen range is on sale on 5th May and available while stocks last

Product description Price
 Russell Hobbs Grind & Brew Coffee Machine £69.99
Russell Hobbs Digital Microwave £44.99
Single Induction Hob £29.99
Electric Multi-Slicer and Sorbet Maker £24.99
Express Hot Water Dispenser £22.99
3 Piece Ceramic Coated Pan Set £19.99
Russell Hobbs Canterbury Kettle £14.99
Russell Hobbs Canterbury Toaster £14.99
Professional Style Frying Pan £12.99
Water Filter Jug/Cartridges £12.99
3 Piece Knife Set £7.99
Salt & Pepper Mills £7.99
Plastic Bowl Set including Colander £6.99
20cm Ceramic Coated Frying Pan £6.99
Stay Put Chopping Boards £6.99
Stackable Storage Canisters £5.99
Clip Lid Storage Containers £3.99
Terry Tea Towels, 5 Pack £3.49
Colourful Kitchen Utensils £2.49
Colourful Kitchen Gadgets £1.99
 
14
Apr

Aldi crowned first-ever People's Choice Quality Food Awards winner

British consumers have awarded Aldi one of the food industry’s highest accolades by naming the supermarket’s Specially Selected Golden Topped Christmas Pudding as the first recipient of its new People’s Choice Quality Food Awards.
 
The Specially Selected Golden Topped Christmas Pudding was hailed as the best product on test by an independent consumer panel, which rewarded Aldi for its excellence in providing consumers with a product of the highest quality at the best possible price.
 
The People’s Choice Quality Food Awards launched in 2015 and set out to highlight the best products available in UK supermarkets. Winning products from both the Quality Food Awards and Good Choice! Quality Food Awards are considered and compete to win the overall prestigious prize.
 
Twelve products from several retailers retained the panel’s attention, of which a total of 5 were Aldi’s own. The Supermarket beat off stiff competition from Tesco, Asda and The Co-op and went on to be crowned the supreme champion following consumer testing by independent research institute, Campden BRI.
 
Aldi’s Epic Snacks Butter Toffee Coated Popcorn was also Highly Commended and Specially Selected Sweetcure Back Bacon, Specially Selected Blackcurrant Conserve and Specially Selected Smoked Duck all achieved a Commended result.
 
The winner was announced at a ceremony held earlier today at Campden BRI’s brand new Consumer Testing Centre in Leamington Spa. 
 
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said: “At Aldi, we’re committed to providing the best possible quality and value to our customers, and the results of the People’s Choice Quality Food Awards are testament to this.
 
“We’re delighted to be the first-ever supermarket to pick up this highly contested accolade and to receive recognition for our Specially Selected Golden Topped Christmas Pudding, an innovative product that we introduced to our Christmas range last year.”
 
For more information on Aldi, visit: www.aldi.co.uk
31
Mar

Perfect your dewy glow with Aldi this Spring

Relax and pamper this spring with Aldi’s new Thermal Spring skin care range, on sale in store from Sunday 17th April.

Delicately cleansing to the skin, the new Lacura Thermal Spring Body Care Body Lotion and Shower Gel (£1.99) contain valuable thermal water and special nutrients to leave your skin feeling refreshed and relaxed. Dexpanthenol and lipids help to reduce tightness and soothe stressed skin, leaving it feeling soft and restored.

The dermatologically approved Lacura Thermal Spring Face Care (£1.99) including Face Cream and Eye Cream for hypersensitive skin, contains Thermal water, shea butter, panthenol and hyaluron to moisturise and effectively care for sensitive skin. The eye cream moisturises the thin skin around the eyes and is also suitable for sensitive and delicate skin.  Both creams are gentle to skin and contain no parabens or colourants.

Aldi’s popular Lacura Face Treatment Oils (£3.99) will also return to Aldi in April. Available for dry and sensitive skin types, these nourishing oils restore your natural radiance to reveal a healthy, happy complexion. Treat skin to an at-home facial by massaging the oil into clean skin, or add a couple of drops to your favourite moisturiser.

Continue your pamper regime and renew moisture levels with Aldi’s luxurious Body Cream (£1.29). Be beautiful with Classic, containing Beeswax and Jojoba Oil for dry skin, and Soft with Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil for normal skin.
 
To get your hands on these beauty bargain Specialbuys, head to your nearest Aldi store on Sunday 17th April.
 
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31
Mar

Shop The Ultimate Baby Range At Aldi

With everything from toys and trikes to baby leggings and blackboards, Aldi’s Specialbuys Baby range is sure to have something to keep the little ones comfy, cared for and kitted out this spring, in stores and online from the 21st April, available while stocks last.

Tots’ Toys
 This fun Children’s Blackboard (£29.99) table set is a great way to engage young minds and encourage creativity. The table and chairs are wipe-clean - ideal for cleaning off doodles!
 

Featuring a range of classic characters including Minnie and Mickey Mouse - this Soft Musical Toy (£7.99) is sure to become a firm bedtime favourite.
 

On The Move
Aldi’s trikes are perfect for getting the kids out and about this spring. The Scuttlebug (£19.99) is great for little ones (12 months+) to help them learn and develop their balance, while the Smart Trike (£19.99) is perfect for slightly older children (18-36 months). It comes complete with an adjustable seat and removable parent handle for steering.
 
Getting from A to B couldn’t be easier with this Sun Buggy (£17.99) – it is lightweight, easy to fold and comes with a five-point safety harness, perfect for babies aged six months to three years.
 
 
When travelling further afield, Aldi’s Dream ‘N’ Play (£19.99) travel cot bed is ideal for keeping kids cosy. What’s more, it’s easy to assemble, folds into its own bag and comes in two designs.

Keep the little ones safe and in-sight with Aldi’s stylish Travel Booster Seat (£11.99) and carry bag, ideal for ages 12 months+, it has two adjustable height positions, is easily transportable and even has storage space for changing essentials.
 
 
Bedroom Buys
Toys and essentials can be hidden away in this Nursery 3 Drawer Tower (£12.99) - available in three animal-themed designs, it’s a fun and colourful addition to any nursery. The Nursery Doorstop (£4.99), which comes in a number of designs including Jolly Whale and Rainbow, is just the thing to complete the look. 
 
 
Bed time favourites can be kept tucked away with Aldi’s freestanding Children’s Sling Bookcase (£19.99), which looks great and keeps the kids room tidy.
 
Ultimate Essentials
Babies can rock gently or sit up and play in this Bungee Deluxe Baby Bouncer (£19.99). With a removable toy bar complete with three toys, it’s sure to bring them hours of fun.
 

Parents can count on Aldi’s High Chair (£18.99) to keep tiny tots safe during every meal and snack - it’s compact and comes with a removable padded seat, suitable for ages 6 month+.
 
 
 
With a range of Baby Leggings and Joggers (£3.49) and Baby Sleepsuits (£4.99) in an array of pretty designs, the little ones are sure to look cute and stylish in Aldi’s baby clothing this spring.
Aldi’s Specialbuys Baby range is available in stores nationwide and online from the 21st April, but don’t delay, as once it’s gone, it’s gone!

-Ends-
Product Price
Children’s Blackboard £29.99
Bungee Deluxe Baby Bouncer £19.99
Dream N Play Travel Cot £19.99
Smart Trike £19.99
Scuttlebug £19.99
Children’s Sling Bookcase £19.99
High Chair £18.99
Go S Sun Buggy £17.99
Baby Carrier £13.99
Baby Safety Gate £12.99
Nursery 3 Drawer Tower £12.99
Travel Booster Seat £11.99
Baby Bumper & Quilt Set £11.99
Nappy Change Kit £9.99
Play Mat £9.99
Ear/Forehead Thermometer £8.99
Soft Musical Toy £7.99
Feeding Bottles 4 Pack £5.99
Cot Pockets, 2pk/ Cot Tidy £5.99 each
Children’s Novelty Boots £5.99
Baby Sleepsuits 3 Pack £4.99
Mealtime Set £4.99
Nursery Doorstop £4.99
PVC Tablecloth £4.99
Baby Changing Mat £3.99
Nuby Baby Bath Toys £3.99
Baby Popcorn Blanket £3.99
Baby Leggings & Joggers £3.49
Children’s Toilet Seat/   £2.99 each
Step Stool/Potty
Fitted Jersey Cot Bed Sheet £2.99
Hand Puppet Book £2.99
Hooded Baby Towel And Wash Mitt £2.99
Muslin Cloths, 3pk £2.99
Baby Bodysuits 3 Pack £2.89
Nuby Baby Pram £2.89 each
Rattles/Teethers
Avent Soothers £2.79
Baby Socks 5 Pack £2.49
Training Straw Cup £2.49
Cellular Blanket With Satin Trim £2.49
Flip It Easy Grip Cup/Pop-Up Sipper £2.39 each
Tiny Tots Books £1.99
Magic Sounds Sound Book £1.79
Soft Play Ball £1.49
     
 
23
Mar

Aldi Caviar mask & treatments are back

Following the return of Aldi’s Lacura Caviar Illumination Day and Night creams in January, the Caviar Illumination 3 Minute Cell Renewal Peel Mask (£6.99) and Caviar Illumination 7 day Intensive Treatment (£7.99) will return to stores on 15th May as Specialbuys.


The Caviar Illumination 3 Minute Cell Renewal Peel Mask (£6.99) is an innovative weekly peel mask containing concentrated exfoliants to help gently restructure the skin’s surface whilst improving smoothness and speeding up cell renewal. Designed to help skin feel fresh and vibrant, the peel mask leaves skin looking younger and illuminated.


The Caviar Illumination 7 day Intensive Treatment (£7.99) is a highly concentrated skincare regime for day and night. Suitable for all skin types, the treatment offers an ideal anti-aging solution when skin has been put under additional stress and extra care is needed. Containing a dual-effect complex consisting of an anti-ageing peptide and heart-leaved globe daisy, this intensive treatment protects and stimulates the skin’s own defence system.


A luxurious skincare range for women, Aldi’s Caviar range contains the energetic active Caviar ingredient which is very rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and lipid components. This helps to reduce signs of ageing by improving the complexion evenness for fresh looking skin and acts as an effective moisturiser for skin restructuring.


These fantastic beauty buys will be on shelf on Sunday 15th May as Specialbuys, so be sure to head to your nearest store sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment because once they’re gone they’re gone! 

11
Mar

Aldi expands online offering

Aldi today begins selling its popular Specialbuys range online.
 
The move follows the successful launch in January of an eCommerce platform selling Aldi’s award-wining range of wines at www.aldi.co.uk.
 
Initially, more than 90 types of wine from Aldi’s award-winning range were available online. From today, customers will also be able to order and take delivery of the supermarket’s popular Specialbuys, a range of non-food items sold at unbeatable prices. Customers will need to be quick though, as once they’re gone, they’re gone.
 
Amongst the Specialbuy items being sold online are the Ambiano Nutrient Blender, Dyson Handheld Vacuum and the Gardenline Petrol Lawnmower. Other upcoming Specialbuys include the DIY Workshop and Caravanning events, with products such as a 50 Litre Air Compressor and Garmin Camper Caravan Sat Nav which will be available to purchase from Sunday 13th and Thursday 17th March respectively.
 
In the seven weeks since its launch, Aldi’s eCommerce platform is performing very well so far, attracting around one million users each week, with a significant proportion of users based in London and the South East of England.
 
Jonathan Neale, Joint Managing Director of Buying at Aldi, said: “People told us they were excited by the prospect of being able to buy our wines online and that sentiment has been reflected in the surge of visitors to our website, with many of the orders coming from areas of Britain that don’t currently have many Aldi stores.
 
“Now with the launch of our non-food Specialbuys, people can buy online from another popular range which, like our award-winning wines, sets us apart from our competitors.
 
“There is also no let-up in our physical store-opening programme. We have pledged to open more than 80 new supermarkets during 2016, with 4 openings already since the turn of the year.
 
“We are continuing to respond to the demand from customers and bringing Aldi to more people across the UK, increasing our market share in the process.”
 
Aldi operates over 630 stores in the UK and is on track to reach 1,000 stores by 2022.
 
Aldi’s online service is available to consumers throughout the UK, with the exception of Northern Ireland.
 
An introductory offer of free standard delivery will apply for a limited time only on both wine and Specialbuy products. 
10
Mar

Journey from waste to wear, with Aldi's new sustainable socks

With derelict fishing gear making up one tenth of all marine litter, customers can now help clean up the ocean while keeping their toes warm. Aldi is now stocking eco-friendly Healthy Seas Socks (3 pack - £4.99), partially made with abandoned fishing nets found in the sea.


These eco-friendly feet warmers go on sale as part of Aldi’s new Springwear collection, available in stores from 3rd March.


The initiative behind these sustainable socks, Healthy Seas, works with fishermen and divers across Europe to collect old fishing nets which are transformed and regenerated into high quality yarn, which is used to create sustainable textile products.


Veronika Mikos, Healthy Seas Project Coordinator, comments: “By promoting our socks partially made of recycled fishing gear, Aldi is giving consumers the opportunity to recognise and contribute towards a hugely significant cause.


“Healthy Seas is an open initiative that encourages other business in joining their efforts to reduce the devastating impact of ghost fishing gear on the environment; It is hugely satisfying to take marine litter out of the sea, turn it into a new product and, through the sales of a new product, help to organize more sea clean-ups.”


Joint Managing Director for Corporate Buying at Aldi, Jonathan Neale adds: “We are extremely proud to collaborate with Healthy Seas on their endeavour to help clean up the world’s oceans. Aldi is constantly looking for new ways to promote sustainable products in store as part of our quality and great-value offering”.


So, for a deal that‘ll knock their socks off, customers should head to Aldi on the 3rd March, but they’d  better be quick, as with all Specialbuys, once they’re gone, they’re gone.
 

10
Mar

Be a sun-saver with Aldi

Aldi’s Lacura sun care range will be making its return to stores on Tuesday 5th April with prices ranging from £1.99 to £2.99.  The extended range is fantastic value with savings of up to 60% compared to other high street sun care ranges, providing skin protection without breaking the bank.


Aldi’s affordable Lacura 5* UVA and UVB Sun Care Range includes sun lotions in SPF 15 and SPF 30 (£2.49) which are also available as an easy apply spray (£2.79), and a water resistant  SPF 15 Oil Spray (£2.99).


For sensitive skin, the SPF 50+ sensitive lotion (£2.79) is dermatologically tested and free from colours, perfumes and preservatives, keeping skin moisturised for 24 hours.


The Lacura Kids’ Sun Care Range has been formulated with 5* UVA and UVB protection especially for young skin and includes a coloured SPF30 Kids’ Spray (£2.99), which will guarantee little ones get full coverage. For easy application and to ensure lasting protection in and out of the pool, the range includes a Kids SPF 50 Extra Water Resistant Lotion (£2.49) and spray (£2.99).


To make the most of your sunkissed skin, the Lacura Aftersun Spray (£1.99) is enriched with Aloe Vera to moisturise skin after a long day in the sun. This aftersun contains Vitamin E and the spray nozzle allows you to tackle those hard-to-reach areas.


With something for everyone, stay safe in the sun this summer and head to Aldi for all your sun care needs.


Sun Care Price Comparisons

Sun Lotion SPF 30 (200ml)
ALDI Soltan Nivea
Moisturising Sun Spray
£2.79
Protect & Moisturise Lotion
£5.00
Protect & moisture moisturising sun spray
£7.00
% SAVED WHEN SHOPPING AT ALDI SAVE 44%
(£2.21)
Save 60%
(£4.21)
 
 
Aftersun Spray 200ml
ALDI Soltan Nivea
Aftersun Spray
£1.99
Aftersun Spray
£4.00
Aftersun Spray
£5.00
% SAVED WHEN SHOPPING AT ALDI Save 50%
(£2.01)
Save 60%
(£3.01)
 
 
10
Mar

Purse-friendly cosmetics from Aldi

Aldi’s range of purse-friendly makeup products are back for 2016. The range will be a Specialbuy from 17th April, with prices starting from just £1.99.
   
Glossy Lip Balms (£1.99)
Brand new for 2016, the Lacura Glossy Lip Balms are packed full of moisturising ingredients including almond oil, shea butter, jojoba oil and vitamin E. These handy sticks help to soothe chapped lips, leaving them feeling smooth and glossy with a natural tint of colour. Choose from Red, Peach or Fresh Pink. 
 
Concealer Pens (£2.99)
Easy to apply, these wonder pens are the answer to those late night and early morning under eye dark circles and come in three different shades to suit sandy, rosy and darker complexions. They also be used to highlight and brighten areas of the face, such as cheekbones, t-section and lips to create an on trend contour look.
 
Lacura Eyeliner Pencil (£1.99)
These amazing value eyeliners are available in Emerald, Black and Smoke. The handy blending sponge can be used to help perfect a ‘smokey’ look.
 
Lacura Eyebrow Pencil (£1.99)
The Lacura eyebrow pencils come in two shades: Blonde and Brunette and can create a bold or subtle brow. The pencils both come with an easy to use shaping brush which is perfect for taming and shaping the brows before filling them with the pencil.
 
Lacura Mascaras (£2.39)
Aldi has a great range of mascaras that are ideal to add volume, fullness and length to eyelashes.
 
For a thick and dramatic look, use the Lacura 3D-Effect Mascara.  The brush on is specially adapted to the mascara’s texture, making sure that every lash is captured by the wand. This mascara will add curve, fullness and length to lashes, leaving you with a three-dimensional and eye-catching look! 
 
For voluminous and irresistible eyelashes, try the Lacura Volume Sensational Mascara. The brush reaches every lash creating sensational volume, optimal sweeping and breath-taking length. The soft, creamy texture of the mascara ensures lashes are perfectly separated, without clumping.
 
The Lacura Long Lashes mascara contains an innovative formula that provides ultra-long, intensive black colour results. The shape of the brush creates a truly stunning result as it reaches the smallest and finest eyelashes to create a flawless finish.
 
Lacura CC Cream
 The affordable combination cream, Lacura CC Cream (£3.99) corrects skin tone, provides UV protection along with a light, foundation-quality coverage. Containing Crodarom Porcelain Flower, a plant extract that cares for skin, this cream leaves skin looking radiant and supple. Vitamin B3 protects moisture loss and improves elasticity to minimise redness and reduce the appearance of wrinkles whilst Provitamin B5 provides skin with much-needed moisture throughout the day. Available in light and medium shades.
 
Caroline Shuttleworth, celebrity make-up artist and skincare expert, says: "If you’re looking to change your make up quickly and inexpensively from day to night, Aldi has some key products to help you achieve a flawless and effortless evening look.”
 
“Take the Lacura concealer pen underneath the eye to brighten those dark circles, line the eye with the black eyeliner pencil with lashings of the 3D effect mascara, giving a sexy, smokey eye effect. These small changes will take you quickly and easily from a natural day look to a more sophisticated look for evening. If you’re feeling daring, add a coating of the red glossy lip balm to finish off your glam look!”
 
To get your hands on the latest cosmetic range from Aldi, head to your nearest store on Sunday 17th April, as once they’re gone, they’re gone.
 
8
Mar

Boxer Nicola Adams vows to knock out junk food as she launches 'Get Set to Eat Fresh' campaign for Children

Olympic gold medal winning boxer, Nicola Adams, pulled no punches when she officially launched the Get Set to Eat Fresh programme to get Britain’s children eating healthy, fresh food on Monday, 7th March.
 
The 33-year-old is part of a Team GB collective of athletes spearheading the campaign in partnership with supermarket Aldi.
 
Flyweight boxer Nicola, who won gold in the London 2012 Olympics, shared her tips on fitness and nutrition with school children at the official launch held at Pye Bank C of E Primary School in Sheffield.
 
She took part with the children in a healthy cooking class, chopping vegetables and helping make a nutrition-packed, tasty salad (exact dish TBC).
 
The top Olympian even hopped on a special ‘smoothie-cycle’ – a bike which produces healthy, vegetable and fruit smoothie drinks using pedal power, to show that healthy eating can be fun too.
 
Get Set to Eat Fresh, a collaboration between the British Olympic Association (BOA) and Aldi – the first supermarket to partner with Team GB – aims to improve the lifestyles of 7-14 year-olds at schools nationwide by championing cooking and eating healthy, fresh food.
 
The initiative unites Aldi’s love and knowledge of food with inspirational and engaging stories of Team GB athletes; providing teachers with engaging and exciting materials for delivering education on healthy eating via its dedicated website, www.getseteatfresh.co.uk.
 
The site includes insights into athlete nutrition and video content featuring Team GB athletes talking about their diets. There are ongoing opportunities for schools to receive a visit from a Team GB athlete, where children will have the chance to cook with some of the nation’s Olympians.


Speaking at the launch, Nicola said: “Get Set to Eat Fresh is a fantastic initiative to get Britain’s children making healthier choices and to think twice before picking up junk food. Working with Aldi and the British Olympic Association, we want to share our stories of how we keep fit and healthy, and hopefully inspire the next generation.” (quote not approved)
 

Pye Bank CofE Primary School was selected by Team GB and Aldi as the official launch school following its ‘Eat Smart for a Healthy Heart Community Event’ organised using Get Set to Eat Fresh materials.

 
Bill Sweeney, CEO of the British Olympic Association, added: “We are all hugely excited about Get Set to Eat Fresh – the health of young people in the UK and the aim of them leading a balanced active lifestyle is key to our strategic vision.  We are delighted that Aldi has partnered with us on this initiative and I am looking forward to seeing the progress on the young people’s individual roads to Rio”. 
 
Jonathan Neale, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said: “Aldi and Team GB’s Get Set to Eat Fresh programme will provide teachers across the UK with the opportunity to bring the excitement around Team GB’s Road to Rio into classrooms and educate young people about the importance of cooking and eating healthy meals – just like their Team GB heroes.”
 
So far, over 1760 schools around the UK have registered to take part and over 378,000 young people are already engaged in the programme.
 
Neale continued: “The Olympics creates a great opportunity to encourage young children to think about the healthy eating that fuels athlete performance. As well children trying the different sports they see at the games, it provides a chance for parents and teachers to help children think about what they’re eating and how more fresh, nutritious food could help energise them as they enjoy sports and every day.” (quote not approved)
 
Maureen Andrews, Head Teacher at Pye Bank CofE Primary School, commented: “We’re hugely grateful to Aldi and Team GB for arranging Nicola’s visit, which our students found incredibly fun and rewarding. Get Set to Eat Fresh is a brilliant programme that is very much aligned with our ethos of educating children about leading a healthy lifestyle from a young age.
 
“We’d like to thank Aldi and Nicola for their time today. The students have already been inspired to undertake more healthy and active projects and will be cheering Team GB on all the way to Rio!”
 
For more information about Aldi’s partnership with Team GB visit www.aldi.co.uk
3
Mar

Penshaw resident pips thousands to the post as Aldi's first ever online customer

Following the launch of the Aldi’s first ever online venture, thousands of shoppers across the UK logged on to the new Aldi website to purchase some of the retailer’s famed, award-winning wine. But it was local resident Kevin Dawson from Houghton le Spring, Penshaw who managed to make the first ever transaction, purchasing a case of The Exquisite Collection Argentinian Malbec and the Exquisite Collection Muscadet Sevre et Maine sur Lie. 

Mr Dawson comments: “I was really impressed by the wines available, even more so by the great prices! After taking a good browse I settled on a case of red and a case of white, both of which have more than lived up to my expectations. The shopping experience itself was top class and the Aldi website is very straightforward to use. The wines arrived in perfect time and condition. Overall it was an exceptional experience and I would highly recommend using Aldi’s online shop to purchase your wine.”
 
Since launching in January, the online shop has proven popular, showcasing a mixture of award-wining wines, online exclusives and Aldi favourites. Customers can select a case of six or choose from one of the carefully curated, ready-made mixed cases, designed to provide a taste of Aldi’s finest wines from some of the best wine-producing regions around the globe.
 
To celebrate the launch, Aldi is offering customers even greater value for money when they order from its selection of award winning wines online. For an introductory period only, customers can enjoy free UK standard delivery on all wine orders purchased at www.aldi.co.uk saving an extra £3 on their shop.
 
Aldi has become a go-to destination for wine, so much so that in 2015, 1 in every 13 bottles of wine purchased in the UK was from Aldi. Aldi’s online service is available to customers throughout the UK, with the exception of Northern Ireland, with no minimum order value.  Visit www.aldi.co.uk for more information.
3
Mar

Aldi wins Good Housekeeping's battle of the Easter baskets

ALDI TOPS CHEAPEST EASTER SHOPPING BASKET COMPARISON
EASTER ESSENTIALS FOR FAMILY OF EIGHT COSTS AS LITTLE AS £24.72
WHICH? SUPERMARKET OF THE YEAR PROVES IT WILL NOT BE BEATEN ON PRICE 

Aldi has won Good Housekeeping’s price comparison for the cheapest Easter supermarket shopping basket beating nine other supermarkets including Morrisons, Asda, Lidl and Iceland.
 
It’s the first time consumer champion, Good Housekeeping, has compiled an Easter shopping basket cost comparison reflecting the continued demand from customers for best value products for family celebrations, like Easter.
 
The Good Housekeeping team compared the cost of eight Easter essentials including: a leg of lamb (at least 2kg in weight); potatoes (at least 1kg); frozen peas (approx. 1kg); carrots (approx. 1kg); mint sauce (1 jar); hot cross buns (x8); two bottles of Prosecco and of course, an Easter egg (approx. 200g).
 
The cost per product was measured against nine other UK supermarkets and based upon feeding eight people.
 
Aldi came out on top offering UK customers the cheapest basket costing only £24.72, totalling £3.09 per head.
 
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said: “This result proves that, yet again, we won’t be beaten on price.”
 
“We’re delighted that we can offer shoppers great quality products at everyday low prices, not just at Easter, but all year round.”
 
Good Housekeeping Consumer Director, Caroline Bloor, said: “Our price comparison basket proves there’s still a big difference between the cheapest and the most expensive supermarket. Whatever your loyalties, it pays to remember that.”
 
A full breakdown of the contents of Aldi’s basket is below with prices (correct at time of going to press).
 

Easter Basket Requirements Provided by GHI Aldi’s Submissions Retail
Whole Leg of Lamb
(2kg in weight)
Ashfield Farm British Whole Leg of Lamb
£3.99, per kg (50126)
Seasonal item
£7.98
Potatoes
(Maris Piper or King Edward, at least 1kg)
Maris Piper Potatoes
£1.89, 2.5kg (51273)
Core Product
£1.89
Frozen peas (900g)
 
Everyday Essentials Garden Peas
71p, 907g (49439)
Core Product
71p
Fresh Carrots (1kg)
 
Carrots
39p, 1kg (51073)
Core Product
39p
Mint sauce (1 jar)
 
Bramwells Mint Sauce
39p, 180g (52455)
Core Product
39p
Hot cross buns x 8
 
Everyday Essentials Hot Cross Buns
50p, 6 pack (49948)
Seasonal item
£1.00
Prosecco (2 bottles)
 
Beletti Prosecco Spumante
£5.39, 75cl (50776)
Core product
£10.78
Easter egg (200g)
 
Dairyfine Buttons Medium Egg
79p, 128g (69485)
Seasonal item
£1.58
Total £24.72
 
 
To find out more about the range of products available at Aldi this Easter visit www.aldi.co.uk.
 
Full details of the Easter Shopping Basket are available in the April issue of Good Housekeeping, on sale March 1st and online at www.goodhousekeeping.co.uk
3
Mar

Mother’s Day 2016: Aldi mums are always by your side

In honour of Mother’s Day on Sunday 6 March, Aldi, the UK’s number one supermarket in 2015 as voted by Which?, asked its customers to tell them about a time their mums were well and truly by their side.
 
Here we share the results ranging from the heart-warming to the hilarious.
 
Rescue remedy
My mum rescued me from the roof of a hotel by scaling the fire escape and getting help, only I could be dizzy enough to lock myself out! She is always rescuing me from myself!! (Ellie Rose)


Feeling a little grey?
Baby brain got the better of me and I accidentally put a black item in the wash with a load of white baby clothes and they all turned grey. I panicked and was very upset but my mum managed to get them all white again! (Paula Phillips)


Take off your rose-tinted glasses
She scared off one of my girlfriends, which I didn't appreciate at the time, but very glad about now! (Pete McLaughlin)


Bad case of the blues
My mum helped me clean up once when my youngest poured blue paint all over my wooden floor.  I thought it was completely ruinued but she actually managed to get  it looking spick and span before my husband came home... so she well and truly got me out of a sticky situation! (Kate C Greenaway)


Horse play
My mum has helped me out of loads of sticky situations. The main one was when I booked a last minute holiday but couldn't get the time off work...so she pretended to be me every day, calling in sick with 'a throat infection'. I don’t think they believed me though when I strolled back in a week later when a fab tan! (Keri Lee)


If you want to take part in the conversation with the chance to win a Mother’s Day goodie bag – including a selction of Aldi’s luxiourious Argan oil beauty range and delicious Swiss Neapolitans – to show your mum how much you love her then go to @AldiUK.

You can also go instore from Thursday 3rd March and pick up some beautiful flowers to gift your favourite lady with this Mothering Sunday.

15
Feb

Aldi to recruit 5,000 additional store staff in 2016

Aldi has announced that it will be recruiting around 5,000 store staff during 2016 to support the supermarket’s ongoing expansion throughout the UK.
 
Aldi has revealed plans to open over 80 stores this year, taking the business’s overall estate to 700 outlets, and recruitment is already underway for both new and existing stores, with a variety of part and full time opportunities nationwide.
 
All Aldi UK hourly-rate employees now receive a living wage, minimum rate of £8.40 (£9.45 per hour in Greater London), in a move that maintains Aldi’s position as the best supermarket employer in Britain.
 
Aldi is aiming to attract ambitious applicants with a background in management and a passion to work in a dynamic, fast-paced retail role for its store management roles, with around 100 Store Manager and up to 500 Assistant Store Manager vacancies currently available.
 
Aldi is particularly looking for candidates who have experience of managing teams of at least eight people for its store management positions.  Store Managers are responsible for the overall management of the store and driving team performance, and in return, they benefit from an attractive package with a starting salary of £43,000 rising to £56,000, a company pension and comprehensive training package.  Assistant Store Manager roles start at £30,000, rising to £36,500 after four years, with the opportunity to progress into a Store Manager position.
 
Aldi also has around 450 Deputy Store Manager vacancies for those individuals with retail experience looking to take their first steps into management.  Deputy Store Managers are expected to work closely with the Store Manager and Assistant Store Manager and have the responsibility of managing the store team in their absence. Deputy Store Manager roles start from 30 hours per week, with a starting salary of £9.40 per hour rising to £11.00 per hour, plus £4.00 extra per hour when managing the store.
 
Aldi has nearly 4,000 Store and Stock Assistant positions available in stores across the UK, with full training provided over a six week period.  Store Assistant roles are available from 15 to 30 hours a week, with salaries starting at £8.40 per hour, rising to £10.00 per hour, and realistic prospects for progression.  Stock Assistants roles start from 10 hours per week, with a starting salary of £8.40 per hour.
 
Aldi has also invested heavily in its Academy, located at a new state-of-the-art regional distribution centre in Bolton, and comprising around thirteen recruitment and training specialists to ensure the business continues to provide comprehensive and innovate training packages for its employees.
 
Ruth Doyle, Aldi Regional Managing Director, commented: “To support our continued expansion and the ongoing performance of our existing stores, it’s important that we attract the right candidates across all of our roles.  We’re looking for individuals with a real passion for retail who are seeking a long-term career with a growing and ambitious business.
 
“Aldi provides all staff with extensive training and development opportunities to ensure they have the necessary skills to make a real success of their career.”
 
Further information on stores which are currently recruiting, along with details about how to apply, can be found on Aldi’s recruitment website, www.aldirecruitment.co.uk.
15
Feb

Spring Clean Your Skin Care Regime with Aldi

We can all benefit from a new skincare regime that revives and reboots a dull, wintery complexion. So why not refresh your beauty routine to reveal brighter and healthier-looking skin with the help of Aldi.
 
Seasonal changes can wreak havoc with skin – shifts in climate, sun levels and changes in the weather can make skin dull and lacklustre. Incorporating these Aldi products into your daily beauty regime this spring will help rejuvenate tired, winter skin to leave it looking and feeling healthier.
 
Wipe it off
For shortcut cleansing, Aldi’s Lacura Facial Cleansing Wipes (89p) are soft and soothing and available for normal, mature and sensitive skin. Banish make-up, dirt and daily impurities – gently cleanse, tone and moisturise the face, eye and neck area in one quick, easy step.
 
Rinse it out
Hair needs great foundations, Aldi’s Carino Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner (£1.99) will  revitalise dry, damaged hair. The fragrant duo contain Macadamia Nut Oil from Australia, helping to condition and smooth locks, leaving bouncy, glossy, shiny hair.
 
Stress away
Relax and unwind with Aldi’s Stress Therapy Herbal Bath Soak (75p). Turn your simple bath into a heavenly spa-like experience - bubbling with bergamot and cedarwood aromas, this soak is the ultimate relaxation.
 
Moisture surge
Daily hydration is your complexion’s best friend. Keep all skin types happy with Aldi’s Moisturising Body Lotion (£1.19). It gently moisturises skin with its enriched blend of avocado oil and Vitamin E – enhancing the skin’s protective layer.
 
Face the Day
For deep moisturisation for sensitive skin, Aldi’s Gentle Daily Face Cream Q10 (£1.49) with SPF 15 is a light and gentle formulation to improve skin’s elasticity, leaving skin smooth and hydrated.
 
Protect your style
Soft and shiny hair which maintains a flexible, long lasting hold… yes please!
Aldi’s Carino Hair Spray (79p) is complete with a micro diffusing cap, ensuring even coverage. Its non-sticky formula with pro-vitamin B5 allows you to brush out your style at the stroke of a brush, leaving your hair in great condition.
 
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12
Feb

Aldi widens the price gap against competitors and pledges to never be beaten on price

Following the launch of Morrisons’ Price crunch initiative, which attempts to compete with the discounter, Aldi has made a wave of price reductions in order to maintain its price advantage of up to 38%* against the Bradford-based supermarket. The price cuts are on a range of its core lines including fresh meat, fresh fruit and vegetables and other household staples.
Independent data from Kantar Worldpanel shows that Aldi continues to widen the margin between itself and competitors.
 
In the 12 weeks to 3rd January, the average item at Aldi was 29% cheaper compared with the average at eight competitors*. In January 2015 it was 26% cheaper.
 
Today, Aldi is launching a major nationwide advertising campaign to ensure shoppers understand it remains by far the lowest-priced supermarket in the UK.
 
Matthew Barnes, Aldi Chief Executive, said: “Our competitors continue to claim that they are closing the price gap.  We think it is important to make it clear to shoppers that any challenge to our price leadership position will not succeed.
 
“Aldi remains Britain’s lowest-priced supermarket by a significant margin and that is a position we will retain next month, next year and forever.
 
“While other retailers talk up price cuts and infuriate shoppers with misleading price-match schemes, we keep it simple with a consistent promise: whenever you visit Aldi, you’re paying the lowest prices in Britain.
 
*Kantar Worldpanel data: average pack price per supermarket, data for 12 weeks to 3rd January 2016
Retailer Average price per pack (£) Gap vs Aldi
Aldi 1.13 -
Tesco 1.57 39%
Sainsbury’s 1.73 53%
Asda 1.50 33%
Morrisons 1.56 38%
Waitrose 2.08 84%
Iceland 1.51 34%
The Co-operative 1.57 39%
Lidl 1.21 7%
Average (all except Aldi) 1.59 29%
 
Matthew Barnes continued: “There’s no compromise when we cut prices. Thanks to our efficiency, we’re still able to pay the highest starting pay in the sector. From this month, we now pay at least £8.40 an hour to all our workers and more in London. This is significantly higher than the recommended National Living Wage.
 
“Importantly, it’s Aldi that’s funding these cuts, not our suppliers. Our model is to agree secure, long-term contacts with suppliers to ensure they are paid a fair price and have certainty. This is one of the reasons why Aldi is the top performing supermarket in the Grocery Code Adjudicators’ supplier survey.”
 
Aldi is stepping up its store expansion programme in 2016 as it responds to demand from parts of the UK where it is currently under-represented.

This year, it will open more than 80 supermarkets – a record number – taking its total store portfolio to over 700.
 
The new stores that Aldi opens in 2016 are expected to generate more than £1bn of additional sales when fully operational.

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27
Jan

Super sales see Aldi selling coconut oil all year round

  • Aldi becomes the first discount supermarket to permanently offer Coconut Oil to its customers
  • Own-label Coco Loco Coconut Oil will cost up to 40% less than similar products
  • The supermarket sold 60,000 units in just one week
  • Permanently on Aldi’s shelves from 8th February 2016
Aldi has announced that it is to become the first discounter to sell coconut oil permanently, due to its huge popularity with customers.

The supermarket’s Coco Loco Coconut Oil sold out within days of going on sale when it was first introduced to customers as a Specialbuy in September 2015.

After selling 60,000 units sold in just one week, Aldi increased the stock levels by 98 per cent when Coco Loco was introduced again in January 2016, in order to meet customer demand.

Sales of coconut oil have more than tripled nationally in the past year, from £4.4m to £14m, according to market researcher Kantar World Panel (52 weeks ending 13th September 2015). Favoured by A-list celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow and Miranda Kerr, coconut oil is famed for its versatility. It can be used for healthier frying, mixing in salads as a dressing, in smoothies and even as a beauty treatment.

In response to growing customer demand in the UK, Coco Loco Coconut Oil, made from organic, 100% raw pressed coconut oil will be available in all Aldi stores from 8th February 2016 and the discounter has promised to secure the price at just £2.99 for 300ml.

The low price means it will cost up to 40 per cent less than similar coconut oils sold at supermarkets and health food shops. In contrast, Asda is selling The Groovy Food Company Organic Virgin Coconut Oil at £4.00 for 283ml, with the same product also being sold at Tesco for a more costly £5.99.

Health-food specialist Holland & Barrett’s Perfectly Pure Coconut Oil is priced at £15.49 for 453g, offering customers a saving of over £2.40 per 100ml when they choose to shop at Aldi.

Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said: “Coco Loco Coconut Oil has proven to be hugely popular with our customers. Its unbeatable combination of high quality and great value makes it extremely attractive to shoppers.”

“By making Coco Loco Coconut Oil part of our core all year round range, we’re offering our shoppers another reason to make healthy choices at affordable prices both in the kitchen and in their beauty regimes.”

For more information about Aldi’s product offering please visit www.aldi.co.uk.
19
Jan

Aldi begins selling online in the UK

  • New website www.aldi.co.uk selling award-winning wines by the case
  • Over 90 wines available online including rosé, sparkling and premium ranges
  • 1 in every 13 bottles of wine purchased in the UK is currently bought in an Aldi store
  • Varieties of Aldi’s premium Lot Series now available exclusively online  
  • Aldi is investing £35m to establish online platform  
Aldi today (19/01) launches its online shopping service, offering an extensive range of award-winning wines by the case. 

More than 90 different wines are available at www.aldi.co.uk. These include best sellers from the existing in-store range, and a number of varieties from Aldi’s premium Lot Series, which can only be bought online.   

Aldi’s commitment to selling wines of outstanding quality at affordable prices has proven popular with UK consumers.
 
1 in every 13 bottles of wine purchased in the UK is currently bought in an Aldi store, with Champagne sales even higher at a staggering 1 in every 12 bottles. In addition, more than 10,000 bottles of wine from the retailer’s Exquisite Collection are sold per week, with year on year sales up 33 per cent between 2014 and 2015.  
 
The online launch is part of the retailer’s long-term strategy to make Aldi’s unique combination of award winning quality at everyday low prices available to as many people as possible, particularly those who are not located near a store.  
 
Aldi is investing £35m to establish its eCommerce operation and will expand the service in Q2 to include non-food Specialbuys such as premium cycling wear, electrical items, camping equipment, clothing, gardening and DIY tools.   
 
Matthew Barnes, CEO of Aldi UK, said: “We’re applying our well established Aldi principles of simplicity and efficiency to our new online operation. All of the wines available in our stores are being sold alongside a limited number of online exclusives.
 
“In 2015, Aldi was named Multiple Wine Retailer of the Year and one in every 13 bottles of wine purchased in the UK was bought from an Aldi store. Starting with wines is a logical first step for us. It’s a stand-out category for Aldi and often the entry point for customers who haven’t shopped with us before.
 
“We regularly receive feedback from customers who are astonished by the outstanding quality of our wines and so we’re particularly keen to expand their availability into new parts of the country where we don’t currently have physical stores. Selling online is an important step forward for our business.”
 
Aldi currently operates over 630 UK stores and plans to open a further 83 this year. The retailer is on course to reach 1,000 stores by 2022.
 
Aldi’s online service is available to consumers throughout the UK, with the exception of Northern Ireland. 
 
Free delivery will apply for all orders over £50.  For orders under £50, a standard delivery charge of £3.00 is applied. Customers can also collect their orders from over 5,500 Collect+ locations.        
7
Jan

Coco Loco Coconut Oil from Aldi

Following successful trials last year, Aldi is selling 300ml of coconut oil at £2.99 as a Specialbuy. The product is available in stores nationwide from Thursday 7th January on a ‘while stocks last’ basis.  
Aldi’s Coco Loco is organic and cold pressed using 100% raw virgin coconut oil. The oil can be used for healthier frying, mixing in salads as a dressing, on toast as a healthier alternative to butter, in smoothies and even as a beauty treatment. Coconut oil is great as a gentle eye make-up remover, moisturiser or hair conditioner.

Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said: “Our Coco Loco coconut oil proved extremely popular when it went on trial last year. We brought it back as a Specialbuy in time to help people with their healthy New Year’s resolutions. It’s sure to prove as popular as last year and is another great example of our customer focussed approach of being able to offer premium quality products at great value prices.” 

8
Sep

Aldi serves award-winning meal at team GB ball

London 2012 medallists, Olympic hopefuls and stars from the world of sport, fashion and entertainment enjoyed a medal-winning meal courtesy of Aldi at last night’s Team GB Ball, where guests showed support for athletes on the road to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The supermarket – the first ever to partner with Team GB – provided the ingredients for the menu, which included 560 of its award-winning, Specially Selected 28 Day Matured British Fillet steaks, accompanied by chimichurri sauce, braised black beans, sweet potato and greens.

In addition, 560 of the retailer’s Specially Selected British Free Range Chicken Breast Fillets were also served, alongside a delicious chorizo salad with orange dressing.

Guests at the black-tie event, hosted by two-time Olympic gold medallist, Victoria Pendleton, enjoyed a selection of Aldi’s award-winning wines – 250 bottles of The Exquisite Collection Private Bin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, 300 bottles of The Exquisite Collection Wairarapa Pinot Noir and 400 bottles of Champagne Veuve Monsigny.

Aldi products continue to top various consumer choice and industry awards. So far in 2015, Aldi is having its most successful year to date, winning more accolades than ever before. In June, Aldi was named Which? Best Supermarket for a record fourth time and was also named Multiple Retailer of the Year at the FPC Fresh Awards. Over 60 of its products were also crowned winners at the recent Great Taste Awards.

Jonathan Neale, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said: “We’re incredibly proud to be the first supermarket to partner Team GB and are delighted to have been able to supply the finest ingredients for last night’s ball.

“Since we opened our doors in the UK in April 1990, we’ve worked hard to establish British roots, sourcing the very best products locally where possible and building long-term relationships with British suppliers.

“The menu was a great success and further testament to our commitment to providing the highest quality products to UK consumers at everyday low prices.”

For more information about Aldi’s sponsorship of Team GB, visit: www.aldi.co.uk.

3
Jul

Aldi raises the steaks in supermarket price comparison

Aldi has today been revealed as the cheapest supermarket for the UK’s average basket coming out 18% (£13.41) cheaper than Morrisons, with its fillet steak also found to be more than 10% cheaper than other retailers. 

The mystery shopping survey, which is undertaken by The Grocer, features the UKs five largest supermarkets and tracks the price, service and availability of 33 items, which is the average number of products in a weekly shop.

This week’s results featured Aldi as a guest retailer and highlighted Aldi had the cheapest price on 25 of the 33 items. It also found that Morrisons ran a total of 16 price promotions; something that Aldi doesn’t do – opting for an Everyday Low Pricing policy instead.

The news comes just days after the latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 21 June 2015, show that Aldi has been the UK’s fastest growing grocery retailer for the last four years.
 
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Aldi Corporate Buying said, “We don’t price match, we price lead and the findings from The Grocer shows why more and more shoppers are switching to Aldi.
 
“There has been a lot of noise in the media about price cuts by our competitors, but our commitment to our customers is simple - we will never be beaten on price.  Aldi continues to offer the best value on outstanding quality goods, and our customers know that they save money each and every time they shop with us.”
 
For more information about Aldi’s award-winning products, please visit www.aldi.co.uk