Notes to Editor

In 2018 Aldi will open over 70 stores. By 2022, Aldi will operate over 1,000 stores.

Aldi is the UK’s fastest growing and fifth largest supermarket with over 750 stores and over 30,000 employees.

The company has more than doubled its market share since 2010. In the 12 weeks ended 31/12/2017, Aldi grew sales by 16.8% and has a 6.8% 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 2018 Aldi will open 70 new stores and by 2022 will operate over 1,000 stores.

The company’s current achievements and initiatives include:

- Aldi is the UK’s highest paying supermarket. Store Assistants will receive a minimum hourly rate of £8.85 nationally and £10.20 in London from 1st February 2018. This is significantly higher than the Government’s National Living Wage and also above the Living Wage Foundation’s recommended rates.
- Aldi’s investment in people was recognised at the Grocer Gold Awards, which celebrate outstanding achievement and practice across the grocery sector – Aldi was crowned ‘Employer of the Year’ 2017.
- Aldi has a five year partnership with the Teenage Cancer Trust – its fundraising target of £5m will go towards helping the trust to reach out to every young person with cancer in the UK.
- Aldi is the highest ranked supermarket in the Institute of Customer Services’ UK Customer Satisfaction Index 2017.
- Aldi launched its eCommerce platform in January 2016, selling a range of high quality wines and Specialbuys – receiving approximately over 11,000 orders per week.
- Aldi is the official supermarket partner of Team GB, and has extended this commitment to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
- Aldi is the lowest priced supermarket in the UK and 15.2% cheaper than its nearest competitor (The Grocer 33, published 24th August 2017).
- In 2017, for the fourth consecutive year Aldi was ranked the best-performing supermarket for compliance with the Groceries Supply Code of Practice, underlining its commitment to maintaining fair, predictable and sustainable prices within its supply chain.
- Research from the Centre for economics and business research (Cebr) showed that the value of Aldi’s relationships with UK suppliers will increase by £2.2bn during the next five years to £6.7bn in 2022. Additionally, in 2016 Aldi supported 146,000 direct and indirect jobs in the UK and this figure is set to rise to 205,000 by 2022.

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