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Australia’s competition watchdog has allowed major supermarket chains to work with each other to overcome supply issues, given the unprecedented demand by consumers in recent weeks during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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In this article we round up the latest initiatives from Aldi and Lidl UK and Ireland to address the challenges created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Aldi Increased orders from suppliers and warehouses, particularly in sanitary and baby products All stores will receive daily deliveries, and in some stores multiple times a day Shoppers are limited to buy no more than four i...
Aldi is looking to build a national distribution centre (DC) on a 72 acre site at Nailstone Colliery, located at about 12 miles west of Leicester, and five miles from the M1 motorway. 1.3 million sq ft of warehousing and offices The new national DC is set to create 750 jobs. Planning documents state that the new facility will be operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on a three shift pat...
Aldi is set to introduce a set of initiatives that aim to reduce the number of plastic bags sold in its stores. Increasing the price of its ‘bags for life’ Aldi has put the price of its flexi-loop ‘bags for life’ up from 9p to 15p to encourage their reuse. The new price will be effective from Monday 24 th February. The revenue generated as a consequence of the price increase will be used t...


Each year, we call out the trends we believe will most influence supply chains in the year to come. In this report, we detail our selection, bringing to life our thinking with case studies and raising questions and considerations to help you capitalise.
In this report, we explore ranging strategies, highlighting the implications of choices on the supply chain activities of both retailers and manufacturers.

In this report, we highlight the four supply chain trends that will mark 2019: micro-fulfilment on a macro scale, eager experimenters, clarity on circularity and capitalising on connections

We look at the importance of inventory and how it can, if effectively managed, directly influence business objectives and decisions – from sales to waste, to cash flow and investment. 

26 January 2021, Birmingham

The IGD Aldi Trade Briefing returns to share its exciting plans for 2021 and beyond. Join us at the ICC in Birmingham to hear from Giles Hurley, CEO at Aldi UK and Ireland, and other commercial leaders.

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A practical one day workshop for all roles in suppliers, to help develop your understanding of the vital part that supply chains play in underpinning FMCG businesses.