Aldi news

17 February 2020
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...
04 February 2020
The German discounter Aldi has opened a new £64 million distribution centre in Sawley, Derbyshire. Spanning over 600,000 sq ft According to Aldi, the new site, which is located close to where the borders of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire meet, is due to serve 80 stores across the East Midlands. It is expected also that the new distribution centre, Aldi’s 11th in the UK, will...
24 January 2020
Aldi Ireland has announced it will be running its 'Grow with Aldi' supplier development programme for the third year in a row, in 2020. So far, the retailer has invested €1.5m in this initiative over three years, in association with Bord Bia. We look at what this means for Irish suppliers in more detail. Source: Aldi Ireland What? The 'Grow with Aldi' programme is a competition for ...
05 November 2019
Aldi is due to trial reusable drawstring bags for loose fruit and vegetables, in a bid to cut single-use plastics. Trial taking place in Scotland, the Midlands and the North of England Shoppers across more than 250 stores will have the option to buy the reusable bags for 25p each. The new bags will replace the free plastic bags that shoppers usually use to put fruit and vegetables into. ...
14 August 2019
Aldi UK is trialling removing the plastic from its steak packaging, in its latest initiative to reduce waste and be more environmentally friendly. The trial Aldi will be replacing the plastic packaging from its 'Specially Selected' range of steaks with a cardboard tray. The new packaging has been sourced from sustainably managed forests. The trial will take place across over 380 stores. If succ...
21 June 2019
Aldi is due to expand the trial that removes plastic from fresh produce across other regions in England, after it’s been initially rolled out in Scotland earlier this year. 100 tonnes of plastic Practically speaking, the trial will be expanded from next month into parts of the North East and South East of England, where it will start selling loose cabbages (savoy, red, white and pointed cab...
17 June 2019
Aldi has expanded its partnership with iForce, a company owned by Eddie Stobart, to back the future growth of its online platform for non-food products. Partnership dating back from 2015 The partnership started in 2015 when iForce has been selected by Aldi to support the launch of its online platform for non-food Special buys and wine products. The expansion of the partnership will allow Al...
11 June 2019
The discount retailer is due to replace plastic bags with paper and biodegradable bags as part of a trial. 100% domestically compostable within a year Aldi intends to ditch its plastic bags and replace them with paper and biodegradable bags. Starting from July, half of its stores will roll out paper bags whereas the other half will roll out compostable bags. According to Aldi, the paper bag...
24 April 2019
In the aftermath of Earth Day 2019, we’ve brought together the latest initiatives undertaken by several supermarket chains in the US. In this overview, we’ll look at Aldi’s efforts to introduce more hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) - free refrigeration systems in its stores, while Save Mart intends to run all its transport operations using 100% renewable drop-in diesel. We’ll also review how Albertsons a...
09 April 2019
We’ve brought together the latest news and initiatives relating to recycling and sustainability. In this round-up, we’ll review how Tesco is planning to trial a new innovative system that converts plastic to oil, while Asda is set to launch a partnership that aims to increase the recyclability of baby food pouches. We’ll also look at Aldi’s pledge to develop fully sustainable packaging by 2025, w...