Aldi Has Just Announced Something MASSIVE And It's Changing
Aldi is getting set to have its biggest year since it launched in Australia in 2001.
It is set to launch a new store format nationwide, after its trial of a new fresh, good focus was successful, which means we may see them looking a little bit like Woolworths in the future.
Nick Miles, head of Asia-Pacific, for retail analysis firm IGD, told the Australian that this year could be the year Aldi put their stamp on Australia, saying Aldi’s growing influence on the Australian grocery market shows no sign of let-up. The retailer has opened 36 stores to date in South and Western Australia in 2016, with IGD forecasting that by 2021 the retailer will have more than 590 stores across Australia.’’
The rollout across South Australia and Western Australia will allow Aldi to have a nationwide presence, which could allow them lower prices with suppliers and in-turn cheaper prices for customers.
However, the rate of store openings could soften, this year is focused on Aldi looking to ‘ improve its fresh food offering, with a new centralised buying process, more in-store innovation and space for fresh food, plus a continuation of its Australia-first sourcing policy.’’
Aldi is currently Australia’s third biggest supermarket, with sales of $5.8 billion a year.