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Weather drives May grocery sales boost, offering opportunities for off-trade alcohol sector ahead of Euros and Olympics

Published:  31 May, 2024

Weather has overtaken inflation as the primary driver of UK grocery sales growth in May, according to new data from NIQ. Total till sales at UK supermarkets grew by 3.3% for the four weeks ending 18 May 2024. This growth was fueled by shifts between wet and warm weather, which pushed value growth at supermarkets to 5.1%, a two-month high excluding Easter.


Lanchester’s ‘super lightweight’ 300g bottle launches in Aldi

Published:  17 May, 2024

Lanchester Wines has become the first UK wine importer to launch a wine in a super lightweight 300g wine bottle, in partnership with a major discounter.


Brits marry on English fizz but divorce on Champagne, finds Aldi

Published:  18 April, 2024

Much is written about the wine purchasing habits of Brits, but less so about the occasions with which they match certain styles of wines. However, a new survey, commissioned by Aldi and conducted by Prospectus Global, has thrown up some intriguing insights into which wines are paired with what life events by UK wine drinkers. The aim, said Aldi, was to help customers to navigate the wine aisle with a different approach beyond food pairing.


Multiples: Green moves on Aldi wine aisle

Published:  11 April, 2024

James Bayley talks us through Aldi’s new paper wine bottles and how the move could revolutionise supermarket drinks packaging.


Aldi launches own-label flat PET wine bottle range

Published:  19 March, 2024

Fresh off the coattails of its own-label paper wine bottle launch, Aldi has announced a range of own-brand flat recycled PET wine bottles will soon hit stores.


Aldi loses gin court battle to M&S

Published:  29 February, 2024

Discounter Aldi has lost its appeal against a High Court ruling which found it had copied the design of Marks & Spencer’s light-up Christmas gin bottles.


Aldi wines announce biggest-ever price drop

Published:  07 December, 2023

Discounter Aldi has laid down an early Christmas pricing benchmark after it revealed all ‘Specially Selected’ wine will be 25% off until 24 December.


Aldi launches £2.67 vineyard tours

Published:  19 June, 2023

Supermarket Aldi has partnered with Lyme Bay Winery, the producers behind its Specially Selected Bowler & Brolly English Sparkling wine, to launch an exclusive Specialbuy Vineyard Experience. 


Rise of discounters not a threat to established brands

Published:  14 December, 2022

James Bayley finds that despite more consumers opting for own-brand grocery products, for some multiples sales of premium drinks brands have never been stronger.


Aldi launches 70 new wines with the help of consumers

Published:  28 September, 2022

Newly minted Big Four retailer Aldi has unveiled its newest roster of seasonal wines, but this time with a twist in the wine-buying tale.


Everything is all white at Aldi

Published:  16 August, 2022

Aldi has lifted the lid on its most popular whites this summer, as consumers looked to slake their thirst in the record-breaking British sunshine.


Harpers Exclusive: The Wines Direct Consumer Award winners 2022

Published:  30 May, 2022

Now in its fourth year, Harpers can exclusively reveal the 2022 Wine Direct Awards results.


Aldi launches vegan favourites pack to cater for plant-based shoppers

Published:  07 March, 2022

After seeing sales of plant-based products soar 500% during Veganuary, Aldi has launched a new Vegan Favourites wine pack. The online-only bundle includes six of Aldi’s most popular premium vegan wines. The selection includes a mixture of reds, whites and rosés, all free from animal products, for just £59.44 – less than £10 per bottle.


Aldi launches premium Winemasters’ Lot wines for festive season

Published:  25 October, 2021

Aldi is introducing a ‘super premium’ wine range, Winemasters’ Lot, in time for the festive season, to complement and build on their Specially Selected selection. The wines will be available from 8 November, available in stores and online.


Aldi launches inaugural 'Zerozecco' ahead of Christmas 2021

Published:  15 September, 2021

The German discounter Aldi has unveiled a new range of alcohol-free drinks ahead of the festive season, including a zero abv Prosecco imitation.


Aldi claims supermarket first with Prosecco rosé launch

Published:  29 October, 2020

Aldi is gearing up to launch a Prosecco rosé, a move the retailer claims will make it the first supermarket to sell the pink bubbles.   


Aldi to open 100 new stores as part of £1.3bn investment

Published:  28 September, 2020

Aldi has pledged to invest a record £1.3bn over the next two years with new and upgraded stores, distribution centres and “further innovations” planned across the business.


Aldi debuts first nolo spirit as part of 11 new launches

Published:  07 May, 2020

Aldi is getting ready for summer with raft of new spirits launches – one of which is its first ever own brand of non-alcoholic spirit.


Aldi strips out Prosecco duplicates for Cava

Published:  13 March, 2020

Aldi is aiming to bring more variety to its customers via rationalisation of its latest seasonal range which will see greater inclusion of more experimental styles and varietals.


Aldi picks Lyme Bay for first own-brand English fizz

Published:  09 December, 2019

Aldi has chosen the Dorset-based Lyme Bay Winery to produce an English sparkling wine for its premium ‘Exquisite Collection’.