Are discount retailers dominating the grocery sector? - Retail Gazette
Towards the end of last month, German discounter Aldi said it hoped to open 60 stores in 2015, making it larger than Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Tesco combined. Just last week, budget supermarket Lidl, and Aldi’s direct competitor, announced that it too, will expand with 60 stores (in Ireland and Northern Ireland).
Primary expansion plans could see the discounters battling it out, leaving the Big Four supermarkets lagging behind.
Aldi isn’t concentrating solely on the UK, but it is also eyeing