German discount grocer Aldi saw an 11 percent rise in shopper numbers in the UK and Ireland in the first quarter of this year – according to fresh data by Reuters.
At the moment. Aldi runs 467 shops in the UK and Ireland. Aldi’s UK market share is just 2.9 percent, but it has grown rapidly in the economic downturn, prompting Britain’s biggest retailer, Tesco, to launch a range of discount brands last September. All of Britain’s big supermarket groups have announced price cuts in recent months, with many cutting prices on staple products to 1 pound.