Cartons of groceries, stacked on palettes - in 1962, ALDI launched a discount grocery chain in Germany. Its recipe for success was offering a limited product range, sold in large quantities at low prices.
The eternal low price war between discount supermarkets has been blamed for stunting the growth of online groceries in Germany. But with their market share under pressure, could Aldi and Lidl finally start to deliver?
Amid intense rivalry in the grocery business, Aldi Nord says it wants to put apartments above some of its supermarkets. Real estate in the German capital is at peak demand, amid high immigration and a lack of new homes.
German grocery stores chain Lidl has said it will enter the US market earlier than previously envisaged. It's now planning to open its first stores there this summer. Its German archrival Aldi is already there.
France plans to unveil a bill to tighten rules on supermarket promotions after a Nutella sale at supermarket chain Intermarche sparked brawls in several stores. The sale saw jars of Nutella discounted by 70 percent.
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