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.
British supermarket giant Tesco has unveiled the first of its new Jack's discount food stores, saying they would be the cheapest in town. The stores are intended to stop the advance of German-owned Lidl and Aldi.
Australia's second biggest supermarket chain Coles has again changed its mind on ending free plastic bags for customers. It's a PR disaster and could open the door to greener retailers, including German discounters.
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?
One of Aldi's fruit and vegetable suppliers has been accused of helping ruin an important lagoon, a media report has said. Germany's demand for cheap vegetables has been blamed for encouraging farmers to cut corners.
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