Aldi sales growth year-on-year in Great Britain 2014-2020

In the twelve weeks ending October the 6th, Aldi sales increased by 7.3 percent when compared to the corresponding period a year earlier. In fact, the supermarket chain has seen a continued quarterly growth for the previous three years. During the entire period, annual growth never fell under 6.2 percent and, in most cases was over ten percent. Aldi continued to grow in the following months till February 2020.

Aldi’s rise on the British grocery market

Between January 2015 and March 2019, Aldi was able to expand its market share on the grocery market from 4.9 to eight percent. During the same time period all supermarkets with a higher market share lost percentage points. Furthermore, compared with other supermarket brands Aldi had the most positive brand recognition in 2017.

Aldi Süd store coverage

Between 2013 and 2017 Aldi Süd store numbers in the UK grew by roughly 48.25 percent, coming to a total of 762 stores in 2017. Aldi Süd’s store numbers have been growing in all regions the discounter operates, such as Germany and Ireland.

Percentage change in sales at Aldi in Great Britain compared to a year earlier from September 2014 to February 2020*

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Release date

March 2020


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

12 weeks ending September 14, 2014 to 12 weeks ending February 23, 2020

Supplementary notes

* Data shows growth compared to the same period last year. Each period is for the 12 weeks ending on each given date.

Figures for January 2014 to February 2019 can be found in previous press releases published by Kantar.

Sales include expenditure through main store tills but exclude petrol and in-store concessions.

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