The unstoppable Aldi
Reuters reported that Aldi is progressively claiming market share not just in Australia, but also in the UK. Aldi's UK CEO said the firm opened 70 stores in Britain in 2017 and was on track to open 70 more in 2018 and 130 between 2019 and 2020. After that, the grocer plans to open 50-60 stores a year to reach 1,200, focusing on towns where Aldi was not yet present. In Australia, if Coles and Woolworths are not scared by Aldi, they should be. It is very difficult to compete with a supermarket business that has adopted and perfected Operational Excellence as their underlying business model.