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# Aldi

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# cheap cuts
Irish shoppers turn to cheaper cuts of meat in light of cost of living crisis
Shoppers are moving into cheaper protein meats and cheaper cuts, said one retailer’s spokesperson.
# new initiative
Aldi to include bowel cancer symptoms on its toilet rolls from the autumn
Bowel cancer is one of the most common types of cancer found in Ireland.
# Aldi
New Aldi supermarket for Finglas blocked over interference with Luas Green Line extension
The plans would have doubled the size of the existing supermarket and reduced the number of parking spaces.
# Survey
Quarter of parents worry whether they can provide food for their family - Barnardos report
Parents who are concerned about food described themselves as feeling “stressed”, “worried about the future”, and “guilty”.
# colin vs cuthbert
Marks & Spencer and Aldi settle Colin the Caterpillar copyright dispute
Aldi said that Cuthbert was now “free” following the dispute.
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# Bun fight
Marks & Spencer launches UK court action to stop Aldi selling similar caterpillar cake
M&S has filed an intellectual property claim.
# Jobs
Aldi to create 1,050 jobs across the country, including 700 permanent roles
The supermarket chain plans to open a number of new stores in Ireland this year.
# kantar
Boost for supermarkets as sales of mince pies, Christmas biscuits and alcohol soar ahead of festive season
Dunnes Stores leads the way in terms of market share, just ahead of Supervalu, according to the latest Kantar figures.
# Shopping
Aldi and Lidl remove all non-essential middle aisle products
Aldi said this decision was made after receiving further clarification from the government.
# good news
Aldi rewards staff for coronavirus efforts with 10% bonus
The retailer said that the payment was to reward colleagues who have “worked tirelessly” in recent weeks.
# Coronavirus
Supermarkets hiring hundreds of employees to meet Covid-19 demand
Tens of thousands of people have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus crisis.
# beef prices
Taoiseach 'sympathises' with farmers as blockade of major Aldi distribution centre continues
Members of the Irish Farmers’ Association are staging a protest outside an Aldi distribution centre.
# Recall
More Aldi houmous recalled due to salmonella fears
This is the fourth recall of houmous products in recent days.
# Shopping
Aldi plans to replace 12.5 million single-use plastic bags each year with compostable options
From January, all loose fruit and vegetable single-use plastic bags will be compostable.
# Aldi
Aldi says beef dispute causing availability issues with produce
The issue comes amid stalled talks between the Department of Agriculture and farming organisations.
# kantar
Dunnes Stores comes out on top - just - as the most popular supermarket in Ireland
Dunnes has a market share lead of 0.2% over Tesco in the latest figures from Kantar.
# kantar
Dunnes Stores is the most popular supermarket in Ireland
Meanwhile, Aldi enjoyed the largest jump in growth.
# tried and tested
Is Aldi's charcoal mudmask a patch on GlamGlow? We put it to the test
Aldi is giving GlamGlow a low-cost challenge.
# Axed
Tesco announces up to 9,000 job cuts in the UK under wide-scale restructuring plan
Jobs will be cut amid plans to shut fish, meat and cheese counters at some stores.
# recycling
FactCheck: Are supermarkets required to accept plastic packaging, if you leave it at the checkout?
Supermarkets have pledged that they take extensive efforts at recycling, but do they have to accept if you want to leave them behind?
# job fairy
Aldi set to hire 500 new employees this year
The discount supermarket chain plans to open seven new stores in Ireland in 2019.
# bar cart
You can get everything you need for that #Insta bar cart in Aldi for €50
And just in time for Christmas.
# dupes
How do Aldi's new dupes compare to the original cult products? We tried 3 of them out
We put them to the test.
# kantar
Cross-border shopping hits five-year high as ROI consumers spend €64.5m in North
The strength of the Euro against Sterling over the past two years has also made cross-border shopping more appealing.
# deli green pesto
Aldi recalls batch of pesto due to detection of Salmonella
It’s recalling the batches of Deli Green Pesto with the use-by date 23.11.2018.
# 1st v 2nd
'There'll be sparks and fireworks' - Ronan O'Gara gives his take at our All Blacks preview night
The Irish rugby legend spoke openly on a series of topics at Liberty Hall in Dublin.
# burn baby burn
We asked you what your favourite candles are for cosy nights in
Light ‘em up.
Does Aldi's glycolic acid toner dupe rival the world famous Pixi Glow Tonic?
We put them to the test.
# Recall
Bags of unwashed spinach and mixed leaves recalled over presence of bug-causing bacteria
Consumers have been warned about the detection of Listeria monocytogenes bacteria in two batches of the leaves.
# fodder crisis
Farmers struggling to pay bills, call on retailers to increase price of milk
The IFA has said the low prices offered in some shops are “unsustainable”.
# waste reduction
Minister calls on supermarkets to reduce the use of non-recyclable plastic packaging for fruit and veg
Minister Denis Naughten is currently considering a range of environmental levies on single-use plastic products.
# Milk Row
Farmers say Aldi's €1.30 two-litre bottle of milk is 'socially irresponsible'
Aldi says the milk line is needed to compete.
# Supermarket Wars
SuperValu is back as Ireland's most popular supermarket ... but Tesco and Dunnes Stores are right behind it
SuperValu accounted for 22.3% of the consumer spend over the course of the 21 weeks to 22 April.
# overheat risk
Aldi Ireland recalls mini fryers due to electrical fault
Over 4,000 of the appliances were sold in Ireland.
# frenzied attack
Man jailed for life over murder of his former partner's daughter at Aldi supermarket
“This was a cold-blooded and public execution, carried out for the purpose of revenge.”
# Breadwatch
'Significant increase in bread production' as consumers pick shelves dry in anticipation of The Beast
The nation’s sudden appetite for retail bread therapy shows no signs of abating.
# Recall
Aldi has recalled two batches of its white bloomer bread because there may be 'wire pieces' in them
The target of the recall is the Ballymore Crust White Bloomer brand with best before dates17 and 18 February 2018
# Aldi
Aldi's new charcoal beauty range is cruelty-free and has the beauty world a-buzz
The range hit shelves last Sunday.
# Rats Out
Ireland's not affected by dead rat claim that forced Aldi to remove 38,000 packs of frozen veg
Aldi has offered the woman involved £500 compensation.
# high caffeine
Aldi banning sale of energy drinks to under 16s
Customers buying soft drinks containing more than 150mg of caffeine per litre will be asked to prove their age.