Fans of Aldi and Lidl have been proved right after the budget supermarkets walked away with two of the biggest awards in the industry.
Aldi has just been crowned Best Grocer – beating competition from Ocado, Tesco and Morrisons to the award – while Lidl was named best Value Retailer.
But that wasn’t the end of the awards for Aldi – with its Mamia range being named best own brand product too at the Retail Week Awards.
One of the judges commented: “With its Mamia range, Aldi has focused in on a market segment and nailed it. It’s created something pretty impressive in a very crowded landscape, against very stiff competition.”
Julie Ashfield, Aldi managing director of corporate buying, said: “We’re delighted to have won Best Grocer at the Retail Week Awards for the first time, as well as an acknowledgement for our Mamia range.
“The recognition of Aldi as a market leader from top industry influencers is testament to the hard work we put in every year, providing customers with high quality products at amazing prices.”
It wasn’t quite a clean sweep for German supermarkets, though, with the best new store award going to John Lewis’ Westfield White City branch in London.
Away from supermarkets, Asos was named Best Fashion Retailer; Primark won the award for best big retailer and Amazon won the consumer choice award.
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