What Aldi’s expansion plans tell us about the current state of retail

I can count on one hand the number of UK retailers that can still get away with aggressive physical store expansion while broadly shunning e-commerce – Primark, Aldi and… yep, that’s it.

At a time when most retailers are re-evaluating portfolios and shuttering stores, Aldi has announced plans to open hundreds of new stores, including doubling its presence in London. By 2025, Aldi is expected to trade from 1,200 UK shops, up from just 840 today. The space race isn’t over just yet.

Note: this is an excerpt. Continue reading Natalie’s full article on Forbes.