Former CEO, Aldi UK
Paul started his career in 1974 and has over 40 years of experience in retail. The bulk of his career was 23 years at Aldi Süd, a privately held, German-headquartered global retailer, with operations in 10 countries covering Europe, US and Australia. During his tenure, Paul served on Aldi Süd international management board. He was the CEO for the UK and Republic of Ireland from 1999 -2009 as well as identifying and implementing new business opportunities, including entry into new geographies (including Australia). He is currently serving on the board at GIPPO Hypermarkets in Belarus, VOLI in Montenegro, BIM in Turkey and FORTENOVA in Croatia.Read moreView Profile Page
In Practise Notes
- Subtle benefits of scale that enables a retailer to expand range with the same fixed store square footage and supply base!
- 'In and Out' products are the most attractive for Aldi and Costco online
- Ocado Retail works best with larger baskets and there is only a certain number of people that do traditional weekly shops > £70 per basket. This could limit the TAM for Ocado Retail
- Resilience and flexibility of the discounter model
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