LONDON Jan 9 Aldi, the German-owned
discount supermarket, said on Monday total sales at its British
business rose more than 15 percent in December compared to the
same month in 2015, boosted by strong demand for its higher end
Aldi highlighted robust trading in its "Specially Selected"
range of premium products which it expanded to compete with
upmarket retailers such as Waitrose and Marks & Spencer
Aldi, along with fellow German discounter Lidl,
has won UK market share from bigger rivals Tesco,
Sainsbury's, Asda and Morrisons but saw
slower sales growth through 2016.
(Reporting by James Davey; editing by Sarah Young)