ALDI Australia, Mosman, Landini Associates, Reinventing Normal, Retail, Interior Design, Graphics

Landini Associates were engaged by ALDI Australia to reinvent their retail format, commencing with a number of trial stores that launched in 2015.

After evolving our design for National Rollout, the entire ALDI Australia network (650 stores) was retrofitted to Landini's format by the end of 2020. The design is funding itself.

Our brief was to elevate customer perceptions, from the quality and freshness of the products, to the overall brand image; encourage customers to shop across the whole store and attract new patrons, too.

ALDI Australia, Highton, Landini Associates, Reinventing Normal, Retail, Interior Design, Graphics

"The new look and feel of our stores visually connects to the high quality of our products, enabling shoppers to view discount retail in a new light."

Ben Lawlor, Project Director, ALDI Stores Australia
ALDI Australia, Mosman, Landini Associates, Reinventing Normal, Retail, Interior Design, Graphics

Landini Associates' scope of works included master planning, interior design, graphic design, all in-store communication including tone of voice, visual merchandising, staff uniforms and design guidelines.

ALDI Australia, Landini Associates, Reinventing Normal, Retail, Interior Design, Graphics, Signage
ALDI Australia, Landini Associates, Reinventing Normal, Retail, Interior Design, Graphics, Signage

Our design format - named “Project Fresh” - repositioned the merchandise, bringing fresh food to the front. We calmed the environment by introducing warmer low energy lighting. We then removed the floor’s colour to allow the graphics to be more visible.

In tandem with interiors, we designed over 300 messaging boards to communicate brand ethos, product freshness, local sourcing, sustainable fishing and award-winning products.

Maintaining ALDI’s witty tone of voice, we also created a series of statements and illustrations to reinforce the brand’s central messages of great value at low prices, quality and freshness.

ALDI Australia, Mosman, Landini Associates, Reinventing Normal, Retail, Interior Design, Graphics

"Thank you to the Landini team for your guidance, support and expertise in providing us with the knowledge to be able to conduct Project Fresh, for turning our ideas and vison into reality."

Huw Longman, Director of ALDI Corner Store & International Store Design (ALDI Süd)
ALDI Australia, Mosman, Landini Associates, Reinventing Normal, Retail, Interior Design, Graphics
ALDI Australia, Manly, Landini Associates, Reinventing Normal, Retail, Interior Design, Graphics

We continue to work with ALDI and our client is now Head of Global Design for ALDI SÜD, a position newly created as a result of this project’s success.

  • Client

    ALDI SÜD

  • Location

    Australia

  • Size

    Various – National Roll Out

  • Category

    Food, Retail

  • Scope

    Master Planning, Interior Design, Graphic Design, All In-Store Communication including Tone of Voice, Copywriting, Visual Merchandising, Staff Uniforms, Brand Guidelines and Design Guidelines for National Roll Out

  • Photography by

    Trevor Mein, Ross Honeysett

  • Awards

    • 2020 IDA Design Awards Silver, Print-Wayfinding & Environmental Graphics
    • 2020 Driven X Design Sydney Gold, Interior Design - Retail
    • 2020 Driven X Design Sydney Silver, Graphic Design - Environmental
    • 2018 Inside Retail Retailer Awards Finalist Innovative Store Design of The Year
    • 2017 Los Angeles IDA Awards Highly Commended
    • 2016 World Interior News Awards Short listed Best Retail

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