Mad about the pies

Manchester Evening News - - NATIONAL -

ALDI sold 55 mil­lion in­di­vid­ual mince pies over a boozy Christ­mas which saw Bri­tish shop­pers spend record amounts at the Ger­man chain.

UK sales in the four weeks to De­cem­ber 24 topped £1bn for the first time in the com­pany’s history, and marked a 7.9% rise on the same pe­riod in 2018, Aldi re­vealed.

As well as mince pies, Bri­tons also bought 22m pigs in blan­kets, and more than two mil­lion Christ­mas pud­dings.

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