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European grocery rivalry expands to US as Aldi, Lidl bulk up

German private-label giants putting more pressure on conventional retailers such as Walmart Stores Inc

Discounter Lidl has overtaken upmarket Waitrose in Britain's fiercely competitive grocery market, industry data showed on Tuesday.

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A DECADES-LONG supermarket battle in Europe is moving to the US, adding to the competitive pressure in an industry embroiled in a deflation-fuelled price war.

Aldi, known for low prices on its private-label items, plans to spend US$3.4 billion over the next five years to...