ALDI Supermarkets

In 1976, ALDI opened in the U.S. with several stores in southeastern Iowa. Currently, there are more than 1,000 U.S. ALDI stores that are offering the public substantial savings from Kansas to the Eastern Seaboard. ALDI was ranked 25th in 2008 by Supermarket News for U.S. grocery chains, in terms of gross sales. Their philosophy is a less-is-more attitude to grocery retailing. According to their website, everything they do is an effort to create savings so considerable they will affect their daily living.

About ALDI

The first ALDI store opened in Southeastern Iowa in 1976. The way the company has operated has continuously been honed and refined. They have been committed to bringing food to customers at lower prices than the competition. In fact, compared to other supermarkets, their stores seemed tiny. Yet, they are able to provide shoppers with a select assortment that brings satisfaction to customers.

As time passed, the store began experimenting with Special Buy items, and their selection began to include more refrigerated and frozen foods. They also began accepting debit cards, and they instituted Sunday hours. Today there are over 1,000 ALDI stores spread across 31 states. There are also ALDI stores in Europe and Australia. An ALDI store now carries about 1,400 regularly stocked items that include fresh meat and in certain locations, beer and wine. After all these years, their core concept remains “honest to goodness savings.”

Stats

Annual Sales – By the end of the fiscal year 2010, the company reached $6.6 billion in total sales.

Number of Employees – the company employs approximately 30,000 people

Store Locations

Currently there are 1,054 stores in the United States in 30 U.S. states. They are spread out over the mid-west and Eastern states.

Almost 95% of their products are sold exclusively under ALDI select brands. One of the company’s brands, Fit ‘n’ Active, was developed as an exclusive line of healthier foods designed for active lifestyles. Another brand, Grandessa Signature is a gourmet product line. There are more than 50 products from which to choose. Some of them include:

  • Sweet Harvest – pantry items, canned goods
  • Clancy’s – snack items
  • Choceur Chocolates
  • Summit – soft drinks
  • Welby over-the-counter wellness products

ALDI assures the highest quality to their customers. In fact, if a customer is unsatisfied, ALDI offers a Double Guarantee, which means that they will replace the product and refund your money.

Corporate Responsibility

ALDI strives to reduce its harmful effects on the environment. To show the customers their efforts they place a green box on each package showing how much of the packaging was recycled and how to go about recycling it. They also use symbols on their products to help customers make an informed decision on what they are buying. ALDI is a proud partner of the USDA. The website provides customers with recipes that were created based on “My Plate.” the new standard for balanced nutrition in the United States. The websites also provides tips on how to use “My Plate” to eat healthier.

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34 Comments

  1. Theresa Rhom October 15, 2017 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    Please, pleas put an Aldis in Marion North Carolina!

  2. Becky September 27, 2017 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    Please put in an aldi in cheboygan mi closest one is about 4o miles they just closed a Kmart the building would be perfect for you

  3. Pat Gray January 14, 2017 at 4:10 am - Reply

    Please bring an Aldi grocery store to Tell City, Indiana. I would be grateful to have a discount grocery store that has premium products. Thank you & please consider coming to our town.

  4. Sean Gartner August 19, 2016 at 12:15 am - Reply

    We love Aldi….we live in Ohio where there is an Aldi in mostly every major city. We are looking to move to Southern Alabama (around Mobile). We have found ourselves looking for the closest Aldi, which is 3hrs away in Alabaster, Alabama. Please consider Mobile, Alabama area for future expansion. We save so much money with your grocery store compared to others. With a family of 4, we spent half as much at Aldi and get double the amount of groceries of other competing grocers. Thanks for your consideration….

  5. Sandi August 9, 2016 at 5:27 am - Reply

    would love to see a Aldis in Mcminn or Monroe county in TN

  6. Keith J. Strohpaul July 20, 2016 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    Have you considered a store in Louisiana? I know a small town that is desperately looking for a grocery store to move in.

  7. Gloria September 2, 2015 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    Went to Petoskey, MI today. Really thought the store was great. Would you consider opening one in Cheboygan, MI as Petoskey is 40 miles away. I work as a cashier and I love that you can sit while ringing up items. The cart idea is awesome. Really great buys. Very clean. Your wage is very competitive also.

  8. Rebecca Reel May 11, 2015 at 11:50 am - Reply

    I would like to ask aquestion of whomever is in charge of locating new stores in the Richmond,Virginia area…..Since your stores are known for it’s lower prices and good quality foods’why not build in an area such as Doswell,Va[23047]??? We are about 20 miles north of Richmond and our nearest grocery stores are approximately 10 miles from us…Although our address is Doswell we actually live in the southern part of Caroline County.There is no grocery store in our immediate area and the majority of our community are in a lower income bracket….One of your stores would be perfect for us!!!!!

  9. IRMGARD GEISEL May 7, 2015 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    I live in the Myrtle Beach area it would be so nice to have Aldi here the Distance to Aldi is about60 Miles or more if I travel to Atlanta area you find so many Aldi’s Markets many new but that is380 Miles away i believe there is great interest we have a lot of Germans hire we miss good Bread and so many other Items ,is there any Possibility?

    • Dayle January 5, 2017 at 2:47 pm - Reply

      Would also love to see one in either myrtle beach or charleston area.

  10. Janet Adam February 17, 2015 at 11:42 am - Reply

    For years we shopped at Aldi and save so much, now we live in Defuniak Springs, Fl. and can’t fond one any closer the 3 to 5 hours away. I’m willing to travel a little like an hour so please help me find a store closer to home or bring one to the Panama City area

    Thanks

  11. greg smith February 1, 2015 at 12:14 am - Reply

    Our small town is looking to get a grocery store in it our closet big city is 50 miles away and the mom n pop stores are way over priced. I believe putting an aldis in our town would be awsome cause of the price and also their non food specials. It would bring all the small surrounding town in to shop iinsted of having to devote a whole day to drive so far. What would I have to do to open an aldis in my town I believe it would be a great success.

  12. steven stoffregen December 26, 2014 at 10:22 am - Reply

    your employees in the Pottsville store are very polite and helpful

  13. Joey Hardie November 8, 2014 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    Live in columbus , georgia would love to see an aldi here.

  14. Matthew Brady October 6, 2014 at 11:15 am - Reply

    My wife and i are originally from NC we moved to Alabama 3 years ago and commute every 2 weeks 120 miles round trip to Aldis. The Marion county Alabama market would welcome a store like Aldi. We love all the products and are very loyal. Please think about opening a store in northwest Alabama Marion county specifically.

  15. Mary Ann July 13, 2014 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    I love, Love, LOVE Aldi’s, doing about 90% of my shopping at this store. On several occasions I happened upon some drastically reduced meal/chicken/fish items that expired that day, but were perfectly good when I froze the foods to cook later. Is there a specific day of the week or time of the day that such items are reduced? Fortunately I have 2 Aldi locations along my daily route, so popping into one of the stores is not an inconvenience.

  16. vicki miller June 30, 2014 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    we need a aldis in camby Indiana

  17. Darcie June 8, 2014 at 9:49 am - Reply

    Hello I would greatly appreciate it if you would consider building a store in the Daphne, AL area. I recently moved here from Iowa and was shocked that there are no real discount grocery places here. The building of a store here would benefit many households here. This area is a growing area with a large population. I shopped all the time in the aldi store in Iowa. The quality and price couldn’t be beat.

  18. Gerald Young May 20, 2014 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    For more than 13 years I have shopped at Aldi’s as did my parent when she was alive. Recently you moved your store which is way out of the way for myself and many other senior citizens. Since I should have addressed this as Dear Money greedy, I didn’t. Needless to say you have lost my business as well as many others, am sure the loss of a couple thousand dollars a month means little to you. By the way the location of your new store is on a very busy street, so business should be great for you. As it is it is located exactly the last place on earth I would care to shop. Will do my best to inform others of your so called great move. If I am correct those will shop as I do at your competitor.

  19. Karin Townsend May 6, 2014 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    We are a small town, around 2000 people, with several small communities surrounding us. We desperately need an Aldi’s here, not just for a little competition but also for a variety of foods. How do we, the towns people, go about getting this done? We only have one grocery store here and it is so busy you dread going shopping. Plus, everything is alway’s picked over or out of.

  20. Donna Bartee April 15, 2014 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    I love Aldi. I shopped there all the time when my family was living in Tampa, but my husband got a new job and we had to move to winfield Kansas. The only grocery stores here are walmart and Dillion’s. I miss the huge savings I experienced at Aldi. How can I get Aldi to come to my city?

  21. Fred Parsons January 31, 2014 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    I have ask before, I am asking again, why don’t we have a store in north east hickory north Carolina? We are getting older and it is harder to get across town to shop in your wonderful store……

  22. Vera January 17, 2014 at 11:52 am - Reply

    I love my Aldi store! Small footprint, in and out in no time at all. Parking right in front, groceries packed in boxes taken from shelves and later recycled. I shop at my local store since 1998, but have shopped at Aldi stores in germany when the name was still “Albrecht” – almost 50 years ago.
    Aldi’s interactive website is a charm, one knows special buys a week ahead and can plan accordingly. Twice I have email HQ and somebody called me to discuss my suggestions. Indeed, more German foods would be wonderful – but also expensive. Around Christmas a lot of german gooddies are available, especially “Mon Cherrie” and those to die for Christmas loafs.
    In Germany one can look up what brands are actually hidden under the Aldi labels. I found many Aldi brands actually better than those heavily advertised…
    I have the luxury of 2 Aldi’s at about the same distance, nearby. At both locations, customers leave the store smiling, they help each other taking carts back and giving a quarter to those who don’t know you need one to open the chain on shopping carts, which is released upon returning the cart.
    My favorite Aldi item – Lacura Q10 Day Cream for $3.99 – who knew beauty could be that inexpensive.
    Aldi rocks!!!

  23. Jo Ann July 25, 2013 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    We need an Aldi’s in our town to compete with the expensive grocery stores here. The closest Aldi’s is 20 or 30 miles away in the city. I would like to find out if there are any plans in the future to put one here. There is even a large vacant grocery store building that would be available.

  24. marga flores April 22, 2013 at 9:56 am - Reply

    i am not very happy ,aldi is a german based store ,but you can’t find no german products ,which we need ,if we want to keep making our german dishes,

    • Tena August 24, 2013 at 5:11 pm - Reply

      I agree, Marga. Aldi was my favorite when I lived in Germany. I would love to see more “regular grocery” items from Germany.

  25. Lee Langbecker March 2, 2013 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    My 94 year YOUNG mother lives just across the street from Aldi’s in Janesville, Wisconsin, USA. And she still walks over to do her shopping. But, only as much as she can carry. We’ve offered to help. But, she says ‘No thank you, I need the exercise’.

  26. MELVA SADLER January 18, 2013 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE AN ALDI’S IN PERRY, FLORIDA, I SHOP THE ONE IN INDIANA, WHERE MY SISTER LIVES WHEN I AM UP THERE WITH HER AND I LOVE IT

  27. Beverly Jordan January 11, 2013 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    We need an Aldi in the Phenix City, Alabama and Columbus, Georgia area please!!!
    My daughter lives in Weatherford,Texas and her mother-in-law lives in Hixon, Tenn. and they are always talking about Aldi and how much they love it, it makes me jealous! Please, do they ever plan on coming tis way? I live in Phenix City, Al. which is right across the bridge from Columbus, Ga.and I would love to shop at Aldi! Thank-You

  28. shoan reilly January 10, 2013 at 7:42 am - Reply

    Ipurchased a product on january 9,and tried to phone store for info on returns.
    Called every store in my area and NOONE answered. Finally gave up at 6.00 pm.
    need a website that gives more concise info on store hours and phone numbers.

  29. Kerri L Mattes December 10, 2012 at 10:01 am - Reply

    I applied for a job with your company. I had an interview but no one has ever gotten back to me. Is it your practice to not notify either way if someone gets a job or not. I am very interested in working for your company. I still see signs out for hiring.

    • Natasha February 18, 2013 at 12:08 am - Reply

      Kerri, in the professional world it is good for the applicant to follow up with the company. This shows that you are interested and it could possibly get the interviewer interested in you. Do not ever give up on a company just because they have not called you. A lot of times applying for a job requires “you” as the applicant to do the foot work to get the job. When applying for jobs, whether it is at a lawyers office or Aldi’s it is beneficial to write a letter of interest to the interviewer. Let them know your skills, hours of availability and what you can do positively for their store. I hope this helps and good luck!

  30. Kim Radford July 17, 2012 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    A friend of mine gave me some juice one I was at her house. I ask; what is that? She replied from New York!!!, I love the natural premium lemonade raspberry juice………I can We get a ALDI’s store here in Mobile,Al??????

    kaye

  31. Lynn Ford April 8, 2012 at 10:01 am - Reply

    I shop at the aldi's on Hwy. 120 in Lawrenceville, Ga. I like the store for the most part but have purchased some produce that has gone bado bad in 1-3 days after purchase. That is very disappointing. Also, I have purchased barbarcue potato chips that are sometimes stale. I know look at the dates but find all the dates are the same. I think they need to pay closer attention to the procduce that put out.

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