Month: March 2015

All About Aldi and its Newest Location

Welcome to the world of Aldi, a massive discount grocery chain with locations all over the world, and big plans to expand its presence in the United States. Aldi is one of the largest privately-held companies in the world and now has locations in 18 countries. The chain, with the opening of the South Fayette store, has 16 stores in Allegheny County, as well as a store on Trinity Point Drive in South Strabane Township and one in Waynesburg. Overall, Aldi has nearly 1,400 stores in 32 states, mostly from Kansas to the East Coast. Aldi itself has become a consumer favorite because of its low prices and large selection. Unlike most grocery stores, Aldi keeps its prices low by keeping the footprint of its stores smaller, encouraging customers to bring own shopping bags, and paying a quarter – which is refundable – to use a shopping cart. The store only accepts cash, debit and EBT cards. After paying, customers bag their own groceries. In-store banking, check-cashing and pharmacies, or other non-essential grocery services are not found in Aldi stores. The chain’s stores feature more than 1,300 of the most commonly purchased items sold under its brand name for prices that tend to be 50 percent less than traditional supermarkets. The stores carry nearly 70 varieties of fruits and vegetables, including organic produce items. It also has a section...

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