|Address:||Eckenbergstrasse 16, Postfach 13 01 110, 45307 Essen, Germany|
|Competitors:||Lidl, SPAR, Carrefour, Tesco, Ahold|
Aldi is a discount supermarket chain of German origin (actually two chains but commonly referred to as one). Worldwide Aldi operates about 7,000 stores, of which more than 40% in Germany.
The brand name "Aldi" is an acronym derived of "Albrecht" and "discount". Historically, Aldi is said to have been the first real discount supermarket chain to get established in Germany. Aldi (i.e. both Aldi chains) could best be described as "absolutely no frills supermarkets" (see below).
Aldi is largest supermarket chain in Germany, followed by the Lidl supermarket chain. Recently the Lidl chain has grown faster than Aldi.
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founding year: 1,946 (+)