ALL-DI News That’s Fit To Print — Week of 6/8/19
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What’s up in the world of ALDI lately? Here’s a little roundup of ALDI news from the past week…
ALL-DI news that’s fit to print, week of 6/8/19
Most interestingly this week, ALDI just entered the China market and opened two new stores in Shanghai on Friday. They’ve been operating online on Alibaba since 2017, but these are their first physical stores in the country. From the Financial Times:
Hundreds of people lined in Shanghai on Friday to enter one of the two Aldi outlets opening in the city. On sale were European wine and beer from the company’s own brands plus more local offerings, such as chicken feet and salted duck eggs.
These two stores also include a scan and go function on WeChat that lets customers skip the checkout line — as well as a mini-app on WeChat allowing instant delivery within three kilometers. More at Shanghaiist here.
On the U.S. front
In other ALDI news this week, they hosted their third annual volunteer disaster relief packing event this past week at their U.S. headquarters in Batavia IL, helping local food banks by packing over 4,000 boxes of shelf stable foods.
And here’s an update on the new-ish ALDI store that opened last October less than a mile from Walmart’s HQ in Bentonville, AR — which also notes that other major grocery chains generally stay out of Bentonville.
See also: Which is cheaper, ALDI or Walmart?
Upcoming ALDI Finds
What do we have to look forward to from ALDI over the next few weeks? Well, how about…
- Chocolate filled Belgian waffles
- Frozen dog treats
- An 18 foot long triple water slide
- 20 more items, ranging from Red, White, & Blue Pops to Stout Beer Buns to… ATOMIC SPICY PICKLES (yum).
Why do they get all the good stuff at non-U.S. ALDI stores? lol — ALDI Australia only is selling: Naan bread sandwiches filled with butter chicken. Yes, please. Maybe I need to make these myself. Hmmmmm.