10 Facts about Aldi

Sunday, December 14th 2014. | Business

Facts about Aldi present the details about the famous global discount supermarket. The turnover of Aldi reaches €50bn. Do you know that it has more than 9,000 stores operating in 18 countries in the world? Find out more facts about this famous company in the following post below:

Facts about Aldi 1: the founders

Can you guess the founder of Aldi? Both are the brothers Karl and Theo Albrecht in 1946. The base of this company is in Germany.  Both took the store of their mother in Essen and founded Aldi.   Their mother store had been operated since 1913. At that time, it was one of the latest privately owned companies in the world.

Facts about Aldi 2: a chain of stores

Then these bothers decide to develop it by creating a chain of stores. They had 300 stores by 1960.

Aldi Facts

Aldi Facts

Facts about Aldi 3: split of operations

In the similar year, the operation of their chain of stores was divided in two groups. ALDI SUD is based on Mülheim an der Ruhr, while Aldi Nord is based in Essen. Each group has independent operation.

Facts about Aldi 4: the name Aldi

The name Aldi was introduced in 1962.  It stands for Albrecht Diskont. Since 1966, Aldi Nord and Aldi Sud separated legally and financially. Check out another famous company in Facts about Abercombrie and Fitch here.

Aldi Food Store

Aldi Food Store

Facts about Aldi 5: the formal name

Aldi has a formal business name. It is ALDI Einkauf GmbH & Compagnie, oHG. The bothers Karl Albrecht and Theo Albrecht managed each group of Aldi.

Facts about Aldi 6: Karl Albrecht

Karl Albrecht was the richest man in Germany. His net worth reached €17.2 billion. He was the owner of Aldi Sud. Find out another famous business man in Alan Sugar facts.

Aldi Image

Aldi Image

Facts about Aldi 7: Aldi Nord

Berthold and Theo Albrecht Jr are the co-owners of ALDI Nord. Their net worth is only €16 billion. It is very far if you compare it with the net worth of Aldi Sud.

Facts about Aldi 8: the German operation of ALDI

Aldi Nord has 2,500 stores in northern, western and eastern Germany. It covers 35 individual regional companies in Germany. Aldi Sud only has 1,600 stores in 31 regional companies in Germany. It covers the areas in southern and western Germany.

Aldi Pic

Aldi Pic

Facts about Aldi 9: international stores

The international stores of Aldi Sud can be seen in Great Britain, Ireland, Slovenia, Austria, Australia, Switzerland, United States and Hungary.

Facts about Aldi 10: Aldi Nord

The stores of Aldi Nord is seen in United States, Benelux countries, France, Denmark, Iberian Peninsula, Poland and Denmark.

Facts about Aldi

Facts about Aldi

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