The Interesting History of Aldi:  Who Owns Aldi Grocery Stores

Aldi continues to gain popularity in the United States, knowing what many in other parts of the world already knew. That it can deliver high-quality food at prices lower than its competitors.

Karl and Theo took over the family business in 1946, decades after Mrs. Albrecht opened that small store in 1913.

The Interesting History of Aldi

The brothers operated that small store, known as Albrecht grocery store, and eventually grew their grocery chain to more than 300 locations.

Karl and Theo Albrecht were both involved in the ownership of Aldi until their deaths.

Who Owns Aldi Grocery Stores?

Older brother, Karl, ran Aldi Süd until his death in 2014 at 94. Younger brother, Theo, ran Aldi Nord until his death in 2010 at 88.

Aldi Süd, known as Aldi in the United States, is formally owned by ALDI SÜD GmbH & Co. oHG. After Karl Albrecht passed away in 2014, ownership was passed to his two children.

Who Owns Aldi Süd Stores

Aldi Nord, known as Trader Joe’s in the United States, is formally owned by ALDI Einkauf GmbH & Co. oHG. After Theo Albrecht passed away in 2010, ownership was passed to his children and grandchildren.

Who Owns Aldi Nord Store

If you’ve been following closely, you’ve probably already concluded that Aldi or Trader Joe’s are not publicly-traded companies.

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