Karl and Theo took over the family business in 1946, decades after Mrs. Albrecht opened that small store in 1913.
Karl and Theo Albrecht were both involved in the ownership of Aldi until their deaths.
Aldi Süd, known as Aldi in the United States, is formally owned by ALDI SÜD GmbH & Co. oHG.
Aldi Nord, known as Trader Joe’s in the United States, is formally owned by ALDI Einkauf GmbH & Co. oHG.
While it’s challenging to own Aldi as an investor or franchisee, other grocery stores are publicly traded.
For example, you can purchase shares of Walmart (WMT), Kroeger (KR), or Costco (COST) through your broker via the New York Stock Exchange or NASDAQ.