About 90% of the products sold at Aldi are estimated to be private label.
The genius behind the Aldi model is that they can still get people into their stores, based mainly on their reputation of quality food at low prices.
One of my favorite parts about recruiting for Aldi was how happy people were to find their new salaries.
Few Workers and Higher Salaries
Cashiers would sometimes go from minimum wage to $15 an hour, and assistant managers would increase their hourly pay by $5 an hour. That can be life-changing money to some people.
At the same time, a higher salary comes with higher expectations. Aldi workers earn every penny of their extra hourly wage. As a result, you’ll rarely walk into an Aldi store and see an employee sitting idol.
From their staffing model to their use of energy-efficient lighting, their method to stock shelves, and so much more.
Two examples of Aldi’s famous efficiencies include their no-bag policy and method for carts. If you visit an Aldi, bags do not come free.