Aldi started off as a small food store in Germany in the early 1900s.By the 1960s, the founder’s sons had taken over the business, and there were over 200 locations in Germany. The chain’s name was shortened from Albrecht Discount — the founder’s name was Anna Albrecht — to Aldi.The store’s first US location opened in 1976 in southeastern Iowa, but the chain is currently enjoying an upswing in popularity stateside.
Today, Aldi has about 1,700 stores in the US, and plans to open 800 more by 2022.
Since we know the chain has plenty of great buys, we took a trip to one of New York City’s two Aldi locations to see what it’s like to shop there. Keep scrolling to see our experience.