December 27, 2016 – Like our fans, we had a big year! Between touching down in three new states, making ALDI aisles healthier and welcoming our latest bundle of joy, we can’t help but reminisce on how good 2016 was to us. Take a look…
Hello California, Delaware and South Dakota!
Not only did we open in three new states, we opened our 1,500th store, too (that one happened to be in California)! You can now find us in 35 states across the country, meaning we’re officially in 70 percent of the United States. We kicked off 2016 by giving Southern Californians a Taste of ALDI then headed to South Dakota and Delaware to bring Simply Smarter Shopping to eager fans.
At ALDI, everything we do is with our customers in mind. That’s why we started accepting credit cards! Shoppers told us that having the option to use credit cards at checkout would make for a simpler and more convenient shopping experience. ALDI stores from coast-to-coast now accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. The best part? Our acceptance of credit cards has no effect on the price our customers pay for the products they love.
As part of our commitment to quality, we’re constantly working to improve the nutritional profile of our products. That’s why we committed to removing 125 artificial ingredients from your everyday ALDI favorites. We replaced color additives with plant-based ingredients, removed partially hydrogenated oils (a source of trans fats) and said goodbye to flavor enhancers like MSG, or monosodium glutamate.
Healthier Check Lanes
Grocery shopping can be a source of frustration, temptation, even unnecessary snacking. To kick off the New Year, ALDI introduced healthier options at checkout making the shopping experience easier to navigate with an eye toward better eating.
Give the Gift of Savings
Now also accepting… gift cards! ALDI fans can now purchase ALDI gift cards to give the gift of Simply Smarter Shopping.
Little Journey Baby Product Launch
Special delivery! We introduced America to our newest bundle of joy over the summer, Little Journey, our first full line of baby products. From diapers, wipes and baby wash to food and formula, Little Journey carries all the essentials to keep babies happy and healthy for every giggle, gurgle and grin along the way (nearly 50 products!).
Thanks for coming along for the ride, we’re excited for 2017! What was your favorite thing that happened at ALDI in 2016?