Trader Joe’s tops dunnhumby grocery rankings

Trader Joe’s tops dunnhumby grocery rankings

CHICAGO — Trader Joe’s was again the top-rated grocer in the second annual dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index (RPI), a study that ranks the nation’s 56 largest grocery retailers by a score that takes seven factors into account: price, quality, digital, operations, convenience, discounts/rewards and speed. The retailers who focus their business on superior value perception

Aldi, Instacart partner on delivery

BATAVIA, Ill. — Aldi has announced a national partnership with Instacart, bringing online grocery delivery to Aldi stores across the country. After a successful pilot program, online ordering of Aldi products via Instacart will be available across 35 states in 5,000 new ZIP codes by Thanksgiving. The national rollout covers 75 major markets, including San

Aldi bolsters selection of fresh Items

BATAVIA, Ill. — Discount supermarket operator Aldi is introducing organic fresh produce, prepared food and other new items as it accelerates a growth plan that includes the addition of about 700 stores in the United States over the next four years. Germany-based Aldi now has 1,800 U.S. stores in 35 states, many of which are

Aldi to add 900 stores in the U.S.

BATAVIA, Ill. — Discount grocer Aldi announced it would add 900 stores in the next five years, taking its U.S. total to 2,500 and putting it third in the country by store count, behind Kroger Co. and Walmart. Aldi said it had added $3.4 billion to its capital budget to finance the expansion. That’s on

Aldi set to reinvigorate store base

BATAVIA, Ill. — With more people shopping its grocery stores than ever before, Aldi recently announced an aggressive $1.6 billion investment, with an extensive plan to remodel and expand more than 1,300 U.S. stores by 2020. The new store look, according to Aldi, delivers on its customers’ desire for a modern and convenient shopping experience

Aldi seeks suppliers in Southwest

Aldi seeks suppliers in Southwest

ROSENBERG, Texas — Aldi, seeking to attract potential suppliers to support its expansion in the Southwest, is hosting a supplier engagement event on November 2 at its divisional distribution center here. The event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., includes lunch and will feature a presentation from Aldi, testimony from one of

Aldi roiled by family squabble

BERLIN — Aldi is continuing to expand aggressively in the United States, but the retailer’s growth prospects in other countries may be being threatened by a family dispute, according to an interview that appeared recently in the German financial newspaper Handelsblatt. Theo Albrecht Jr., in what is described as his first-ever interview, said that a

Aldi opens more stores in California

BATAVIA, Ill. — Aldi continues its march into California after the grand opening of seven outlets last week. The new locations give the discount grocery chain 25 stores in Southern California, a market Aldi entered when it opened eight stores on March 24. By year’s end, it plans to operate about 45 stores in the