The ALDI Story

The smarter way to shop for over 100 years.

ALDI’s story began in the German town of Essen in 1913, where the Albrecht family started their grocery business.Throughout the century, ALDI has grown from a small family business into an international retailer, with over 10,000 stores around the world, serving millions of customers in over 10 countries.

All of the products from our exclusive brands are sourced by our very own team of quality experts and undergo regular in-house testing and independent laboratory analysis for transparent quality and safety assurance.

ALDI has remained steadfast to one principle that has guided us since ALDI’s story began in Germany more than 100 years ago – that is providing high quality products to our customers at great value.

Our Story In China

Handpicked for you.

ALDI entered the Chinese market in early 2017 through its flagship store on Tmall Global. Thereafter, ALDI launched its Tmall Flagship Store in early 2018. In just over a year, ALDI CHINA’s team has grown rapidly, and is continuing to expand its reach into the Chinese market to win the trust of Chinese consumers.

Just as we have done around the world, providing our customers with high quality products at great value, we have done the same in China, inspiring consumers in China with handpicked products to live and shop smarter.

Our Heritage

From a family business to a leading global brand.

In 1913, the business was founded in Essen by the Albrecht family.

In 1968, ALDI started to expand internationally when ALDI acquired the grocery chain Hofer in Austria.

In 1976, ALDI opened its first store in the United States in Iowa.

In 1990, ALDI launched in Great Britain, when it opened its first store there in Stechford, Birmingham.

In 1999, ALDI opened in Ireland.

In 2001, ALDI opened its first Australian store in Sydney.

In 2005, ALDI’s first Swiss and Slovenian stores opened.

In 2008, ALDI’s first Hungarian store opened.

In 2009, ALDI opened its Asian Office in Hong Kong.

In 2017, ALDI made its debut into the China market through its Tmall Global flagship store.

In 2018, ALDI opened stores in Italy.

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