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# aldi - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Aldi to create 300 jobs around the country

The discount supermarket chain already opened its 100th store today – and plans to open another 20 over the next three years.

# aldi - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Just one in five people sit down to a family dinner each Sunday - survey

And when people do get to sit down together, it’s the Sunday roast that proves most popular.

# aldi - Monday 4 March, 2013

Horsemeat scandal: Frozen burger sales down 42 per cent

Data from Kantar Worldpanel Ireland has shown the impact of the horsemeat scandal on sales of frozen burgers.

# aldi - Friday 8 February, 2013

Aldi frozen bolognaise, lasagne dishes 'at least 30pc horse' - tests

The Food Safety Authority says tests on Aldi’s products are positive – and says not to eat them if you’ve got them.

# aldi - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Horse meat inquiry: contamination was likely 'accidental'

The FSAI has said there is no evidence of widespread ill practice, where horsemeat is being substituted for beef.

# aldi - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Dunnes and Aldi make biggest gains in Christmas grocery market

The latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel show Dunnes and Aldi making ground, largely at the expense of smaller shops.

# aldi - Friday 7 December, 2012

Tesco to pay €150,000 to Aldi in settlement

Aldi was suing Tesco over inaccurate price comparisons.

# aldi - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Poll: Do you try to shop in Irish-owned supermarkets? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you try to shop in Irish-owned supermarkets?

Study shows that chains like Tesco, Aldi and Lidl are experiencing more growth than homegrown Irish chains – do you make a conscious choice to shop in Irish supermarkets?

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know this morning.

Tesco extends lead as Ireland's most popular supermarket

The latest Kantar Worldpanel show Tesco has gained market share in the last year, while Dunnes has slipped back.

# aldi - Monday 28 May, 2012

Grocery sales fall by 0.2 per cent

But own-brand labels grow by 2.3 per cent year-on-year, as shoppers attempt to make savings.

# aldi - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Discount German supermarkets increase share of grocery market

New figures show Lidl and Aldi continuing to eat into the grocery market, though Tesco and Dunnes remain by far the largest.

# aldi - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

SuperValu ‘monitoring the situation’ as Bulmer pulls News of the World ads

The number of companies which have announced they are pulling their advertising from the newspaper is growing.

# aldi - Thursday 29 July, 2010

THE RECLUSIVE GERMAN billionaire, Theo Albrecht, has died at the age of 88.

Albrecht, one of the world’s richest men, was co-founder of the discount store Aldi. He also bought the successful American grocery store Trader Joe’s.

Theo Albrecht founded the first Aldi store along, with his brother Karl, after taking over their mother’s corner shop following the end of World War II.

They refused to stock anything but staple products, and presented them in cardboard boxes stacked on wooden pallets rather than on shelves. The name “Aldi” stands for “Albrecht Discount.”

Theo Albrecht led an extremely simple lifestyle – he reportedly wrote notes using two inch pencil stubs during business meetings.

Theo and his brother parted ways in the 1960s when they couldn’t agree on whether to sell cigarettes: they divided the company into Aldi Nord and Aldi Sud.

Theo ended up mainly running stores across Europe, while Karl took Australia, the UK and the US – but Theo managed to get a piece of the American market when he bought Trader Joe’s, a California store that sells discount gourmet food.

The men were ranked as two of the richest people in the world by Forbes, with Theo coming in a 31st (with a fortune of €16.07bn) and Karl coming in at 10th (with a fortune of €17.98).

Theo was notoriously private, shunning the media and going to great pains to avoid having his photographs taken. He was kidnapped in 1971 by two men who demanded about €2m.

He died in his home city of Essen and is survived by his wife and two children.