Opened 1914 by anna albrecht in essen germany.
1948, sons took over expanded 4 locations.
1954, first self service store opened, first for germany.
1962, albrecht discounts shortened to Aldi
1967, more than 200 stores
1976, Aldi debut in souther Iowa
1990, Aldi opened its first store in Great Britain
1999, first store in Ireland
2008, Hungary, Connecticut, Florida
Future plans for growth are to expand within american states and open more stores
Aldi promotes from within and has year long training for all executives.