Aldi emerges as a force on local supermarket scene

Aldi emerges as a force on local supermarket scene
Aldi emerges as a force on local supermarket scene

Aldi emerges as a force on local supermarket scene

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There was a time when Aldi was thought of as a low end discount food store with weird policies on carts and bagging. But the German-owned company with the no-frills atmosphere has started attracting a new brand of customer—one who is looking for a bargain but also wants organic soy milk, Spanish Manchego cheese, organic kale and organic granola. WBEZ producer and foodie Monica Eng recently wrote about her affection for the store and she explains why the conversion. Photo: Flickr/PortlandDevelopments