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story.lead_photo.caption Joan Scarbrough shops for grocery items Wednesday at Aldi at the corner of Appleby Road and College Avenue in Fayetteville. The discount grocery chain will be moving to southwest Fayetteville in March and closing the store on College that opened in 1993. - Photo by Photo by Samantha Baker

Consumer shopping habits have changed the past few years as they search for the best values.

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ALDI

German company co-founded by brothers Karl and the late Theo Albrecht

More than 9,500 stores in 17 countries

4,000 stores in Germany account for two-thirds of sales

First U.S. store opened in Iowa in 1976

U.S. headquarters in Batavia, Ill.

Aldi is parent company of Trader Joe’s

SOURCE: STAFF REPORT

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Business, Pages 11 on 10/09/2011

Print Headline: Aldi Philosophy Grabs Shoppers

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