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Dollar, discounters lead new store openings in U.S.

- Retail
While the majority of new store openings are dollar and deep discounters, they appeal to a broad section of U.S. consumers.

ALDI sets new sustainability goals in new charter

- Retail
ALDI today announced a new sustainability charter to demonstrate its commitment to protecting the planet's resources and ecosystems with a series of initiatives that will be achieved between now and 2030.

ALDI continues nationwide expansion with 100 new stores in 2021

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The retailer says it will open approximately 100 new locations nationwide in 2021, with a focus on Arizona, California, Florida and the Northeast.

Instacart, Aldi expand online SNAP to 1,000 stores, 23 states

- Retail
As part of this new program, EBT SNAP participants in the available states will be able to shop from ALDI via the Instacart online site and mobile app.

Amazon’s grocery moves – a signal of more to come?

- Produce with Pamela
Three years after Seattle-based Amazon acquired Austin, TX-based Whole Foods Market Inc., it seems that the tech giant is finally moving forward with grocery plans of its own.

Aldi releases 5-year plastic reduction plan

- Retail
As a founding Activator of the U.S. Plastics Pact, ALDI U.S., along with other members of the pact, has agreed to contribute toward four ambitious goals.

Salmonella outbreak tied to bagged peaches at Aldi

- General News
The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, is investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis infections.

Lidl’s Long Island debut affected prices more than Walmart

- Retail
Retailers on Long Island decreased prices considerably after Lidl opened new stores compared to prices collected before Lidl entered the market. The price-cutting effect was more pronounced than previous academic findings about Walmart's entry into a new market where price decreases typically varied between 1% and 2.5 % or 5% at most.

The Produce Reporter Week in Review – February 21, 2020

- General News
Pamela's in McAllen, TX, for an In Bloom working night for the Texas International Produce Association, and happened to catch the groundbreaking for a new facility for GR Fresh, and Greg's got coverage from Aldi and the coronavirus back in the office. 

I found Trader Joe’s products at Aldi, but it’s not what you think

- Produce with Pamela
BERLIN—I often hear the rumor that Trader Joe’s and Aldi are the same company, and it’s a complicated thing to explain.