ALDI, one of America’s largest discount grocers, will now accept credit cards – including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express – at all of its stores across the country.
The chain has 1,500 stores in 32 states and will open its first stores in Southern California later this month. ALDI has one location in Manhattan, one each in Brooklyn and Queens, two in the Bronx plus several stores in Northern New Jersey. The chain had previously accepted just cash and debit cards.
“As ALDI continues to evolve by expanding its product lines and moving into new markets, the way we do business will continue to evolve as well,” said Jason Hart, CEO, ALDI. “We care about being able to make our customers’ shopping experiences simpler and better every time they come to see us; and offering them the convenience of using their credit cards will help us do just that.”
ALDI offers the best weekly must-haves like fresh produce, including organics, dairy, gluten-free foods, USDA Choice beef and fresh bakery items, all while helping customers save up to 50 percent on their grocery bills. ALDI is dedicated to keeping customers’ grocery carts full and their wallets even fuller. That’s why the acceptance of credit cards will have no impact on the price customers pay for the ALDI products they love.
“One thing that will never change at ALDI is our unmatched shopping experience. Our customers will continue to save money on the high-quality groceries they buy the most,” said Hart.
Beyond the convenience of accepting credit cards, the exclusive products that line the ALDI aisles are changing to meet shoppers’ lifestyles. Recently, thanks to customer feedback, ALDI made a big move to get rid of added MSG, certified synthetic colors and partially hydrogenated oils from ALDI exclusive food brands, which make up 90 percent of the foods ALDI offers.
ALDI says it will have nearly 2,000 stores by the end of 2018 across the country.