We have answers to your frequently asked questions.
What is ALDI?
ALDI is a discount grocery chain that operates over 1,000 stores in 31 states. Through a select assortment and convenient grocery shopping approach, we're able to offer our customers the highest quality everyday items at the lowest possible prices—it’s Simply Smarter Shopping. Click here to see a map of where we operate and our divisional locations. Click here to find the ALDI store nearest you.
Does ALDI carry brand names?
Almost 95% of our premium products are sold under exclusive ALDI select brands. These items are produced to meet our stringent quality standards, and are sold only in ALDI stores. Our purchasing power and relationships with suppliers allow us to negotiate low prices—which means big savings for you.
On occasion, you will find a national brand at ALDI. These are usually “special buys”—limited-time offers of products that score you huge savings, but are only available while supplies last.
If you don’t have the brands I know, how can I be sure of the quality?
ALDI partners with the best suppliers in the country—often the same ones that produce national brands. In addition, we have a test kitchen to ensure that our products meet or exceed the quality and taste of the national name brands. What’s more, we back every regularly stocked food and non-food item with our Double Guarantee. If you’re not satisfied for any reason, simply return the unused portion (or even the empty package) with the receipt to the store. We’ll refund your money and give you a replacement product.
You say you have beer and wine, but I can’t find it in my store. Why not?
We have to get special licenses to sell beer and wine on a store-by-store basis. The process takes longer in some localities than others. Rest assured that it’s our desire to provide each ALDI store with our complete product line and will continue to work to achieve this. Check our store locator to see if your store, or a store near you, carries wine and beer.
How much of my weekly shopping can I do at ALDI?
That will depend on you, but our customers find they can do as much as 90% of their weekly shopping at ALDI. We carry everything from fresh meat and produce to frozen foods to dairy, bakery, canned goods, and paper products. Visit our Grocery Selections section to learn more.
Why do I need a quarter to use a shopping cart at ALDI?
At ALDI, we cut costs every way we can to keep prices low. Our shopping cart deposit system is a good example. You insert a quarter to release a cart. When you return the cart, you get your quarter back. This system cuts down on the labor of collecting carts left in the parking lot, damage to cars, and we pass the savings on to you.
Why do you charge for shopping bags?
We don’t hide the cost of bags in our prices like other stores do. You can bring your own bags, or buy our paper, plastic, or insulated bags for a very nominal charge. Of course, we encourage you to reuse and recycle bags.
In addition to all of the "green" you save at ALDI, you'll be doing your part to save our planet by shopping here. Our smaller, energy-saving stores, recycled bags and cartons all contribute to conservation.
Loyal ALDI shoppers appreciate our simplified shopping process, and the pride they can feel by being responsible and forward-thinking consumers. You'll feel it too, when you start saving up to 50% on everyday needs and find that it is "easy being green."
Do you accept Credit/Debit cards or the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card?
At this time we do not accept Credit cards. We do however accept Debit cards. We also accept electronic benefit transfer (EBT)/link cards.