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Popular hard-discount grocery store chain Aldi will now accept credit cards – including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express – at all of its stores across the country, calling its move “yet another way Aldi is making grocery shopping as simple and enjoyable as possible.”
Known for its low prices that it says help shoppers pay as much as 50 percent less for their groceries, Batavia, Ill.-based Aldi says its acceptance of credit card payments, with related processing fees, will have no impact on in-store pricing.
“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, Aldi CEO. “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.”
Hart added: “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.”
Additionally, in response to customer feedback, Aldi recently announced it would remove added MSG, certified synthetic colors and partially hydrogenated oils from its store brand products, which make up 90 percent of the chain’s offerings.
Later this month, Aldi will launch its first stores in Southern California; the banner expects to have as many as 2,000 stores across the country by the end of 2018. It currently operates about 1,500 stores in 32 states.