Aldi Corporate Office

Aldi Corporate Office Address

Aldi US
1200 N Kirk Rd
Batavia, IL 60510

Contact Aldi

Phone Number: (630) 879-8100
Fax Number: (630) 879-8114
Email: Email Aldi


CEO: Chuck Youngstrom
CFO: Terry Pfortmiller
COO: Ken Moyner

Aldi History

Aldi can trace its roots back to Karl and Theo Albrecht’s mother who opened a small store near Essen.  The Albrecht brothers took over the business in 1946.  By 1950, they had 13 stores.

In 1960, the brothers split the chain over an argument on whether they should sell cigarettes at the checkout.  They owned 300 stores at the time.

In 1962, the name Aldi was adopted which is short for Albrecht-Diskount.

The company expanded internationally in the 1970s and 80s.  The first US location was opened in 1976.

In 1993, the Albrecht brothers retired and donated most of their wealth to charitable foundations.

Today, Aldi is one of the largest discount supermarket chains in the world.  There are currently over 9,200 locations worldwide.  1200 of those are US locations.  The company operates as two divisions: Aldi Nord and Aldi Sud.

Aldi Einkauf GmbH & Co. oHG Worldwide Headquarters

Eckenbergstrasse 16
Essen, 45307 DEU
Phone: +49-201-8593-0
Fax: +49-201-8593-319

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S. Zafr June 10, 2015 at 1:17 pm

Although many times in the past, I have experienced racial discrimination and other unprofessional practices in Aldi stores, especially when it comes to store # 25 in Carol Stream Illinois where I go most of the time, but this time it happened more openly and loudly and the cashier ‘Rene’ from same store (store # 25 in Carol Stream IL) challenged me to report any where against her including making complaint to Aldi HQ. Yesterday, around 4:45 PM, we were waiting in open line to check out. (another line had a closed sign but cashier was still finishing with her last customer). We were (me and wife) the last customer in this only open line, when I heard the cashier from other closed line to come to her. I was about to change the line (nobody was behind us and the customer ahead of me had already put her stuff on rolling machine). The same cashier who wanted to take more customers from closed line specifically pointed her finger towards one white female customer ahead of me in my line and also verbally asked her to come to her register. It was ok for us because anybody who is ahead of anybody should be served first, but the lady who was ahead of me seemed quite sensible and civilized, she replied “I am ok here” But unfortunately, this was not the case of courtesy and professionalism of other cashier who had a “closed” sign. Any way, when I changed the line and went to the cashier who had a closed sign, I asked her that why she had to pick and choose the customer? She laughed arrogantly and rudely replied “you are wrong” I asked her if I am wrong, why she picked a specific kind of customer from in-between line? She again arrogantly replied the same and denied any wrong doing. Now, let me explain truly what we heard, witnessed and experienced: We (me and my wife) were the last customer in the line we were before. There were three customer ahead of us in that line. First customer was almost done, and I did not pay any attention to her/his race or color, because it is neither civilized nor lawful to see or judge people on the basis of their color, race or religion, the second customer in that line who was little closer to us, to best of my recollection was a colored one (may be Indian or of some other descent). I am not trying to play a race card or intend to insult anybody’s race or color here, I respect all human beings, but in order to explain the exact situation we were in, I have to truly write what we saw, heard and experienced). The last customer ahead of us was a white lady (who was directly picked/chosen to be helped, but she refused to change the line and said “I am ok here). Now. I let readers decide what was wrong and why? Here is my question to that Aldi store manger and higher executives of Aldi Corporation:

1. If a cashier has to close a line and put closure sign, why he/she is at the liberty to continue taking customers, especially when there is no big rush or lot of people waiting in other line?

2. If suppose the cashier who had a closure sign is highly professional and courteous and thinks that he/she should continue serving the customers for a while in order to assist customers and his/her co worker at other counter, why she/he has to pick and choose her own kind of customer from in between line?

My comment: First of all, the store mangers and the cashiers must be properly trained and free of personal/racial thoughts and practices at work. Secondly, the store mangers and cashiers must know what are the busy and slow hours at their store and they must have enough cashiers all the time. In the above mentioned case, it is not only racial in my opinion but also, I found the cashier unprofessional and incompetent. It is store manger’s responsibility to make sure that the cashiers are fully trained, educated enough, must have good back ground, keep an eye what is happening in the store and must be available all the time in case a customer has any complaint or concern and if a cashier is closing, he/she must close only when another cashier is waiting to replacing him/her or wait till the rush is over in the store. Putting “closed” sign and continuing picking customer as per choice is nothing but a racial practice. I have experienced this many time before in the same store, and not only this, those who enjoy discriminating with certain kind of customers, also treat them like trash or second grade citizen. They laugh at them and even challenge them to make a complaint. I strongly believe, it starts from top to bottom. It reflects what the owners and its executive want to maintain. That is why most employees of ALDI are of one kind. Even in diverse areas they hire mostly one kind of people or one preferred minority. Certain minorities are rarely hired by Aldi. It is shame and it is unlawful. spea****


Jennifer Voisinet May 30, 2015 at 12:04 pm

I was just in your sidney Ohio store and tried to buy 100pds of red potatos your manager Haley refused to sale them to me because she needed her display to look nice. I’m was under the the impression you food was for sale not for looks. When I told her I wanted corporates number she gave me the wrong number. Is this the way all your stores behave


pam jackson May 22, 2015 at 8:18 pm

Why is it that when I go into your stores .. there are never enough cashiers.. you need to ask a question cant find any one.. Ask for a manager ..never there. I shop Pierson rd Flint and Burton.. they are so short handed.. I see them working their butts off.. and to only see 2 people in the store.. Ive seen people stealing .. more on the floor less stealing.. just saying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Matthew May 13, 2015 at 4:18 am

Tonight I came home to find Whitehall OH store employees Matt (store manager) and my girlfriend Sarah Martin in bed together. The two of them have been opening the store alone for 6+ months and it wouldn’t surprise me if this has been happening on the premesis. I am disgusted that Aldi would allow this inappropriate and unprofessional employer/employee relationship. I am expecting action to be taken including one or both of the employees removal from the Whitehall OH store if not the Aldi corporation entirely. Unacceptable. I am awaiting a response to this situation.


Matthew May 14, 2015 at 10:30 am

Still no response


Ron May 31, 2015 at 5:50 pm

Dude, it is not the “Aldi Company’s fault” that your girlfriend is a Slut. Drop that bitch like a Hot Potato and find a Good Girl. Life goes on and Don’t Forget….There are over 7 BILLION PEOPLE on this Planet, You WILL FIND ANOTHER. Trust Me .!!!


Phil Trammell March 31, 2015 at 11:36 pm

I have been a customer of Aldi for many years Seneca, South Carolina. Does Aldi have any store policy for employees and customers that involves Sharia Law and halah certification. Thank you in advance for your time and interest to reply. Sincerely, Phil Trammell


nathan March 21, 2015 at 10:32 pm

I was at Aldi’s on East Washington Street in Indianapolis store 78# I went to that store to get three items although it was at 7:50 pm the security guard follow me wherever I went and said to me we are now closed you have to leave ! I continue gathering my last two items the security guard was still following me si was going to steal something..he told me I am inconsiderate of other people going home n**** I didn’t believe what I heard he called me that n**** word I tell the manager where can I find your rice he show me exactly where to find it the manager the security guard was on me..he just kept on mountain off to me.the security guard is a old 60 or 70 year old man who do not like black people that’s what I have gathered I am trying to contact the corporate office to complain about this security guard!..I tell you right now I would never ever go back to that again!..if Iwon’t get into trouble I would have turned around and punch that security guard right in his mouth for calling me a n***** the security guard is a white man I truly would never go back to the rd again…….


Bonnie Welch March 15, 2015 at 10:02 am

Dear Mr. Youngstrom,
I absolutely love Aldi . I just moved from clear view Florida. There are no Aldi’s !!! We are near military bases and30 minutes from the beaches. You would not believe the prices of groceries here. The poor military families are being gouged to excess, not to mention the entire pop. We were so upset when we found no Aldi here. Boy, would I love it af wal mart , Winn Dixie and Publix could be put in their place. Please consider an Aldi’s in Clearwater, or Pensacola. I would drive an hour to shop there. Seriously, these people are struggling enough. Please , please. Thank you, Bonnie Welch


kathy scimeca February 18, 2015 at 8:51 am

I sent in a resume, however, I could not figure out Lauren Quick’s email address to send my Cover Letter. I am sorry.

Ms. Lauren Quick
ALDI Corporate
*** Kirk Road
Batavia, IL. 60510

February 16, 2015

My name is Kathy Scimeca. I’m writing you to express my interest in the IT Support – level 1 position. My professional experience at AT&T as an Information Technology Support Engineer and Information Technology Computer Systems Analyst makes me an excellent candidate for this position.

All of my experience at AT&T was support and customer service. I was in management most of my career. My retail experience was working for Carsons Department Store for 6 months, some time ago. Although, due to the nature of the Centrex system, I did recommend customers to upgrade or buy additional lines and/or features.

As an IT Support Engineer, at a technical support desk, I received calls from AT&T customers across the United States, internal and external customers and vendors. I answered hardware/software issues regarding the an AT&T system called Centrex. For process improvements I submitted customer change requests. I trained various end-users from peers to customers.

In 2008, alone, I completed 238 hours of additional training to become more proficient at my position as an Information Technology Computer Systems Analyst.

I would appreciate an opportunity to interview with you or one of your staff to further discuss employment opportunities at ALDI. If someone would like to schedule an interview with me, please have them contact me on 847-207-**** or send me an email. I have a rule when I am working to not answer my cell phone, it remains on silent and then at my earliest convenience, I will return any calls. I would be delighted to work for ALDI.

Kathy Scimeca


Mike Oré January 7, 2015 at 7:46 pm

Greetings Aldi’s Management,

Today I had the absolute most embarrassing and humiliating time at your location in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
I got to your store at roughly 3:30PM on 01/07/2014 Wednesday. All was good until I reached the checkout area. This is where the nightmare began. Me and my wife where in line at register #2 and after waiting approximately 10 minutes the cashier (Nerla) got off her stool and advised the entire lane that we should move to register #5 since that was now open. Me and my wife went as instructed to register #5 along with 3 other customers. We were the first in line so I was glad that we moved or I thought. After waiting 10 more minutes and no one showing up and the customers behind me at register #5 beginning to abandon the new line. I walked back over to register #2 where the cashier (Nerla) was at and politely asked her, “Excuse me ma’am; you had me and my wife move over to register #5 and no one is there. She looked at me with contempt and replied, “What’s wrong with you, You don’t hear me ringing the bell; she’ll be right there.!” After that remark I held my own since I noticed she was pregnant and did not want to upset her even if her response was less than professional and appropriate. I walked away since I did not want any more backlash from this cashier. The customers in that line even looked at me in dismay as to what was happening. I returned to the line at register #5 when finally seeing that the cashier that I was waiting to tend to that register #5 was outside of the building on her cellphone and another young lady went to get her to what I thought was to take care of register #5. Well this young lady came over to the register took out her cash drawer and walked into the front office saying; “I’m on break” and leaving us still in the same line. The young lady that went to get that cashier then came over to me and my wife and said, “You can start emptying out your cart now someone will be here in a second.” So again I did as I was instructed and unloaded my groceries. Now 20 minutes had passed and still no cashier and now all my groceries were on the conveyor belt to be checked out. By now the customers that were behind me had been replenished by 3 new customers that made a line behind me hearing that the young lady instructed me to unload my cart. After waiting another 10 minutes and looking around the front of the store for the manager and no where to be found. Another manager came to the register (Ernest). He only said that it would be a few more minutes since he couldn’t log in to the register with his password. He walked away and again believe it or not me and my wife were again in limbo. I had the customers behind me asking what happened and I just looked at them and shrugged my shoulders in disbelief myself. Now 30 minutes had elapsed and I finally saw the store manager (Otto) restocking merchandise in the 5th aisle so I darted to get him to assist. After I quickly explained the lack of urgency at the front of the store, he said: “I’ll be right there” and you know what; he never came to aid not even check into what had happened. By the time I got back to the line where my wife was still standing with our groceries, we were the only customers waiting in an empty line with our groceries on the conveyor belt. The cashier at register #2 (Nerla) that had originally told us and other customers to go to register #5 turned around to look at us still at register #5 and just smirked at us as if to say, not my problem or fault on what was going on.
At this point my wife just basically said we should just leave and that’s when the other manager (Ernest) came back and opened the register and started to finally check us out. I asked (Ernest) why did this happen and he replied; “I’m the manager and if you have any issues then you should direct them to me”. I looked at him very puzzled since he was one of the reasons we were still in line for now 40 minutes. Apparently a mass confusion on who was going to tend to register #5 and the lack of leadership of management to take responsibility for the lack of customer service at the front of the store.
The store manager (Otto) which I attempted to ask for aid and never showed up to the front of the store was still stocking merchandise and in my experience in Retail; while it is important to lead by example, you don’t send out the most valuable Primary player to do the labor work of what a secondary or trishiery employee could also do. The responsibility of a store manager is to delegate his authority and take care of the overall store experience. His lack of proper management is another reason why this visit fell apart. The abrasive way I was spoken to by the cashier (Nerla) was extremely unacceptable. The young lady that instructed me to unload my groceries (didn’t get her name) came up to me while I was bagging my groceries and I asked her for the name of the cashier at register #2 and she responded, “Did something happen?” I just looked her and replied, “You were here, you know what happened”. She smiled and just walked away. Finally the lack of proper communication and fundamental leadership from the other manager (Ernest) was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

I shop here every week and spend an average of $125,00 every week. I’ve included my cash register receipt as proof of not only what I purchased but the time stamp to when I finally left the store. While I truly believe that Aldi’s would survive without my weekly shopping list. I also have to believe that if this happens to a few customers then the word would spread and then upper management would now be looking for answers.

By the time me and my wife were in our vehicle heading for home which we didn’t want to get stuck in traffic that’s why we came in to Aldi’s in the early afternoon versus late afternoon or evening. It is now 7:31PM, after getting caught in the east to west traffic of almost an hour. My frozen groceries are mush and my poultry and other groceries have leaked all over the trunk of my vehicle. I had to throw away almost a ¼ of my groceries away. Now that in itself is ridiculous.

After typing this long synopsis of what has occurred here today I expect an upper management response to this situation within 24 hours or the latest 48 hours of sending this message.

Govern Yourselves Accordingly,

Mike R. Oré


Michael Swider January 14, 2015 at 11:39 am

Dear Mike- I was thinking about applying to this company for a job.. Not thinking I want this typical approach of MINDLESS Customer Service. TRY AS I Might- This “Grocery” shopping you experienced with your wife is totally unacceptable, in my opinion!


Kata January 22, 2015 at 8:12 am

I don’t think they read these comments as this is not an ALDI website.


ja bos January 29, 2015 at 4:11 pm

I pray that Aldi’s consider coming to Austin Texas….thanks in advance


Nancy Smith November 24, 2014 at 10:38 am

I went into the store before around 11am after church yesterday and was helped by a African American cashier that I never seen before at the Plano K Ave store. I later had to bring my mother back to shop at 7pm and the same cashier was there and checked us out she was just as pleasant And cordial as she was with me earlier. My mother did not like going to Aldis because she thinks the customer service is lousy and the cashiers are rude but she was thoroughly impressed with the new cashier and wants to go back now. Thank you Aldi for finally hiring a decent cashier who doesn’t throw my mothers groceries in the cart.


commentor January 7, 2015 at 2:18 am

Did you have to mention that the cashier was African American? Why not just say that you had a great experience with a cashier?


Ken January 14, 2015 at 11:03 am

You know its not a stinking crime to say someone is African American or Asian or even Caucasian. The person was only trying to point out who helped her twice in one day and point out how nice her experience was in both occasions and just wanted to make sure the correct person got the proper credit for it. What should be a crime is some idiot continuously pointing out how someone else is just trying to be polite and leave a positive comment. Political correctness is getting to be too extreme for most people anymore. Get over yourself, we are all different, nothing rude was said except by you.


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