Thursday, August 3, 2023

ALDI Fast Growing and A Fan Favorite


With over 2213 Stores open in 38 stated, Aldi is fast becoming one of the United States favorite grocery stores according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  It’s simple Aldi has brought food discovery and low prices to an industry that for years has been stuck in the middle trying to everything to everyone. 

Now ALDI has released the results of its fifth annual Fan Favorites survey, revealing its 13 most popular products in the country. In addition, ALDI shared emerging grocery trends that are reshaping how its customer’s shop.

This year’s winners include:

1.       TikTok Made Me Buy It: Friendly Farms Cottage Cheese

2.       Rookie of the Year: Friendly Farms Low Sugar Greek Yogurt

3.       Ready When You Are: Mama Cozzi's Pizza Kitchen Take and Bake Deli Pizza

4.       Snacks For Everyone: Happy Farms String Cheese

5.       Cream Of the Crop: Avocados

6.       On The Lighter Side: Simply Nature Avocado Oil

7.       Protein Pick: Kirkwood Fresh Chicken

8.       What A Deal: Clancy's Kettle Chips

9.       Great Catch: Fresh Atlantic Salmon with Mediterranean Herb

10.   Raise A Glass: Belletti Sparkling Moscato Rose

11.   Choose Your Cheese: Emporium Selection Fresh Mozzarella

12.   Sweet Tooth Satisfaction: Specially Selected Ice Cream

13.   Sauce on the Side: Specially Selected Vinaigrette Dressings

Scott Patton, VP of national buying, stated, "Our loyal shoppers are always vocal about their love for ALDI products and over 70,000 of them sang praises in this year's Fan Favorites survey," … "Their feedback is invaluable, which is why we were excited to introduce new survey categories inspired by our fans' interests, including 'TikTok Made Me Buy It' among others."

So, as part of this year’s announcement, ALDI is making a special offer available to its customers through DoorDash. Shoppers who add three or more of the Fan Favorite products to their DoorDash cart will get $10 off their subtotal, excluding taxes and fees.

Among the grocery trends ALDI identified this year are a love of dairy and a desire for quick meal solutions. Item purchases based on TikTok videos and all things avocado-related also emerged as trends.

Following a banner 2022, ALDI revealed plans to open 120 new stores across the United States throughout 2023. The discount retailer says customers are actively asking for more ALDI locations, and the expansion is also part of a larger omnichannel push that will help make grocery shopping as convenient and enjoyable as possible.

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