Aldi is now accepting credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express, at all of its stores across the country. Previously, the chain only accepted 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 of 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.
“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,” he added.
Beyond the convenience of accepting credit cards, the exclusive products that line the Aldi aisles are changing to meet shoppers’ lifestyles, according to the company. Recently, because to customer feedback, Aldi says it made the 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 the grocer offers.
Later this month, Aldi will launch its first stores in Southern California. By the end of 2018, there will be nearly 2,000 Aldi stores from coast to coast.