LAS VEGAS, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ALDI Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a winner of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) 2011 Hot Retailer Award, which recognizes innovative retail concepts that drive consumers into shopping centers around the world. Based on a survey of ICSC's worldwide members, ALDI was chosen as one of the "hottest" retail concepts for 2011 and received the award at ICSC's global retail real estate convention, RECon, on Tuesday May 24, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada during a presentation hosted by actor and fashion designer, Carson Kressley.
"Every year ICSC awards retailers that create unique and exciting shopping experiences that drive consumers into shopping centers around the world," said Michael P. Kercheval, ICSC's president and CEO. "These retailers provide outstanding products and services thereby contributing to the overall success of the shopping centers that have them as tenants. ICSC is pleased to add ALDI to its list of 'Hot Retailers' and spotlight them during RECon."
A leader in the grocery retailing industry since 1976, ALDI is committed to bringing customers the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices. ALDI is where smart shoppers save up to 50 percent on fresh produce and more than 1,400 of the most commonly purchased grocery items, without the hassle of clipping coupons or buying in bulk. More than 20 million customers each month benefit from the grocer's simple and streamlined approach to grocery retailing.
"From selecting suppliers to scouting locations to building and operating stores, ALDI is geared toward creating savings substantial enough to impact shoppers' everyday living," said David Behm, ALDI division vice president. "We're pleased that ICSC has named ALDI a 2011 Hot Retailer, and recognized the importance of offering shoppers low prices without sacrificing high-quality products."
A grocery retailer that has grown without merger or acquisition, ALDI plans to open more than 80 stores in urban, suburban and rural areas in the United States in 2011, bringing grocery savings to more people every day.
About ALDI Inc.
A leader in the grocery retailing industry since 1976, ALDI is committed to bringing customers the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices. The company's exclusive brands must meet or beat the national name brands on taste, quality and price or ALDI simply won't carry them. With more than 1,100 U.S. stores located in 31 states, primarily from Kansas to the East Coast, ALDI continue s to expand, most recently in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and South Florida. ALDI applies smart and efficient operational and business practices to save more than 20 million monthly customers up to 45 percent on their grocery bills. The retailer sells more than 1,400 of the most frequently purchased grocery and household items in a simple and easy-to-navigate shopping environment. For more information about ALDI, visit www.aldi.us.
Founded in 1957, ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 55,000 members in over 90 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials. As the global industry trade association, ICSC links with more than 25 national and regional shopping center councils throughout the world. For more information, visit www.icsc.org.
SOURCE ALDI Inc.