Chuck Youngstrom, Aldi U.S.

Chuck Youngstrom, Aldi U.S.

2014 Power 50 Other Retailers Selling Food: No. 6 Chuck Youngstrom President Aldi U.S. Key Development: Announced plans to double store count in U.S.;  launched SimplyNature brand.  What’s Next: Continue rollout of 650 new stores by end of 2018.

Chuck Youngstrom is ready for Aldi to grow. Early last year Aldi announced plans to add 650 new U.S. stores to its existing 1,300.

“Our biggest challenge — and greatest opportunity — is managing our continued growth,” Youngstrom said in an emailed comment.

“As you know, we are fine-tuning our plans to expand to Southern California, but we’re also committed to growing our footprint in some of our existing markets such as Florida and Texas.”

The retailer has also sta

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