US CEO Jason Hart says Aldi customers quotaround the world find the same unmatched combination of high quality and low pricesrdquo Photo by Steve Greiner

U.S. CEO Jason Hart says Aldi customers "around the world [find] the same unmatched combination of high quality and low prices.” (Photo by Steve Greiner)

German firm bullish on the U.S.

Aldi was founded by reclusive brothers Karl and Theo Albrecht, whose retailing history dates back to postwar Germany, when they took over stores run by their mother Anna.

Their partnership broke up in 1960, reportedly over a disagreement on whether the stores should sell cigarettes.

The rift led to their creating separate companies to run what would become known as Aldi (a short form of Albrecht Discount). Karl took control of stores operating in southern Germany (Ald

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