What’s new at ALDI this year? A promise to remove tempting treats from check lanes, increase the organic selection and partner with registered dietitians in 2016.
ALDI introduces Healthier Checklanes in select stores
Since checklanes are a notorious source of unhealthy impulse buys, ALDI will seek to elimiate that temptation and allow shoppers to end their grocery trips on a healthy note. Rather than chocolates and candies, these checklanes will be stocked with healthier items like single serve nuts and trail mixes, dried fruits and an assortment of granola bars. ALDI plans to roll out the program to its nearly 1,500 locations by the end of 2016.
At ALDI, we truly care about our customers, and we’re responding with guilt-free checkout zones and increased food options they can feel good about,” said Jason Hart, CEO, ALDI.
ALDI Exclusive Brands are Free of Synthetic Colors, Trans Fats and MSG
ALDI exclusive food brands, which account for more than 90 percent of products sold in stores, are now free of certified synthetic colors, partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) and added MSG. ALDI recently found that more than half of Americans believe items without artificial ingredients are more expensive and harder to find, and this is just another way the company continues to respond to customers’ priorities, all at the lowest prices possible.
ALDI milk has been free of artificial growth hormones for years. Now ALDI is committed to ensuring that the milk used to make all ALDI cultured products also has no artificial growth hormones. That change includes dairy products such as yogurts, sour cream, and cottage cheese.
ALDI is broadening healthy product offerings in every aisle
- Expanding its selection of fresh and organic meat and produce, including the Never Any! brand of meat products that contain no added antibiotics, hormones, animal by-products or other additives.
- Expanding the SimplyNature line of products, free of more than 125 artificial ingredients
- Expanding the liveGfree gluten-free line of products
- Highlighting nutritional facts on the front of its exclusive brand food packages for shoppers to easily find key nutritional information.
- Partnering with registered dietitians to provide tips, recipes and meal-planning ideas that make healthy eating easy and affordable for families.
For more information on these ALDI changes, and for feel-good recipes, visit ALDI online and pick up the latest catalog, free in stores through February 1.
Source Credit: ALDI January 12 official press release