Cartons of groceries, stacked on palettes - in 1962, ALDI launched a discount grocery chain in Germany. Its recipe for success was offering a limited product range, sold in large quantities at low prices.
By buying Whole Foods, online retailer Amazon is betting on changing how we think about and shop for food. It is the e-commerce giant's first big step into traditional brick-and-mortar retail.
Just ahead of its launch on the US market, discount supermarket Lidl has announced its cooperation with one of Germany's best-known faces: supermodel Heidi Klum.
German researchers say food prices must rise substantially to take account of the environmental cost of industrial agriculture. Although discount supermarkets take the blame, they cater to consumers' cheap tastes.
German grocery stores chain Lidl has said it will enter the US market earlier than previously envisaged. It's now planning to open its first stores there this summer. Its German archrival Aldi is already there.
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