Affordable Grocery Store ALDI Goes Organic And Bans Toxic Chemicals From Their Products

aldi-alabaster-editjpg-dcfa53bfa239fc93By John Vibes

ALDI, the discount grocery store, recently announced that they will soon be supplying mostly organic products and will be banning many pesticides and toxic chemicals.

The chemicals recently banned from their products includes Thiamethoxam, Chlorpyrifos, Clothianidin, Cypermethrin, Deltamethrin, Fipronil, Imidacloprid, Sulfoxaflor and other pesticides.

ALDI also announced that they will soon be stocking fresh meat and fish and will be closely analyzing the distributors that they purchase from.

Jason Hart CEO of ALDI said in a recent statement that,

At ALDI, we are dedicated to the well-being of our customers by providing high quality groceries at the lowest possible prices and offering foods shoppers can feel good about serving their families. Our decision to remove these ingredients from all of our exclusive brand foods delivers on our ongoing commitment to meet the evolving preferences of our customers. Since more than 90 percent of the products we sell are under our exclusive brands, eliminating these ingredients will have a real impact on the over 30 million people who shop in our stores.

Phil Lempert, editor of SupermarketGuru.com wrote that this is a sign of a changing industry.

Today’s shoppers are more involved with food than ever before. They want to know everything about their food and the companies that supply them – especially as it relates to ingredients and the impact on their families. ALDI is leading the supermarket industry in rightly responding to the science that shows the implications of these ingredients, and meeting the needs of the increasingly savvy consumers who don’t want artificial or potentially harmful ingredients in the products they buy.

ALDI is best known for its low prices, in a recent price survey, it was shown that ALDI’s prices are 30% lower than Wal-Mart. ALDI is able to keep such low prices by ordering food through specific sellers, instead of buying a wide variety of brands. They also cut costs by limiting store displays and advertising.

They have announced that their new policy regarding pesticides and GMO foods will be effective as soon as possible.

ALDI currently only has select stores open in the US, but roughly 500 more stores will be built in the US over the next two years as part of a $3 billion expansion.

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  • twinkiedooter

    I’ve shopped Aldi’s for years. Am glad they are opening more US stores. They ARE lower than Walmart on PRODUCE anyday. They don’t stock everything I need but what they do stock I find at much lower prices consistently. Who needs to squander money at WM? Not me.

  • Kirsten Kristensen

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! :)

  • NickITF

    Good for Aldi. Wish I had one.

  • Pilot Steve

    Best place I’ve ever gone for my groceries. I love the “random isle” in the middle of the store too – you literally never know what you’re going to find. sometimes junk, sometimes jackpot!

  • Lindsey Marie Morris

    I have shopped there in the past and felt like utter S*** about everything I bought and gave to my family. I am THRILLED to hear that ALDI is honoring their customers by eliminating these harmful ingredients and I cannot wait to give them another try as soon as they do make this transition!!! Having (truly) healthy foods available at a low cost is basically unheard of! ALDI will take the supermarket industry by storm when this happens! So excited for this company, can’t wait to show them the support that they will earn and deserve when these changes implemented. Don’t make me eat my words ALDI!

  • I feel the same excitement!

  • Gideon Rettich

    Then why do oranges they sell come from growers who irrigate with oil wastewater and why is their garlic from China?

  • Scott Patrick Pomroy

    Transition is not complete yet.

  • I love it too! ^_^

  • Jessica

    Check them out now, then. Our Aldi has been carrying a lot of organic products for at least a year now and is adding more all the time. They now have organic carrots, tomatoes, apples, salad, spaghetti sauce, rice, bread, ground beef, hazelnut and French vanilla creamer, yogurt, and two percent milk, plus a few packaged foods like chips, macaroni and cheese, and cake mix. I’m hoping they’ll have organic whole milk soon, because my family doesn’t drink 2%. They’ve had the 2% off and on, which is how all the organic products started before they started carrying them regularly.

  • Lindsey Marie Morris

    Ty Jessica! I actually stopped at our local Aldi last night and you are right, they had many of the products you listed. I enjoyed my experience there and will likely retun when they have completed the transition since currently it is not worth it to go there for just a few items when I still have to go to Kroger to complete my trip. I honestly didn’t see a big difference in price vs Kroger’s organics and Aldis either., with the exception of the price of the organic tub of yogurt.

  • Jessica

    Ah, I don’t have a Kroger here. Walmart has a few organics, but Aldi has been cheaper with most of their organic and natural products and is on my way home.

  • Valencia Hargrave

    I don’t support Islam and that is what Aldi is a store that is for Muslims who practice the religion of Islam and worship Allah. I am a Christian.

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