Aldi,the German grocery chain recently announced that they will be removing 8 pesticides from all stores in the United States immediately.
Aldi is the first major grocery store in Europe that bans the pesticides that are dangerous to bees, and this is going much further.
Removing some artificial ingredients from their products and adding more gluten-free items,they are expanding their brands for organic food.
Aldi has removed partially hydrogenated oils, certified synthetic colors, and MSG from their private-label products, which make up 90% of sales.
They’ve expanded their sales of organic and fresh meat and produce, as well as the “Never Any!” brand of meats which doesn’t contain any added hormones, antibiotics, animal by-products or other additives.
Also,the chain of supermarkets will expand their gluten-free brand and the SimplyNature line, which is free of more than 125 artificial ingredients.
Their milk is already free of artificial growth hormones, but now their yogurt, cottage cheese, sour cream, and other dairy products will be too.
Last of all, they have begun to offer more high-end foods like smoked salmon, artisanal cheeses, coconut oil, andquinoa.
Aldi,in the US currently has 1,500 stores and has plans to open 500 more by 2018. Due to the focus on health, this company is dignified to take over as the healthiest and largestgrocery store chain in the world.
According to Business Insider, “The grocery chain is expanding organic-food brands, removing some artificial ingredients from its products, and adding more gluten-free items in hopes of attracting more health-conscious shoppers”.
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