Market Mad House

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche

Kroger vs. Aldi.

Long Ideas

Could Aldi Kill the Dollar Stores?

Aldi is a potent force that is already changing the American grocery business. It may not threaten the big guys, but Aldi will certainly change how and where Americans shop for milk and potato chips.

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The Death Spiral

Kroger Probably Will Not Bid on A&P

More likely, buyers for the A&P locations include Walmart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), which is expanding the number of smaller locations it operates, and Target (NYSE: TGT), which is considering entering the small-box arena. Also likely to jump in is the fast-growing, privately-held Aldi Inc., which is aggressively expanding its discount grocery business in the United States. Aldi owns another fast-growing grocer: Trader Joe’s.

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