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ALDIstribution centers in the United States: UPDATED


As ALDI continues its rapid expansion of grocery stores across the United States, its distribution and logistics network is growing as well. Below is a list of the company’s  distribution centers including a new facility in Petersburg, Virginia and one … Continue reading

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Grocery shopping au naturel


National organic and natural grocery chains such as Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Sprouts, and The Fresh Market have become increasingly familiar in cities across the country. However, there are a number of successful local and regional chains that also offer … Continue reading

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Don’t chase brick and mortar from afar – grow it organically


For as long as I can remember, a numerous residents of Greater Lansing (including me) have been trying to coax Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Fresh Market, or Plum Market to locate a store here. To date we have been greeted … Continue reading

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