Five things you may not know about Aldi, which is upgrading its Leyland store
Its roots go back to 1913....Â Â andÂ a small store called '˜Albrecht' in Germany. As the chain developed, the company eventually split in two, with brothers Theo and Karl AlbrechtÂ Â opening their own 'Aldi' stores (or AL-brecht DI- scount)
It has 7,600 stores worldwide.
Theo Albrecht was kidnapped and held for 17 days in 1971 inside a Dusseldorf wardrobe until his kidnappers received the ransom they demanded.