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Old 04-06-2015, 08:20 AM
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"Trader Joe's was founded by Joe Coulombe and has been owned since 1979 by a German family trust established by Aldi Nord's owner Theo Albrecht."


More Wikipedia lies?

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This is from memory - so not 100% guaranteed. The original Aldi was owned by two brothers. They had a disagreement about something - selling cigarettes, maybe - and split into Aldi North and Aldi South. Aldi North is the company that owns Trader Joe's, Aldi South owns "our" Aldi.
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This is from memory - so not 100% guaranteed. The original Aldi was owned by two brothers. They had a disagreement about something - selling cigarettes, maybe - and split into Aldi North and Aldi South. Aldi North is the company that owns Trader Joe's, Aldi South owns "our" Aldi.

I heard that the orginal Aldi was owned by a brother and sister, Al and Dee, they started out growing carrots in their back yard, Al wanted to sell them and Dee wanted to give them away.

Dee went to Washington to give them away and Al continued to sell them and made a lot of money so that people could look down on him.

And they both lived happily ever after.
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I heard that the orginal Aldi was owned by a brother and sister, Al and Dee, they started out growing carrots in their back yard, Al wanted to sell them and Dee wanted to give them away.

Dee went to Washington to give them away and Al continued to sell them and made a lot of money so that people could look down on him.

And they both lived happily ever after.
AND there you have it!!!!
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