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Handelsblatt Global Edition Magazine - - Battle Of The Giants -

With the U.S. the gre­at pri­ze in the glo­bal batt­le for re­tail su­pre­ma­cy, Al­di has 1,300 sto­res in Ame­ri­ca and is ad­ding 200 a ye­ar.

Al­di and Lidl ha­ve roi­led the Bri­tish mar­ket over the last fi­ve ye­ars, troun­cing Wal­mart and sen­ding Tes­co to a re­cord loss.

Al­di en­t­e­red the U.S. in 1979 when it bought Tra­der Joe’s, a chain that was foun­ded in sou­thern Ca­li­for­nia.

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