Aldi growth

A local resident leaves after she shopped at an Aldi store August 24, 2009 in Alexandria, Virginia. The German discount grocery chain, which launched 100 new stores in 2008 alone, recently opened its 1000th store in the U.S. Its no-frills approach has led to increased profits as U.S. consumers continue to struggle during the recession. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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