Grocery chain quadruples award-wins in past year
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BATAVIA, Ill. (December 26, 2017) – ALDI wrapped up an unprecedented year of national accolades, winning awards for more than 200 ALDI-exclusive products in 2017.
“We’re honored each time ALDI wins an award,” said Jason Hart, ALDI CEO. “Nothing means more to us than the opinions of our customers. The recognitions mean our shoppers appreciate the quality of ALDI products and inspire us to keep bringing them the very best we can offer.”
ALDI products received more awards in 2017 than any previous year, including:
- Best New Product Award: 24 product wins
- Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval: 65 product wins
- Gluten-Free Buyers Guide Gluten-Free Awards: 10 product wins
In 2017, 35 ALDI-exclusive wines were recognized by the Beverage Testing Institute with a “Best Buy” rating, including five Gold Medal winners: Paluzzi Moscato D’Asti, Lot Series Reserve Malbec, Lot Series Grande Brut, William Wright Reserve Pinot Noir, and Crimson Roots Zinfandel. The ALDI-exclusive Sargent Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon also earned a “Highly Recommend” rating from the San Diego International Wine and Spirits Challenge.
Additionally, Chefs In America awarded its highest distinction—the American Masters of Taste Gold Medal Endorsement—to 12 wines from ALDI (in addition to 69 other ALDI-exclusive products). The network of more than 6,500 corporate and executive chefs and food industry professionals endorse products that emphasize taste excellence and superior quality.
For the seventh year in a row, ALDI was voted Value Leader among U.S. grocery stores, according to a 2017 consumer survey conducted by Market Force Information. ALDI was also named the top major national grocery chain for customer loyalty, according to annual surveys of U.S. consumers conducted from 2011 to 2017 by Market Force Information®.
Throughout 2017, ALDI was also celebrated nationally and regionally as a leading employer and business, including being named to the Forbes Top Workplaces list (#253), as well as Top Workplaces lists in 14 markets across the U.S., including Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis and St. Louis.
The Lansing, Illinois, ALDI is located at 3602 Ridge Rd, Lansing, IL 60438.