Each week, we round up the biggest stories in the international world of Aldi. Here’s what we’ve been reading:
United States: Aldi Shopper Loses Wallet to Pickpocket
Soon after a man in Huntsville, Alabama, went shopping at Aldi, he discovered his wallet was gone and that someone else had purchased more than $1,000 worth of gift cards and other items using his credit card.
The victim noticed he did not have his wallet after his Aldi shopping trip, so he returned to Aldi only to discover the wallet was not there. Only minutes after the thief obtained the victim’s wallet, the thief illegally made purchases at two different Walgreens stores.
Video footage shows the suspect in blue jeans, a blue jacket, and a blue hat.
Anyone with information on the crime is encouraged to contact Huntsville Area Crime Stoppers. A tip leading to an arrest could bring a $1,000 reward. You can stay anonymous. Call 53-CRIME or email or text your information.
Source: WAFF 48
United Kingdom: Aldi Nord and Aldi Sud Promise Responsible Water Use
Aldi Nord and Aldi Sud have committed to responsible water use regarding their textile supply chains.
The move is part of a joint water protection policy between the two companies, with one focusing on the produce supply chain and the other on textiles. Aldi Nord and Aldi Sud also joined the Alliance for Water Stewardship, a network for sustainable use of water.
The groups seek to reduce the water footprint of fibers used in textile production, and specifically cotton, and to use more sustainable and recycled cotton. They also aim to reduce wastewater pollution from textile manufacturing.
“Water is a livelihood for all living things and is also a very important resource for the production of our products,” Dr. Julia Adou, head of corporate responsibility at Aldi Sud, told just-style. “Together with our suppliers and partners, we want to treat water responsibly.”
United Kingdom: Aldi cancels Teatime Takedown Campaign Aimed at Kid Video Game Players
In response to negative feedback, Aldi UK has cancelled a campaign aimed at getting addicted kid video game players to put down their games and join their families at the dinner table.
Aldi had previously announced that parents could sign their kids up for Teatime Takedown, and their kids would somehow be matched against a professional video game player who would beat them so badly that the kids would “rage quit” their games and go eat dinner with their families.
Critics pointed out they weren’t sure how kids and pro gamers would be paired up and questioned the logistics of the campaign. Other critics lamented that the campaign targeted video games when other forms of entertainment and recreation can also pull young people away from the family table.
Aldi UK removed the Teatime Takedown web page and removed the signup from its Facebook page. It also sent apology emails to some who complained about the campaign.