Aldi Nord and Süd are talking about ways to work more closely together, but say they are “not considering nor planning a merger”. Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd will investigate whether they can collaborate on marketing and purchasing, specifically in Germany. The goal is to lower costs and take full advantage of scale.
It could be a first step towards the reunion of a company that split in 1961, when brothers Theo and Karl Albrecht split the company in two. Aldi Nord is active in Belgium, the Netherlands and the rest of Western Europe and Aldi Süd manages Middle and Eastern Europe, Great Britain and the United States. Germany is the only country where both divisions are active.