ESSEN, Germany — Theo Albrecht, one of the two reclusive scions of the Aldi grocery chain, died here on Saturday, according to reports Wednesday. He was 88. Albrecht, who also owned Trader Joe's, was a partner in the global Aldi grocery-chain empire with his brother, Karl. Both lived in near-isolation. In 1946 the two brothers took over a store in Germany that was run by their parents, according to reports. They shortened the name of the company from Albrecht Discount to Aldi, and expanded ...
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