ESSEN, Germany — Services were held here last week for Theo Albrecht, one of the two reclusive scions of the Aldi grocery chain, according to reports. 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, which some reports attributed to Theo Albrecht's kidnapping in 1971. The two brothers launched the business in 1946 in a store in Germany that had been run by their parents. They ...

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