Aldi’s arrival introduces hard discounts to a city where high occupancy and labor costs make such a concept a rare find in the food space. Wal-Mart Stores, the Bentonville, Ark.-based discount giant, has been looking for an entrance to the city for years now but has encountered opposition from political and labor groups. A campaign to soften its image and highlight its benefits, including a website and Twitter account, and a series of high-profile donations to city youth programs, ...

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