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Family feud hurting German supermarket chain Aldi

Co-founder's heirs battle for control as the retail environment gets more crowded and complex

If the revamp stalls, Aldi risks falling farther behind rivals such as Lidl, which for years has sold branded goods and a luxury selection that many shoppers wouldn't hesitate to serve for Christmas dinner.


THE German supermarket chain Aldi revels in austerity, with stores reminiscent of fluorescent-lit bunkers, shelves packed with one-euro (S$1.50) cans of sliced pork and 39-US-cent "River Cola", and cashiers who only started taking credit cards last summer. That hasn't stopped a