Frequently Asked Questions

Go to ALDI US - Become a Supplier and complete our New Supplier Application for our team to review.

Our Quality Assurance team will require a copy of your GFSI-approved third party audit report and certificate for all food manufacturing facilities that service ALDI. They will also require a copy of your GMP certificate for all supplier owned warehouses. In addition, suppliers are required to provide a certificate of insurance and to sign our ALDI Master Purchase Agreement.

Yes, it is encouraged that a new supplier submits visuals to showcase your company and products available.

An ALDI Find is a two-week in & out promotion. You will provide a specific quantity of product one time, typically to all our divisions. If the promotion does well, we may consider repeating it, most likely the same time next year.

ALDI does not return any unsold product (non-food exceptions based on warranties).  

A core range item is an item that we sell everyday in our stores.

A seasonal item is an extended in & out promotion designed to sell through in 3-4 months. You will provide a specific quantity of product, typically to all of our divisions and if the promotion does well, we may consider repeating it the same time next year.

A mixed case is a single case comprised of multiple varieties of a given product. For example, a mixed case may contain three units of Creamy Peanut Butter along with three units of Crunchy Peanut Butter. Not all ALDI products require a mixed case.

Private Label refers to our own brand name on our products. Many of our products are proprietary ALDI brands. ALDI private label product quality meets or exceeds equivalent national brand items sold in other national retail chains.

Display Ready Case Diagram

A Display Ready Case refers to the outer case product is shipped in that should be ready to merchandise within our ALDI stores with no repacking necessary. It is required for both private label and national brand food items and many non-food items. A DRC must have the following attributes:

  • Fully printed.
  • Easy to open and easy to display on shelf.
  • Allow the product to be shopped easily.
  • Be stable and protect product throughout transit to stores.


The supplier is responsible for artwork fees. ALDI suppliers must work with our third-party artwork agency that oversees ALDI branding and cover all design fees. ALDI Suppliers will use their own printer.

Once your submission has been reviewed, someone from the buying team will contact you to discuss next steps.

Please do not submit samples unless requested by the buying team.

Yes, a store visit is very important so that you can view our core range items, ALDI Find items, seasonal items, display cases and artwork.

Yes, if you are chosen to become an ALDI supplier, we will request you send your product to an ALDI approved 3rd party testing facility. ALDI also does internal product testing routinely throughout the year on all products.