Earlier this year, German grocery store chain Aldi has announced the banning of eight different pesticides from all products. This was one choice among several Aldi has made to create an image of having healthier brands. This decision will lead to more rivalry among other leading health food stores such as Whole Foods.
The pesticides Aldi will be removing include Thiamethoxam, which is moderately hazardous to humans according to the Food and Agriculture Organization, Chlorpyrifos and Cypermethrin.
Aldi said they plan to also expand their organic food brands and add more gluten-free items. They will sell more meat options with fewer artificial growth hormones. Aldi will also offer more high-end goods in its stores. These luxury items will include coconut oil and artisan cheeses.