This article that involves an ongoing news story was written on April 8, 2022. The facts of the story are accurate as of that date.
Even with the decline of COVID cases in 2022, inflation is still rising. Prices for both gas and grocery stores are increasing, affecting regular consumers and grocery chains like Aldi.
According to the USDA's updated Economic Research service report in March, all food prices will rise by 4.5% to 5% this year, and the cost of eating out will increase by 5.5% to 6.5%. In addition, the price of eggs and poultry will expectedly increase due to an "ongoing outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza."
In Germany, Aldi products saw a 20% to 50% price increase, and up to 400 products are at risk of being impacted by inflation. Aldi has said that the rising costs of "wheat, energy, and animal feed" are due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Meanwhile, an Australian Aldi spokesperson explained they have a unique situation as they built their store “to withstand inflationary pressure.” Aldi has no mention of how the U.S. will fare, but the same price increases in Germany may be seen in other Aldi stores worldwide.