Aldi, the discount supermarket, is making some big changes to compete with Whole Foods and other organic grocery store chains.
As consumers gravitate to a healthier lifestyle, the more they visit natural food grocery stores.
Since Aldi has aggressive growth plans and the grocery sector is especially competitive following Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods, the German grocer is making a play to expand its natural and fresh food selection by 40 percent.
Aldi, which is the eighth biggest retailer in the world, has plans to open 700 new stores in the U.S. and is aiming to remodel 1,300 existing stores over the next four years– which will cost the company roughly $5 billion.
So should Whole Foods be nervous? Diane Sheehan, an analyst with Kantar Consulting, thinks so.
"Those retailers continue to be underestimating Aldi and are doing it to their own detriment," said Sheehan to "CNN Money."Read More