The german supermarkets were initially greeted with a mix of suspicion and confusion, which gradually gave way to acceptance, all while changing th(...)

 A sign marks the location of a branch of German discount supermarket chain Aldi. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The German supermarket chain Aldi revels in austerity, with stores reminiscent of fluorescent-lit bunkers, shelves packed with €1 cans of sliced pork (...)