No-frills supermarket chain Aldi to accept credit cards

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Posted: Mar 01, 2016 5:01 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Aldi, the Germany-based no-frills supermarket chain, says it will now accept credit cards as it tries to attract more shoppers.

Aldi had previously just accepted cash and debit cards.

The move, announced Tuesday, should put more pressure on chains like Target, Wal-Mart and others. The announcement comes a little more than a month after the chain said it was adding healthier choices at checkout.

Aldi, which operates nearly 1,500 stores in the U.S., is expanding quickly and plans to have nearly 2,000 stores in the U.S. by the end of 2018.

The chain boasts everyday low prices but with limited assortment.

Aldi will now accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.