All figures are based on the average number of employees during the year, unless stated otherwise. Deviations in the total number of employees may occur as a result of rounding.

Employees by country

Number of employees (not including coffee roasteries, chocolate factory, and International Services)

Year 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total ALDI SOUTH 81,878 92,828 104,400 112,666
Germany 29,028 30,070 32,110 33,663
Austria 7,073 7,883 9,073 9,824
Switzerland 1,998 2,242 2,410 2,572
Slovenia 926 1,130 1,364 1,449
Hungary 1,390 1,584 1,883 2,226
UK 14,232 20,032 23,620 25,674
Ireland 2,329 2,707 2,965 3,035
USA 18,074 18,825 21,604 24,383
Australia 6,829 8,355 9,372 9,841

Employees by area of employment

Employees by area of employment and share of the total number of employees

Year 2015 2016
Stores (share in %) 83,034 (80%) 88,772 (79%)
Logistics (share in %) 14,978 (14% ) 16,585 (15%)
Central departments [11] (share in %) 6,388 (6%) 7,309 (6%)

Women in management positions

In full-time equivalents as of 31 December 

Year 2015 2016
Share of female employees in the total number of employees in % 65.16 [12] 60.09
Share of female employees in the total number of employees in management positions (store management and above) in % 39.21 ✔ 38.36

Employee satisfaction

Year 2014 2016
Share of employees who answered “I agree” or “I fully agree” to the following question from the 2016 Employee Satisfaction Survey, in %: “I would recommend ALDI/Hofer as an excellent employer." [13] 80.25 ✔ 79.30

Apprentices, students in dual-study programmes, interns, and working students

As of 31 December [14]

Year 2015 2016
Total number of apprentices at ALDI SOUTH 6,301 6,357
Germany 5,058 5,019
Austria 357 357
Switzerland 173 207
Slovenia 4 1
Hungary 15 73
UK 694 700
Share of apprentices who received offer of permanent position following completion of their training in % 70.51 69.50
Total number of students in dual-study programmes at ALDI SOUTH 277 307
Total number of interns and working students at ALDI SOUTH 691 448

Open-end employment

Year 2015 2016
Share of employees employed on open-end basis in total number of employees in % 97.5 97.5

[11] Not including coffee roasteries, chocolate factory, and International Services.

[12] This figure was subsequently corrected from 65.91% to 65.16%.

[13] In the 2014 Employee Satisfaction Survey, the following question was asked: "In general, ALDI/Hofer is an excellent employer."

[14] Not including coffee roasteries, chocolate factory, and International Services.