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Grocery chain looks at Rochester

Essen, Germany-based discount grocer – Aldi – is looking at coming to Rochester.

Company representatives confirmed Wednesday that it is looking former Rainbow Foods store in the Crossroads Shopping Center.

Nothing is set in stone, they say.

The company's U.S. HQ is Batavia, Ill.

They have 800 locations in the United States. Aldi has 35 stores in Michigan. Most stores have 10 to 15 employees.

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• Products: Most Aldi products are private-label goods made by national manufacturers. Aldi offers a limited assortment of discounted goods, selling about 1,200 products at each store.

• Estimated Sales: $37 billion global; $4.8 billion North America

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