Karl Albrecht to announce shock retirement from business?

Aldi boss created a stir on Tuesday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Albrecht fans. Speculation had been rife that Aldi's boss will announce his retirement from business, at age 101, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 21/04/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a business man isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a business man just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Tuesday evening, #ThankYouKarl was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouKarl.”
— @DesireePlum, 20 Apr 2021
“I thought Karl Albrecht retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 20 Apr 2021

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