RICH PICKINGS: Frugal to a fault?

The corporate world will be poorer following the passing of reclusive Aldi founder Theo Albrecht. But never fear, his famous frugality lives on in the business models of two other billionaire retailers.

For sale: One Mercedes S Class, 1996 model. Fully armoured, bulletproof glass and strengthened steel. Colour: Anthracite. Has 174,000 kilometres on the clock. One elderly owner, recently deceased. Will take offers over €100,000. May contain the secrets of one of the richest retailers ever to walk the earth.

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