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Aldi plans new wave of U.S. growth

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Aldi plans new wave of U.S. growth

BATAVIA, Ill. — Having surpassed the 2,000-store mark, Aldi plans a new wave of U.S. expansion, with more than 70 new stores set to open by year end. Those new outlets will include four in the greater Phoenix market, which will bring the retailer to its 37th U.S. state.

Aldi also plans to support further growth in the Gulf Coast region with a new regional headquarters and distribution center in Loxley, Ala. The company plans to break ground on that facility in 2021.

“Each new store is an opportunity to serve another community, which is an honor and responsibility we do not take lightly,” Aldi U.S. CEO Jason Hart said. “As we continue to expand, we promise to do everything in our power to offer the lowest prices, every day, without exception. In fact, as food costs are rising across the country, we’re lowering prices on hundreds of items to meet our customers’ increased need for savings.”

Aldi is spending more than $5 billion in a multi-year, nationwide growth push that will include updates to existing stores and the debut of hundreds of new locations. The company said it is also expanding the appeal of its stores by increasing its fresh food selection by 40% with a focus on new produce, meat and organic options, as well as easy to prepare foods, while continuing to emphasize low prices. Aldi has also expanded its e-commerce offerings and plans to offer its Curbside Grocery Pickup service in nearly 600 stores by the end this month.

Aldi said its new regional headquarters and distribution center in Loxley, Ala., will serve new stores in southern Alabama, and throughout the Florida Panhandle. The facility will also support the retailer’s expansion into Louisiana, which will be its 38th state. ALDI currently operates 180 stores in Alabama and Florida, with four regional headquarters and distribution centers in the area.

 


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