Aldi details planned ‘coast-to-coast expansion’

BATAVIA, Ill. — Aldi this month revealed new details of its “coast-to-coast expansion” plans, which call for the addition of 100 stores in 2021, the extension of its curbside pickup service to another 500 stores, and a new regional headquarters to facilitate the discount grocer’s push into the Gulf Coast region. The announcement came as

Aldi and Instacart launch SNAP pilot

Aldi and Instacart launch SNAP pilot

SAN FRANCISCO — Instacart is partnering with Aldi on a pilot program that will allow Electronic Benefit Transfer and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (EBT SNAP) participants order fresh food and pantry staples from Aldi via Instacart’s same-day delivery and pickup services. The multi-phased launch will begin in the coming weeks with more than 60 Aldi

Aldi, Lidl grow on Long Island

NEW YORK — Both Aldi and Lidl continue to expand their retail presence on Long Island. Aldi announced plans to open two new stores, in Valley Stream and North Babylon, N.Y., in the first half of 2020. The hard discount grocer noted that the Valley Stream store, which is opening on February 27, will be

EPA recognizes food retailers for green efforts

EPA recognizes food retailers for green efforts

WASHINGTON — Hy-Vee, Harris Teeter and Aldi are among the food retailers recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for “achievements in protecting the environment through noteworthy refrigerant management.” “We applaud the supermarket chains for their environmental leadership in minimizing refrigerant emissions and their adoption of advanced refrigeration technologies,” stated Anne Idsal, acting assistant administrator for

Aldi puts expansion in high gear

BATAVIA, Ill. — Aldi has store grand openings planned in a half-dozen states as the grocer proceeds with a coast-to-coast expansion that by 2022 will take its store count to 2,500 in 36 states, from about 1,900 today. Aldi’s website identifies cities in Alabama, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Texas where new and remodeled stores

Trader Joe’s tops dunnhumby grocery rankings

Trader Joe’s tops dunnhumby grocery rankings

CHICAGO — Trader Joe’s was again the top-rated grocer in the second annual dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index (RPI), a study that ranks the nation’s 56 largest grocery retailers by a score that takes seven factors into account: price, quality, digital, operations, convenience, discounts/rewards and speed. The retailers who focus their business on superior value perception

Aldi, Instacart partner on delivery

BATAVIA, Ill. — Aldi has announced a national partnership with Instacart, bringing online grocery delivery to Aldi stores across the country. After a successful pilot program, online ordering of Aldi products via Instacart will be available across 35 states in 5,000 new ZIP codes by Thanksgiving. The national rollout covers 75 major markets, including San

Aldi bolsters selection of fresh Items

BATAVIA, Ill. — Discount supermarket operator Aldi is introducing organic fresh produce, prepared food and other new items as it accelerates a growth plan that includes the addition of about 700 stores in the United States over the next four years. Germany-based Aldi now has 1,800 U.S. stores in 35 states, many of which are

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