Latest NEWS Regarding HUGE Aldi’s Expansion – Invests $3.4 Billion in US
Aldi, The Germany based grocery store, announced plans to invest some $3.4 billion in its U.S. business over the next three years. Currently, Aldi operates approximately 1,650 stores with plans to expand by another 450 by year’s end. This newest announcement from the discount grocer would bring that total to 2,500 stores by 2020. With those numbers, Aldi would be the number 3 grocery chain in the U.S., behind Walmart and Kroger.
In the Capital District we have already begun to see some of these changes. With the newest Aldi store opening in Colonie, NY and now some local stores are receiving updated and expanded stores (Clifton Park, NY). If you live near the Clifton Park store, due to the expansion it plan to close it doors for the month of August.
New stores in the U.S. also means new jobs. Aldi anticipates hiring upwards of 25,000 new workers in the next three years. These employees would help them serve up to 100 million customers per month. This is significant because it assumes a huge migration to Aldi and its discount model.
You can read more about the Aldi $3.4 billion expansion here.
Are you new to shopping at Aldi Stores? You are going to want to read this article first; Tips for Shopping at Aldi – 7 Things You Need to Know before you shop.
Aldi grocery store is clearly one of my favorite stores to shop. I plan a weekly trip. The produce picks of the week, alone is a huge money saving incentive for my family to visit.