ALDI has just announced an extensive plan to remodel and expand more than 1,300 US stores by 2020.
This $1.6 billion investment is intended to make ALDI stores more welcoming for new and longtime ALDI customers.
They are making more room for a growing number of fresh items including fruits and vegetables (organics included), dairy and bakery, plus customers’ favorite ALDI products.
Remodeled stores will also have a modern design, open ceilings, natural lighting and environmentally friendly building materials such as recycled materials, energy-saving refrigeration and LED lighting.
"We’re excited to share that we’re updating the ALDI store experience as part of our $1.6 billion nationwide plan to remodel and expand more than 1,300 of our stores by 2020. With nearly 10 ALDI stores in the Triangle-area, we can’t wait to bring the new look of ALDI to shoppers who know and love us, plus new fans, as we make more room for a larger selection of fresh products, plus customer favorites like organics, gluten-free foods and premium baby items," said Krysta Cearley, ALDI Salisbury Division vice president.
In addition to the coming changes, recently ALDI has :
· Launched Little Journey, the first exclusive line of ALDI baby products which includes everything from newborn diapers to training pants, cleansing wipes to gentle baby wash, formula to solid snacks.
· Removed added MSG, certified synthetic colors and partially hydrogenated oils from all ALDI exclusive brand food products, which make up more than 90 percent of products sold in stores.
· Started accepting credit cards – Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express – at all ALDI stores nationwide.
· Opened its first stores in the eight southernmost counties of Southern California.
For additional details, see the press release on their website.