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ALDI confirms second Garner store and it appears to be in Johnston County

Posted May 28, 2020 5:04 p.m. EDT
Updated May 28, 2020 5:18 p.m. EDT

ALDI store in Garner, NC

ALDI has confirmed a second Garner store and it appears to be located in Johnston County!

According to an article by Triangle Business Journal on May 27, ALDI has purchased approximately 2 acres of land in Johnston County for $3.4 million. The land is located off of Son-Lan Parkway at the intersection of I-40 and Hwy. 42 in an area known by locals as the 4042 area.

Because mail in this area is serviced out of the Garner, NC post office, the address for the new store will likely be in Garner, even though the store will be physically located in an unincorporated area in Johnston County.

An ALDI spokesperson shared the following statement in response to our request for information about the new store: "We are excited to confirm that we are planning to open a second ALDI store in Garner, North Carolina, but do not have further details at this time. We will reach back out once we have more specific details."

The most recent ALDI location opened on Creedmoor Road in Raleigh in late April 2020. The store is located at 6300 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC.

The company had indicated in September 2019 that this location would be opening in late June 2020, but in an effort to give more people access to groceries during the COVID-19 pandemic, the store opened early.

In a statement from ALDI to WRAL, the company shared the following:

"At ALDI, we know now, more than ever, our service to the communities we serve is critical during these unprecedented times. We have been focusing all of our efforts on ensuring food and household goods are available in our existing stores. Now, to offer even more people access to ALDI high-quality, affordable groceries, we’ve been working to open new stores where can do so safely. We’re excited to share that ALDI will soon be serving more Raleigh customers with our newest store at 6300 Creedmoor Road."

The next ALDI store in the area that is slated to open in 2020 is in Holly Springs at 7250 GB Alford Highway, Holly Springs, NC with an estimated opening date in July 2020. This location is on Hwy. 55 near S. Main Street and the Shoppes at Holly Springs.

About ALDI

Aldi was founded by the Albrecht family and the first ALDI store opened in 1961 in Germany. Their website indicates: "Headquartered in Batavia, Illinois, ALDI now has more than 1,900 stores across 36 states, employs over 25,000 people and has been steadily growing since opening its first US store in Iowa in 1976. By 2022, ALDI will bring its total number of US stores to nearly 2,500."

For more information on ALDI and upcoming store openings, see the ALDI website.

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