ALDI Quickly Grows California Footprint

by Katie Lee

Batavia, Ill. — ALDI will successfully take its California footprint from 0 to 25 stores in less than 3 months with the grand opening of seven new locations on Thursday, May 19, 2016. ALDI will open its newest stores in San Diego, Kern and Imperial counties.

ALDI, one of the nation’s fastest growing retailers, is in the midst of an aggressive coast-to-coast expansion plan. The company plans to operate approximately 45 California stores by the end of 2016, and more than 2,000 stores nationwide by the end of 2018. Currently, the grocer operates more than 1,500 stores in 33 states.

“With our May 19 grand openings, ALDI will be available in cities across Southern California — from Kern to San Diego counties — offering the best of customers’ weekly must-haves like fresh produce and organics, dairy, gluten-free foods, USDA Choice beef and bakery items priced up to 50% less than other grocery stores,” says Gordon Nesbit, Moreno Valley division vice president.

ALDI stores opening on May 19 include:

• 2120 Panama Lane, Bakersfield, CA

• 2450 Rockwood Ave., Calexico, CA

• 2050 Imperial Ave., El Centro, CA

• 1545 N. Hacienda Ave., La Puente, CA

• 72543 Hwy 111, Palm Desert, CA

• 5830 Firestone Blvd., South Gate, CA

• 1750 University Ave., Vista, CA

“We may be new to California, but we’ve been successful in the U.S. for 40 years and we’re excited to continue to grow and bring our unmatched combination of quality and value to Southern California,” adds Nesbit.

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