Aldi plans to open two new Long Island stores—one in Valley Stream and one in North Babylon—in the first half of 2020.
The Valley Stream store is the retailer’s first location in Nassau County. Aldi is investing more than $5 billion to remodel 1,300 existing stores and open hundreds of new stores across the country. Through these extensive growth plans, Aldi said it is on pace to become the third-largest U.S. grocery retailer by store count by the end of 2022.
Aldi first opened stores on Long Island in 2011, and the Valley Stream and North Babylon stores are the first new Aldi Long Island locations since 2016. Once opened, Aldi will operate eight stores on Long Island, in addition to seven New York City stores across four boroughs, for a total of 15 stores in New York City and on Long Island.
“The goal of our expansion nationally and locally is to reach new shoppers, and we are growing on Long Island because people want Aldi in their communities,” said Bruce Persohn, South Windsor division VP for Aldi. “We’ve been operating on Long Island and in New York City for nearly 10 years and have been very successful, which is why we’re opening new stores, including our first store in Nassau County. Aldi customers trust us to offer an easy, enjoyable grocery shopping experience with the high-quality food and products they need at the lowest prices, and that’s why they love shopping with us. No matter what, we won’t be beat on price.”
Aldi’s intentional store design features five aisles filled with the most popular products in the most commonly purchased sizes. Aldi stores also have open ceilings, natural lighting and are built with environmentally friendly building materials.
Through the company’s national partnership with Instacart, Aldi offers online grocery delivery in more than 10,000 zip codes, which is 95 percent of Aldi stores. Aldi operates nearly 2,000 U.S. stores in 36 states.