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Aldi Plans To Add 800 New Stores By 2028

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Batavia, Illinois-based Aldi has shared plans to add 800 stores nationwide by the end of 2028 through a combination of new openings and store conversions.

As a key part of its plans, Aldi also announced the completion of its acquisition of Southeastern Grocers’ Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarket banners, which will drive significant growth in the Southeast region over the next few years.

“Our growth is fueled by our customers, and they are asking for more Aldi stores in their neighborhoods nationwide,” said Aldi CEO Jason Hart.

“With up to 40 percent savings on groceries, new customers are inspired to try us out, and existing customers keep coming back. While price is important, we earn their loyalty by stocking our shelves with only the best products and offering a quicker, easier and more enjoyable shopping experience. With this commitment to add 800 stores in the next five years, we’ll be where our shoppers need us while positively impacting the communities we serve.”

Aldi will invest more than $9 billion over the next five years on its national expansion, adding new locations across the country. As part of its growth trajectory, Aldi will strengthen its already strong presence in the Northeast and Midwest, adding nearly 330 stores across both regions by the end of 2028. Aldi will also grow its presence in the West by adding more stores in Southern California and Phoenix — and by entering new cities, such as Las Vegas.

ALDI acquires Winn-Dixie Harveys Supermarket from SEG

“For more than a decade, Aldi has added hundreds of stores per year across the country,” Hart said. “This success would not be possible without our dedicated team members and supplier partners that bring our customers value and convenience every day. With our growth comes exciting opportunities for our teams and suppliers to grow with us.”

In the Southeast, the acquisition of Southeastern Grocers and its Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarket banners support Aldi expansion in a key region. In addition to organic growth through new store openings, a significant number of Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarkets will convert to the Aldi format over the next several years.

Starting mid-summer, Aldi will begin a phased approach to the store conversion process. The retailer anticipates that about 50 stores will begin the conversion process during the latter half of 2024, with the majority of these stores reopening as Aldi in 2025.

As announced last August, Aldi intends for a meaningful number of Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarkets to continue to operate under their current banners. Both Aldi and Southeastern Grocers are committed to a seamless transition and continuing to deliver excellent value and customer service to their shoppers.

“With a long history of serving the Southeast, our steadfast commitment to helping our customers stretch their hard-earned dollars has remained a constant priority,” said Anthony Hucker, president and CEO, Southeastern Grocers.

“As we begin this next chapter, we will continue to deliver the quality, service and value our customers have come to expect from us.”

Hart concluded, “With the acquisition of Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarkets, Aldi will serve even more communities in the Southeast, bringing us closer to our customers in a region where we’ve already experienced significant demand for affordable, quality groceries. As we look ahead to this next chapter in our company history, both the Aldi and SEG teams will play a critical role in driving the business forward for our future collective success.”

As part of its growth, Aldi will build and remodel stores with sustainable features such as energy-efficient LED lighting, environmentally friendly refrigeration systems and rooftop solar systems.

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