First published on TheShout, written by Andy Young.
Aldi Australia this week has given an update on its ongoing plans for expansion of the store network, providing a list of eagerly anticipated openings [opening dates updated below] in locations across the Eastern seaboard, South Australia and Western Australia.
The German retailer said that it will be expanding on its current network of 473 stores across the country and that it is “eager to bring the ALDI difference to more Australians”.
“In addition to ALDI stores already opened this year, we can confirm plans to open in the following locations across the Eastern seaboard, South Australia and Western Australia,” a spokesperson for Aldi Australia said.
“In New South Wales, new stores will open in Hillsdale, Wetherill Park, Macarthur Square, Narellan, Riverwood and Maitland. In Queensland, new locations include Drewvale, Caboolture and Coorparoo. The next stores to open in Victoria are Campbellfield, Bell Park, Tarneit Central, Gladstone Park, Springvale and The Glen.
“In South Australia, there are plans to open in Kensington Park, Adelaide Airport, Aldinga, Victor Harbor, Ingle Farm and Nuriootpa. New store locations in Western Australia include Spearwood, South Fremantle, Bunbury, Banksia Grove, Busselton, Northam, Yokine and Currambine.”
The spokesperson also said that all of the new stores will be built to the new format the retailer is using in Australia, which is aimed at creating a better shopping experience.
“Each of these stores will follow our new format, with clearer signage, redesigned shelving and expanded wooden produce bays, energy efficient LED lighting and extended chillers. This will allow for a more pleasant and efficient shopping experience, while also catering for an expanded range across our fresh meat, produce and health categories.
“While the new format means a better shopping experience for customers, it won’t lead to higher prices. We look forward to helping even more shoppers discover the benefits ALDI can bring to their wallets and their lifestyles.”
UPDATE 4:40pm – ALDI new store openings in 2017
South Fremantle; Bunbury (WA)
[Correction: Maitland is the only NSW store opening in July, according to an ALDI spokesperson (4/7/17). The dates for Hillsdale, Wetherill Park, Macarthur Square, Narellan, and Riverwood openings have not been released.]
Adelaide Airport (SA)
Bell Park (VIC)
Tarneit Central; The Glen (VIC)
Kensington Park (SA)
Aldinga; Victor Harbor; Ingle Farm (SA)
Gladstone Park (VIC)
Banksia Grove; Busselton; Northam; Yokine; Currambine (WA)