Aldi Australia will become a new tenant within the Barker Plaza Shopping Centre (Mount Barker, SA) and has acquired a site in Hawthorn, which will service Mitcham and surrounding suburbs.
“Securing a site for Aldi in Mount Barker is very exciting and an important milestone for us, as we are committed to developing more than 50 new stores in South Australia,” said Viktor Jakupec, Aldi managing director, South Australia.
Timing for the Mount Barker site is subject to the review and approval of a development application. Mayor of Mount Barker Council, Ann Ferguson, has welcomed Aldi’s interest in the region. we are excited to welcome ALDI to Mount Barker. It reflects the growing opportunities for businesses in the region and will provide our local residents with rewarding career opportunities,” Mayor Ferguson said.
Aldi intends to submit a development application for the Hawthorn site, located on the corner of 198 Belair Road, in the coming months. The opening date for the store is dependent on the associated timing of this application and its approval along with projected construction of the store.
“The acquisition of this site in the inner south of Adelaide is exciting progress for us and for South Australian shoppers, who are curious and keen to experience the Aldi difference. Our value offering is unique, simple and compelling, high quality products at permanently low prices every day, saving our customers’ time and money,” said Mr Jakupec.
In 2014, Aldi sold over $121 million worth of grocery products from South Australian suppliers, as well as more than $20 million in fresh fruit and vegetable produce sourced from South Australian growers.
“Aldi’s expansion plans will result in increased supplier volumes, strengthening existing relationships as well as giving us the opportunity to develop a broader network of suppliers from South Australia,” Mr Jakupec said.
Aldi has now lodged 16 development applications across SA with the first SA stores expected to open in early 2016.