Aldi has opened its convenience-focused Corner Store at The Cannery in Rosebery, NSW, making it the first to be located on a historic site.
Using the natural light from the shape and design of The Cannery, the store offers consumers a convenience lead layout stocking ready-to-go meals from sandwiches to sushi, an artisan bakery, as well as Aldi’s usual grocery range.
Huw Longman, Director of Aldi Corner Stores, said it was pivotal to Aldi that the design of the store maintained the integrity and culture of The Cannery.
“Implementing our Corner Store format gave us the opportunity to utilise such a beautiful space which will provide both a modern and convenient shopping experience to the Rosebery community.”
Customers to the store at 85 Denning Street will find an artisan bakery, with goods such as baguettes, muffins, croissants, and donuts, all baked locally in NSW.
“Aldi’s Corner Stores have been designed to better meet the needs of our customers in high-density, urban areas. Shopping habits continue to evolve, and we are seeing a large audience of people who prefer shopping more frequently with a hyper-focus on convenience.
“The Aldi Corner Store is designed purposefully to meet these needs, taking convenience and creativity, and combining it with the kind of quality and savings that only Aldi can offer,” said Longman.
The Corner Store will also feature a mural created by local artist Andrew Dennis, with Dennis drawing inspiration from the building’s origins as a soup factory to create a captivating installation.
“My concept for the mural was to use historical references to the site, which was originally a Cannery and draw a relationship to the new repurposed site as an Aldi Corner Store. The result is a boldly coloured, mixture of foods contained within canned goods as well as unrelated decorative elements which is typical of my work,” explained Dennis.
Visitors to the store will be able to take home a piece of Dennis’ mural in the form of a 99c shopping bag, which will feature a portion of Dennis’ mural.