First ALDI Texas Stores to Open March 18 Grocer to help shoppers save up to 50 percent on high quality fresh foods

Bring more than 400 jobs to North Texas

DENTON, Texas, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- While other grocers have closed stores, cut jobs and left shoppers with fewer choices, select assortment discount grocer, ALDI, will open its first 11 Texas stores throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex area on March 18, offering a smarter alternative for shoppers looking to save without compromising on quality.

ALDI will open a total of 27 North Texas stores this spring.  Following the first 11 stores opening in March, another 9 stores will open in April, and an additional seven in May.  

"There's no better time than now for great prices, good jobs and a lasting community investment," said Scott Huska, ALDI Denton division vice president. "Whether shoppers need to stretch a budget or simply choose to have more money to spend on other things, North Texans can count on us for high quality select brands at prices no one else can touch."  

ALDI will have invested more than $150 million in capital expenditures in the Texas market.  The grocer's regional investment includes its approximately $50 million, 500,000-square-foot Denton distribution center that employs about 75 local residents.

In addition to partnering with local Texas suppliers, ALDI has brought more than 400 new jobs to the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex area in the last year, offering benefits and compensation well above the industry standard.  ALDI employees who work at least 20 hours weekly receive full benefits (including medical, dental and vision insurance, plus 401k).

Known for offering high quality fresh produce, fresh meats and grocery items at significant savings compared to the competition, the grocer's streamlined approach allows ALDI to offer unbeatable prices on more than 1,400 of the most frequently purchased items, without the hassle of clipping coupons or buying in bulk.  Customers can expect high quality ALDI select brands at prices an average of 15 percent to 20 percent less than big box discounters and 30 percent to 40 percent less than traditional supermarkets.  

To ensure its ALDI select brands meet or exceed the taste and quality of the national name brands, ALDI carefully monitors and tests each product regularly throughout the year at its test kitchen in Batavia, Ill.  

ALDI launches its first Texas stores during a time of high consumer demand that has driven significant growth for the grocer, including a total of 100 new U.S. stores this year.

ALDI stores opening March 18 include:

  1. 3632 Frankford Road, Dallas
  2. 700 Alta Mere, Ft. Worth
  3. 6951 Preston Road, Frisco
  4. 1628 Precinct Line Road, Hurst
  5. 1601 W. Northwest Highway, Garland
  6. 3635 Gus Thomasson Road, Mesquite
  7. 7440 McCart Ave., Ft. Worth
  8. 5728 N. Tarrant Parkway, Ft. Worth
  9. 5617 S. Hulen Street, Ft. Worth
  10. 8034 Chrysalis Drive, Dallas
  11. 2417 W. Park Row Blvd., Pantego

A retailer that has grown without merger or acquisition, the expansion into Texas marks 31 states which ALDI currently serves.

About ALDI Inc.

A leader in the grocery retailing industry since 1976, ALDI has more than 1,000 U.S. stores located in 31 states primarily from Kansas to the East Coast serving more than 20 million customers each month.  A select assortment discount grocer featuring its own ALDI select brands, ALDI applies smart and efficient operational and business practices to save customers up to 50 percent on their grocery bill.  ALDI, named 2009 Retailer of the Year by PL Buyer, sells more than 1,400 of the most frequently purchased grocery and household items in manageable, non-bulk packaging.  For more information about ALDI, go to www.aldi.us.

SOURCE ALDI Inc.



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