Aldi continues WA and SA expansion with more stores
Aldi will be opening more stores in both Western Australia and South Australia.
The discount German supermarket chain said it will be opening 14 new WA stores and 10 more in SA by the end of 2017.
The WA stores will be located in Morley, Cockburn, Lakelands, South Fremantle, Spearwood, Banksia Grove and Secret Harbour.
The SA stores will be in Hawthorn, Aldinga, Nuriootpa, Kensington Park, Port Pirie, Adelaide Airport and Victor Habor.
The new store announcements come just one year after Aldi first entered SA and only six months since it first started trading in WA.
An Aldi spokesperson said by the end of 2016, Aldi had already served approximately 3.2 million WA shoppers and four million SA shoppers.
“We look forward to helping even more people discover the benefits Aldi can bring to their wallets and lifestyles in 2017,” the spokesperson said.
The new stores will bring Aldi’s total store count for WA to 33 and 28 for SA. Aldi says its long-term strategy is to open up to 70 WA stores and at least 50 SA stores.
Up to 500 new jobs will be created from the opening of the new stores.
What Aldi shoppers want in Western Australia
Aldi’s spokesperson said there has been a strong demand for its chocolate, cleaning products, eggs, locally grown beef and fresh produce in WA.
“We have also seen excitement and enthusiasm for Aldi’s Weekly Special Buys, especially our seasonal Christmas range,” the spokesperson said.
What SA Aldi shoppers want
In South Australia, Aldi says there has also been enthusiasm for its Weekly Special Buys, alongside a couple of key products.
“Our South Australian customers value locally grown produce and brands available at Aldi, from suppliers such as Fruchocs and Spring Gully,” Aldi’s spokesperson said.
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