Aldi growth continues with six new stores set to open on Thursday. / Photo courtesy: Aldi
Aldi will open six new stores on Thursday, as the discount grocery continues its swift expansion around the country.
“Our stores are designed to make grocery shopping smarter, faster and easier, and we’ve been voted the price leader for five years running,” said Matt Thon, Haines City, Florida, regional VP for Aldi, in a statement.
The new store openings include:
100 Independence Way, Danvers, Massachusetts
8580 Heritage Green Way Bradenton, Florida
14257 Hall Rd., Shelby Township, Michigan
7517 W. Cermak Rd., North Riverside, Illinois
61 Denton Plaza, Denton, Maryland
1131 Fording Island Rd., Bluffton, South Carolina
With a business model that is “intentionally different,” the Batavia, Illinois-based chain announced last October that it has been working on a new online shopping portal that would drive shoppers through its own channels, rather than solely through third-party platforms.
The no-frills German discount grocery chain teamed up with Spryker to develop a new digital commerce platform for its online food and grocery shopping experience for the U.S. market.
“Aldi, in partnership with Spryker Systems, is currently testing a new online food and grocery shopping experience with a select group of customers that will be rolled out nationally in a phased approach,” Scott Patton, Aldi’s VP of national buying, told WGB last fall. “The new digital commerce platform will offer grocery delivery or curbside pickup, providing yet another way for Aldi U.S. shoppers to save time and money.”
Boris Lokschin, co-founder and CEO of Spryker, a privately held technology company headquartered in Berlin and New York, said it has been working to provide a smooth experience for shoppers at the grocery retailer.
“Spryker’s composable and headless commerce platform offers a best-of-breed approach, providing enterprises with the flexibility and scalability needed to adjust to a constantly changing market, accelerating digital growth and transformation, and providing consumers with a more seamless and simple shopping experience,” Lokschin said in a statement.
Aldi operates more than 2,200 stores across 38 states.