ALDI has just added another two new stores to its 2016 South Australian rollout, with plans to have a total of 18 stores open in the state by the end of the year. Locals in Smithfield and Westlakes would have noticed new stores opening this week, while Gilles Plains will see a new store open next week.
Another three stores in Evanston, Golden Grove and Morphett Vale will open later this year, giving even more shoppers the chance to discover the ALDI difference. Which is basically going to a huge no-frills shopping warehouse for all the things. Does anyone else remember Franklins?
Actually, it’s better than that. Each of ALDI’s South Australian stores has adopted a new-look format, bringing innovations to the shopping experience for customers. New features include redesigned shelving, expanded wooden produce bays, as well as extended energy efficient chillers. As energy management remains a key priority for ALDI, stores also feature energy efficient LED lighting along with new point-of-sale displays and store signage.
ALDI has already opened stores in Parafield Gardens, Hallett Cove, Seaford Heights, Woodcroft, Mount Barker, St Agnes, Modbury, Noarlunga, Kilburn, Berri, Blakeview and Marion. It has committed to opening up to 50 stores in South Australia as part of its long-term expansion plans, with other confirmed store locations including Hawthorn, Nurioopta, and Adelaide Airport. Other areas of interest within South Australia include Port Pirie, Torrensville, and Kadina. ALDI’s investment in the state will also create up to 900 new permanent jobs as well as new and expanded supplier relationships.