Aldi is seeking to cater to new parts of the country, according to new reports pointing to the company's interest in the attractive Texas market. The retailer plans to invest $66 million for remodeling Texas stores across the upcoming three years, as well as opening new locations, and possible expansions to its distribution centers.
Scott Huska, Division Vice President for Aldi’s Denton Region stated to The Dallas News that Aldi currently has two distribution centers in Texas, in Denton and Rosenburg. At its Denton distribution center, the retailer owns 183 acres which would easily allow room for a future expansion as Aldi adds new stores to its servicing area, Huska said. The Denton distribution center currently services 54 stores, with room to take on more.
As we recently reported, Aldi made headlines by announcing a $3.4 billion investment into U.S. markets, with 1,300 stores remodeled by 2020, and its total number of stores boosted to 2,500 by the end of 2022. According to The Dallas News, the North Texas division plans to open 5 to 10 stores a year, with more additions possible to its Rosenburg division.
The Dallas News also reported that Texas stores are already underway for the proposed remodel, with one store in Rockwall finished and a Richardson store to be completed later this month. The remodel includes, among other things, 1,000- to 1,500-square-feet of room added for fresh foods.
Aldi also has a number of new stores already under way in the Texas market. The Dallas News stated that the chain opened its fifth store in Forth Worth, a new store in Allen, and a second Denton location under construction right now. Later this year, Aldi will open stores in Rockwall, The Colony, and Little Elm.
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