Aldi is one retail format that is always in constant expansion mode as it continues to hit its stride here in the U.S. With Florida providing an ideal range of diverse demographics and shopping demands, the grocer is once again expanding its footprint in the Sunshine State, adding to its count of approximately 20 stores in the Tampa Bay area.
The grocer has filed plans with the city to build the location near the intersection of Highwoods Preserve Parkway and Bruce. B Downs Boulevard. The design of the store will encompass 20,400 square feet, according to Tampa Bay Times.
Aldi’s aggressive expansion plans come as no surprise to many as they have made a notable impact over the past few years throughout the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, California—and more often now, Florida. The chain plans to have 2,500 locations by the end of 2022.
Formerly a Ruby Tuesday restaurant that closed last year, Aldi is asking the city to approve plans to turn the property into the food retailer.
What awaits the competitive East Coast state for all-things grocery? Stay tuned to Deli Market News as we keep our finger on the pulse of the retail landscape.