Aldi, the global grocery giant, has recently been making moves to solidify its hold on the U.K. market and is now turning its attention toward the United States. It has been announced through recent news sources that the company is soon to be opening a new, larger grocery store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, introducing a new format.
According to local news source Billy Penn, the new Aldi will feature a “fresh foods” section that’s 40 percent larger than the brand’s older stores, Center Valley Division Vice President Bob Grammer said in an email.
With an entrance on Ridge Avenue just before it hits Broad, the store is the first Philadelphia Aldi that’s part of a mixed-use development, taking up the ground floors of a 14-story tower.
Aldi’s newest Philly location will have six aisles and feature open ceilings, covering about 25,000 square feet. The building, located at 1300 Fairmount Avenue, will also house 475 apartments, a preschool, and a built-in parking garage.
The news source noted the new Aldi location will open at some point in November.
This new store opening follows the retailer’s recent announcement to invest more than $5 billion in the U.S.
As Aldi continues to expand, is this new format the way of the future, and what other new stores are on the horizon? Deli Market News will keep you updated with the latest.