Trusted grocer plans to add 150 new stores, on track to become third-largest grocery retailer
Mobile, Alabama, Feb. 21, 2022 — Grocery shopping in the Mobile and Pensacola areas is getting smarter, faster and easier. As part of a Gulf Coast expansion, ALDI, one of the country’s most trusted grocers,* is opening its first Mobile, Alabama, store on March 3, and its first Navarre, Florida, store on March 10. ALDI plans to open approximately 20 new stores this year across Alabama, the Florida Panhandle, Louisiana and Mississippi.
To celebrate the store openings, ALDI will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:30 a.m. March 3 in Mobile, and 8:30 a.m. March 10 in Navarre. The first 100 customers at each store will receive a gift bag featuring a sampling of ALDI Fan Favorites products, and a gift card as part of the ALDI Golden Ticket gift card giveaway program. Shoppers can also enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win a $500 ALDI gift card.
The new stores, at 5021 Rangeline Crossing Drive in Mobile, and 8816 Navarre Parkway in Navarre, will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Both stores offer the convenience of grocery delivery and, starting March 17 in Mobile and March 24 in Navarre, curbside pickup.
“We’re thrilled to continue our Gulf Coast expansion and open our first stores in the Mobile-Pensacola area. ALDI is intentionally different, and we can’t wait for area shoppers to discover ALDI for the first time,” said Heather Moore, Division Vice President for ALDI. “We offer easy access to affordable fresh food and household essentials, as well as a great selection of regional items. Our new Gulf Coast locations will carry local favorites such as Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning, Crystal’s Hot Sauce, Blue Plate Mayonnaise, Blue Bell Ice Cream and Luzianne Sweet Tea.”
With its aggressive nationwide growth in recent years, ALDI is on track to open 150 new stores and become the third-largest U.S. grocery retailer by store count by the end of this year. Additionally, a new ALDI distribution center for the Gulf Coast region, in Loxley, Alabama, is under construction and expected to open later this year. Over time, the distribution center will serve approximately 100 stores throughout the region.
Here are just a few things that make the ALDI experience unique:
Low-price leader: Access to affordable groceries is important, and the company’s commitment to low prices is unwavering. For the past 10 years, ALDI has been named the Value Leader among U.S. grocery stores, according to the Market Force Information® U.S. Grocery Competitive Study.**
ALDI-Exclusive Products: ALDI sells mostly exclusive brands made by the best partners. ALDI products are rigorously tested to be as good as or better than national brands**. Mobile and Navarre shoppers will find fresh, organic produce, an unbeatable cheese and wine selection, and food for every taste and lifestyle (gluten-free, plant-based, dairy alternatives, etc.). Shoppers will also discover weekly offerings of limited-time ALDI Finds like candles, delicious seasonal food, home goods and more.
Quality: ALDI is so confident in its products that every item is backed by its Twice as Nice Guarantee.*** If for any reason a customer is not 100% satisfied with the quality of a product, ALDI will gladly replace the product AND refund it.
Online shopping and curbside pickup: Customers want convenient shopping options, which is why nearly all ALDI locations offer grocery delivery, and Curbside Grocery Pickup is expanding to 1,500 stores by the end of 2022.**** Visit shop.aldi.us to place an order.
Store size: ALDI stores are designed for simplicity and efficiency, packed with the products shoppers love. A typical ALDI store is approximately 12,000 square feet of retail space, making it easier to shop than oversized grocery stores.
Work with ALDI: ALDI is an award-winning employer that is nationally acclaimed for prioritizing its employees and their well-being. Known for offering highly competitive wages and industry-leading benefits, ALDI has been recognized as one of America’s Best Large Employers by Forbes six times in the past seven years. As one of the fastest-growing retailers in the U.S., ALDI is constantly creating new jobs in local communities, coast to coast. To learn more about working at ALDI and search job openings, go to careers.aldi.us.
About ALDI U.S. ALDI is one of America's fastest-growing retailers, serving millions of customers across the country each month. With more than 2,100 stores across 38 states, ALDI is on track to become the third-largest grocery retailer by store count by the end of 2022. When it comes to value, ALDI won't be beat on price. For 10 years running, ALDI has held the esteemed title of Value Leader among U.S. grocery stores according to the latest Market Force Information® U.S. Grocery Competitive Study.** ALDI has also been No. 1 for price according to the Dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index Report for five years running. Since 1976, ALDI has offered a unique shopping experience where customers never have to compromise on quality, selection or value. In fact, 1 in 3 ALDI-brand products are award-winning.*** Customers can save time and money by conveniently shopping in-store or online at shop.aldi.us. ALDI also proudly serves as a Feeding America Leadership Partner, donating 30 million pounds of food each year in an effort to end hunger in America. For more information about ALDI, visit aldi.us.
* Voted most trusted Discount Grocery Store Chain by American shoppers based on the 2022 BrandSpark® American Trust Study. **According to annual surveys of U.S. consumers conducted 2011-18 and 2020-21 by Market Force Information. ® ***A receipt is required to receive a refund in the original form of payment. Customers who do not provide a receipt will receive an ALDI gift card equal to the current retail price of the returned item. The Twice as Nice Guarantee does not apply to nonfood ALDI Finds items, alcohol, national brands or issues unrelated to quality. ****Curbside pickup and delivery available in certain areas only. Prices may vary depending on the platform used. Additional fees apply to curbside and delivery orders. Items on sale in the store may not be on sale through the Instacart platform. Prices and availability are subject to delays or errors and may change without notice. As a result, the in-store price of a particular item at the time a purchase is made, including for weighted items, may differ from what is available through the Instacart platform. Additional fees apply to online orders.?