Batavia, IL — Aldi U.S. says it will open approximately 100 new locations nationwide in 2021, with a focus on Arizona, California, Florida and the Northeast. The company also says it further expand its ecommerce offering throughout 2021, adding curbside pickup service to 500 more stores by years end, bringing the total to more than 1,200 locations. It will also continue to offer delivery through Instacart from nearly all of its stores.
Aldi is also breaking ground on a new regional headquarters and distribution center in Loxley, AL, which will support its expansion throughout the Gulf Coast region. The 564,000-square-foot facility is the company’s sixth distribution center in the southern U.S., and it will be equipped to service up to 100 stores in Alabama, Southern Georgia, Mississippi, the Florida Panhandle and Louisiana.
The distribution center will feature several sustainable building elements, such as solar panels, LED lighting and an environmentally friendly refrigeration system, the company says. The facility will also create 200 jobs when it opens next year. Once the distribution center is in place, Aldi says it plans to open as many as 35 new Gulf Coast-area stores by the end of 2022, with the first two stores in Tallahassee, FL, slated to open later this year.
“We’re incredibly proud to continue growing in all aspects of our business, from opening new stores to enhancing our eCommerce offerings, especially in light of the challenges businesses have faced in the last year,” says Jason Hart, CEO, Aldi U.S. “Our commitment to our shoppers, new and existing, is the same — we will do everything in our power to offer the lowest possible prices every day — and we look forward to supporting more communities across the country with amazing Aldi products at a value that can’t be matched.”