ALDI has confirmed that the grocery retailer is in the initial stages of discussions to potentially locate a warehouse in Moreno Valley, Calif. Additionally, ALDI is further developing its plans to expand to Southern California, and will share more information as those details are finalized.
With more than 1,200 stores across two-thirds of the country, ALDI has grown without merger or acquisition. Over the last several years, ALDI has added, on average, 80 new stores each year, serving more than 25 million customers each month.
At ALDI, customers can expect to find more than 1,400 of the most frequently purchased grocery items, including fresh meats, fruits, vegetables and bakery products, under ALDI exclusive brands for prices up to 50% less than traditional supermarkets, company officials say.
To ensure its exclusive brands meet or exceed the national brands on taste and quality, ALDI conducts rigorous testing on all of its products, officials add. ALDI stands behind this quality with a Double Guarantee: If for any reason a customer is not 100% satisfied with any ALDI food product, the grocer will gladly replace the product and refund the customer’s money.
A model of efficiency, ALDI reduces overhead costs by employing smart business practices such as a smaller store footprint, open carton displays and encouragement of customers to bring their own shopping bags. In addition, new ALDI stores feature natural lighting and environmentally friendly building materials.