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Aldi to Add 800 U.S. Stores by 2028

The grocer has also completed its acquisition of Southeastern Grocers' Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarket banners.

Aldi has unveiled plans to add 800 stores nationwide by the end of 2028 through a combination of new openings and store conversions. 

As a key part of Aldi’s five-year expansion plans, the grocer has also completed its acquisition of Southeastern Grocers' Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarket banners, supporting Aldi’s expansion in a key region. The deal was announced in August 2023, and comprised 400 stores located throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Aldi’s projects its growth plans will cost more than $9 billion over the next five years, according to a media release. As part of its growth trajectory, the Essen, Germany-based discount grocer will:

  • Strengthen its already strong presence in the Northeast and Midwest, adding nearly 330 stores across both regions, and 
  • Grow its presence in the West by adding more stores in Southern California and Phoenix, and by entering new cities, including Las Vegas.

"Our growth is fueled by our customers, and they are asking for more Aldi stores in their neighborhoods nationwide," Jason Hart, CEO, Aldi, said in the release. "With up to 40% savings on groceries, new customers are inspired to try us out, and existing customers keep coming back. While price is important, we earn their loyalty by stocking our shelves with only the best products and offering a quicker, easier and more enjoyable shopping experience.”

"For more than a decade, Aldi has added hundreds of stores per year across the country," added Hart. "With our growth comes exciting opportunities for our teams and suppliers to grow with us."

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In the Southeast, in addition to organic growth through new store openings, a significant number of Winn-Dixie and Harveys stores will convert to the Aldi format over the next several years. Starting mid-summer, Aldi will begin a phased approach to the store conversion process. 

Approximately 50 stores will begin the conversion process during the latter half of 2024, with the majority of these stores reopening as Aldi in 2025. As announced last August, Aldi says it intends for a “meaningful amount” of Winn-Dixie and Harveys supermarkets to continue to operate under their current banners. 

As part of its growth, Aldi says it will also build and remodel stores with sustainable features such as energy-efficient LED lighting, environmentally friendly refrigeration systems, rooftop solar systems and other features.

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