Aldi announces opening of renovated store, hiring event in October


By Tony Baker - abaker@dailyadvocate.com



GREENVILLE — Local shoppers will enjoy a number of new features and products when the newly remodeled Aldi location reopens later this month.

“Our updated Greenville store will deliver a modern and convenient shopping experience with a focus on fresh items, including more robust produce, dairy and bakery sections,” said Aldi Springfield Division Vice President Sarah Brown.

According to Brown, the new 12,000-square-foot store will feature open ceilings, natural lighting and environmentally-friendly building materials, including recycled materials, energy-saving refrigeration units and LED lighting.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the remodeled Greenville store will be held Tuesday, October 17 at 8:30 a.m. Following the ceremony, customers will be offered a tour of the updated location, samples of Aldi-exclusive-brand merchandise, and the chance to be entered in an on-site sweepstakes to win a number of prizes. The new store will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

Renovations at the Greenville store are part of Aldi’s $1.6 billion plan to enhance more than 1,300 stores nationwide by 2020. They also plan to open over 600 new stores by 2018, expanding into new markets such as southern California. The retailer currently operates in 35 states.

“With this significant investment in our stores, what we’re really doing is continuing to invest in our customers,” Brown said. “We’re bringing people who know and love Aldi, as well as new customers, an even better, more welcoming store to shop in.”

According to Brown, the updated store will continue to provide fresh, high-quality groceries at low prices. But there will also be new items to choose from.

“Over the last several years, we’ve expanded our selection to offer a wide range of premium groceries,” Brown said. “In addition to staples such as bread, dairy and a variety of fresh produce, Greenville customers will find a growing selection of organics, USDA Choice meats, a gluten-free product line, and other options.”

The new store will also feature products free from most artificial ingredients and preservatives, as well as a line of meats free from antibiotics, added hormones and animal by-products. According to a press release issued in February by Aldi CEO Jason Hart, artificial ingredients such as MSG, certified synthetic colors and partially hydrogenated oils have been eliminated from all Aldi exclusive brand foods.

Aldi also plans to hire approximately three additional employees to staff the Greenville location once renovations are complete. Those wishing to apply can attend a hiring event Monday, October 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Greenville store.

Renovation of the Greenville store is part of a nationwide plan to expand into new markets and update more than 1,300 stores.
Renovation of the Greenville store is part of a nationwide plan to expand into new markets and update more than 1,300 stores. Courtesy photo

By Tony Baker

abaker@dailyadvocate.com

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