Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New Aldi headed to Pineville

Aldi, the private label grocer known for rock-bottom prices, is set to open a new store in Pineville late next month.

The chain, which has six stores in Charlotte and more in the surrounding areas, will open the new store for business on Thursday, July 28. The Aldi will be located at 10629 Park Road. Members of the public are invited to a grand opening and tour of the store - with samples - on Wednesday, July 27.

Aldi has a devoted following. The store keeps prices down (it claims by as much as 50 percent vs. traditional grocers) by offering a much smaller selection of only non-brand name goods than a traditional supermarket. This store will feature some 1,400 products, compared to the tens of thousands stocked at a Food Lion or a Harris Teeter.

The chain also features its own quirky practices it claims save money, including a 25 cent deposit for shopping carts and no free grocery bags. You can read more about those here.

The retailer, which is owned by the same German company that owns Trader Joe's, says it plans to open a total of 80 new US stores this year, adding to its 1,100 current locations.


tim said...

poor people unite!!!!

Anonymous said...

Smart shoppers unite!

Frank said...
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Anonymous said...

Yes, but when will the Whole Foods near SouthPark open?

ReallyErica said...

We are complete ALDI converts. We LOVE it. Our practice is now to first shop at ALDI and then pick up anything else we need at Walmart or Food Lion. The amount we are saving on our monthly grocery bill (for a family of six) would blow you away! And, amazingly, even my pickiest family members like all the ALDI products. Do like we did and give it a multi-try test run--you'll discover ALDI rocks! :-)