The opening of ALDI Victor Harbor this week comes less than two years after ALDI first opened its doors in South Australia.
ALDI Australia Managing Director of South Australia Viktor Jakupec says the brand’s growth in the state demonstrates that the local community has embraced the ALDI shopping experience.
“We’re delighted to reach this important milestone,” he said. “We look forward to continuing our expansion in 2018, opening more stores to allow even more shoppers the opportunity to discover the difference ALDI can make to their wallets and their lifestyles.”
Since opening in February 2016, ALDI has served about ten million South Australian shoppers, with 30.7 per cent of local households having visited an ALDI store.
With a strong presence in metropolitan areas, in 2018 ALDI says it will focus on expanding into regional areas with store openings planned for Port Pirie, Murray Bridge and Kadina. Its long-term expansion will see up to 50 stores developed across the state.
ALDI employs more than 400 people in its South Australian corporate office, Regency Park Distribution Centre and store network. It partners with 32 local businesses, including San Remo, Bickfords, Beerenberg and Spring Gully.
This year, ALDI has opened stores in Aldinga, Nuriootpa, Kensington Park, Hawthorn and Adelaide Airport, with Ingle Farm and Victor Harbor both opening today (December 6).