The coronavirus pandemic has done little to slow Aldi’s growth: the low-price supermarket chain has opened its 2,000 U.S. store, and it plans to open 70 more brick-and-mortar locations in 2020.
Four of those new stores will be in the greater Phoenix area, representing a new market for Aldi as well as its first locations in Arizona. In 2021, Aldi plans to open stores in its 38th state, Louisiana, and will break ground on a new regional headquarters and distribution center located in Loxley, Ala. The new DC also will support Aldi stores in southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.
In May 2020, Aldi announced its plans to expand curbside pickup to 600 stores in 35 states by the end of July.
“As we continue to expand, we promise to do everything in our power to offer the lowest prices, every day, without exception,” said Jason Hart, CEO, Aldi U.S. in a statement. “In fact, as food costs are rising across the country, we’re lowering prices on hundreds of items to meet our customers’ increased need for savings.”