Aldi Australia has reached a significant milestone in South Australia, opening its 25th store in the state.
The newest store, which is located in the coastal town of Victor Harbor, comes less than two years after Aldi first set up shop in South Australia.
Aldi South Australia managing director Viktor Jakupec said the company will continue to expand next year, with the long-term plan being to open up to 50 stores across the state. The retailer said this would provide South Australians with increased grocery options and employment opportunities, creating up to 900 new permanent jobs state-wide.
“We’re delighted to reach this important milestone,” Jakupec said. “Our growth in South Australia demonstrates that the local community has embraced the Aldi shopping experience, which offers high-quality products at permanently low prices.
“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.”
Along with Victor Harbor, the retailer opened stores in South Australia in 2017: Aldinga, Nuriootpa, Kensington Park, Hawthorn, Adelaide Airport and Ingle Farm.
These were in addition to the 18 stores Aldi opened in South Australia in 2016, including Parafield Gardens, Hallett Cove, Seaford Heights, Woodcroft, Mount Barker, St Agnes, Modbury, Noarlunga, Kilburn, Berri, Blakeview, Marion, Smithfield, West Lakes, Gilles Plains, Evanston, Golden Grove and Morphett Vale.
This story was originally published by C&I Retailing.
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