ALDI has opened a new Corner Store in The Cannery located at inner Sydney suburb, Rosebery, custom built for the high density urban area, stocking an extensive range of ready-to-go meals, as well as artisan bakery items alongside ALDI’s grocery range.

The new Corner Store is the first to be located on a historic site – an almost hundred-year-old heritage-listed building which was once a soup factory.

“We are thrilled to be opening our Rosebery Corner Store in such a unique building, rich in history,” ALDI Corner Stores director, Huw Longman said.

“It was pivotal to ALDI that the design of this new store maintained the integrity and culture of The Cannery. Implementing our Corner Store format gave us the opportunity to utilise such a beautiful space which will provide both a modern and convenient shopping experience to the Rosebery community.

“ALDI’s Corner Stores have been designed to better meet the needs of our customers in high-density, urban areas. Shopping habits continue to evolve, and we are seeing a large audience of people who prefer shopping more frequently with a hyper-focus on convenience.”

The store leverages the natural light from the shape and design of The Cannery and boasts a convenience-led layout offering simple navigation, modern interior designs, and self-checkouts.

In addition to the store’s historical significance, ALDI has commissioned a unique mural created by local artist, Andrew Dennis who has been creating artwork for over 20 years.

Shoppers can take home a piece of the mural in the form of a first-of-its-kind shopping bag, priced at 99 cents, available exclusively at the Rosebery store.

“My concept for the mural was to use historical references to the site, which was originally a Cannery and draw a relationship to the new repurposed site as an ALDI Corner Store. The result is a boldly coloured, mixture of foods contained within canned goods as well as unrelated decorative elements which is typical of my work,” Dennis said.