Press release from ALDI:
ALDI will open a new Asheville location, offering a smarter, faster and easier grocery shopping experience. The new store will be located at 480 Swannanoa River Road and will replace the current store located at 470 Swannanoa River Road, which will close its doors on Thursday, Nov. 15.
To celebrate the new store opening, ALDI will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 8:45 a.m., followed by its popular Golden Ticket giveaway offering gift cards to the first 100 customers and enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win a year’s supply of ALDI produce.
The new Asheville ALDI store layout provides an improved in-store experience and features additional refrigeration space to accommodate even more fresh, healthy and convenient products. Compared to last year, 20 percent of the ALDI product selection is new. The ALDI product expansion is the next phase of the company’s aggressive, national growth and remodel plan. As part of the product expansion, ALDI is increasing its fresh food selection by 40 percent with many organic, convenient and easy-to-prepare options. ALDI stores also feature open ceilings, natural lighting and environmentally-friendly building materials. The store will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
“We want to make grocery shopping the best it can be, especially for our loyal customers in Asheville,” said Shaun O’Keefe, Jefferson division vice president for ALDI. “We’re so excited to open our new store and continue offering local residents high-quality groceries at affordable prices in our brand new Asheville store.”
The ALDI Experience
ALDI stores are different by design to give customers the best possible grocery shopping experience. A few ways ALDI provides value to its customers include:
· Offering a streamlined selection that removes the guesswork from shopping. Stores don’t carry two dozen types of peanut butter. The focus is carrying the best options at the best prices.
· Making the hottest food trends affordable and accessible and carrying a wide variety of award-winning products. In fact, ALDI has earned more than 300 product awards and recognitions since 2017 for its exclusive brands.
· Simplifying operations, including a .25-cent grocery cart rental and asking customers to bag their own groceries.
· Selling random items on purpose. Premium food and household products sold in stores for a limited time, called ALDI Finds, are available when our customers need them most, like rain boots in the spring or Dutch ovens near Thanksgiving.
This innovative approach has made ALDI one of the fastest-growing retailers in the U.S. As part of the company’s aggressiveexpansion plans, ALDI is adding 25,000 new jobs in stores, warehouses and offices nationwide by 2022. ALDI was named to the Forbes list of “America’s Best Large Employers” four years in a row and is proud to offer staff market-leading salaries and benefits. The retailer was also recognized as a 2018 National Top Workplace by Energage for the second consecutive year.
ALDI is always exploring ways to make grocery shopping even easier for its growing customer base. Currently, ALDI is in the midst of a national rollout with online grocery delivery service Instacart to bring convenience, quality and value to shoppers’ doorsteps. By Thanksgiving, ALDI Instacart will be available across 35 states in 5,000 new ZIP codes.