Aldi Plans 800-Store Expansion Across the U.S. by 2028

by Hayden Spiess

Batavia, Ill. — German discount grocer Aldi has announced plans to add 800 new locations across the United States by the end of 2028. The company will invest more than $9 billion into the expansion plan, which will be implemented through a combination of new openings and store conversions.

In August, Aldi acquired American grocery brands Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarket as part of a larger divestiture of parent company Southeastern Grocers. Aldi’s expansion plans in the Southeast include both new openings and converting some of the former Winn-Dixie and Harveys locations to Aldi-branded stores. The locations that are not converted will continue to operate under the Winn-Dixie and Harveys brands.

Aldi plans to add nearly 330 stores across the Northeast and Midwest. Additionally, Aldi will expand its presence in the West by adding more stores in Southern California and Phoenix, as well as entering new markets such as Las Vegas.

“Our growth is fueled by our customers, and they are asking for more Aldi stores in their neighborhoods nationwide,” says Jason Hart, CEO of Aldi. “With this commitment to add 800 stores in the next five years, we’ll be where our shoppers need us while positively impacting the communities we serve.” 

Aldi expects to begin converting 50 Winn-Dixie and Harveys stores during the latter half of 2024, with the majority of these stores reopening in 2025. New and remodeled stores will feature sustainable features such as energy-efficient LED lighting, environmentally friendly refrigeration systems and rooftop solar systems.

Aldi is headquartered in Batavia, a western suburb of Chicago. The grocer currently operates approximately 2,300 stores across 39 states.

— Channing Hamilton

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