Aldi recently opened its newest Florida store on Oakland Park Boulevard in Sunrise. This new location is one of a growing list of South Florida locations since the grocer first arrived in the state in 2008.
In the past decade, Aldi has expanded its footprint to more than 150 stores statewide and there are currently 39 Aldi stores in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties.
Nationwide, Aldi is on pace to become the nation's third-largest "value" retail grocer, operating more than 2,000 stores in 36 states. Aldi recently invested more than $5 billion in a multiyear initiative to open hundreds of new locations.
"As we continue to expand, we promise to do everything in our power to offer the lowest prices, every day, without exception," Jason Hart, CEO of Aldi U.S., said in a press release. "In fact, as food costs continue to rise across the country, we're lowering prices on hundreds of items to meet our customers' increased need for savings."
The grocer's no-frills approach to shopping keeps overhead low. That also means Aldi doesn’t offer bags at checkout, so make sure to bring your totes. And bring change to rent a shopping cart for a quarter as well. (You get your quarter back when you return the cart.)
According to Chris Hewitt, vice president of Aldi's Royal Palm Beach division, the Florida expansion goes hand in hand with the company's push to increase its fresh-food selection by 40 percent over the past few years.
"Offering the best products at affordable prices is something that never goes out of style," says Hewitt. "We look forward to offering Florida customers more as we grow the Aldi footprint over the coming years."