ALDI debuts fresh design of remodeled Austin store

Published 9:26 am Saturday, September 7, 2019

Retailer investing $1.9B to update US Stores

ALDI will welcome shoppers back to its renovated Austin store when it reopens Wednesday, Sept. 11.

The store, at 1700 17th St. Northwest, is part of a $1.9 billion initiative to remodel and expand more than 1,300 ALDI stores nationwide by the end of 2020. Locally, ALDI is investing more than $6 million to update five stores in Rochester-Mason City-Austin and the surrounding area.

To celebrate, ALDI will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:25 a.m., Wednesday, followed by its popular Golden Ticket giveaway offering gift cards to the first 100 customers. Shoppers can also enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win a year’s supply of ALDI produce.

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The updated Austin ALDI store layout features expansive refrigeration space to accommodate the fresh, healthy and convenient products people want most. ALDI recently expanded its product offerings, making 20percent of its total selection new. This expansion is part of the company’s aggressive national growth and remodel plan, and it includes a 40 percent increase in its fresh food selection, with many organic, convenient and easy-to-prepare options.

ALDI stores also feature open ceilings, natural lighting and environmentally friendly building materials. The Austin store will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

“The updated ALDI store layout has even more to offer shoppers. Stores are easier to navigate and have more space for the products people love the most,” said Matt Lilla, Faribault division vice president for ALDI. “We can’t wait to show our customers in Austin their newly remodeled store, and continue providing the affordable, high-quality foods we know they love at ALDI.”

Known for offering market-leading wages and health insurance, ALDI is one of the fastest-growing retailers in the U.S., creating new opportunities for people locally and nationwide. ALDI is adding 25,000 new jobs in stores, warehouses and offices across the country by the end of 2022. ALDI was named to the Forbes list of “America’s Best Large Employers” five years in a row and was recognized as a 2019 and 2018 Indeed Best Places to Work: Compensation and Benefits. As an employer of choice, ALDI is consistently looking to hire the best and brightest talent to join its team. To learn more about working at ALDI and search current job openings, go to careers.