ALDI Opening an Overwhelming Success!
As early as 6:45 this morning, crowds began to assemble for the 9 am opening of Annandale's newest retailer, ALDI.
Supervisor Penny Gross offered a warm and gracious welcome to the ALDI staff and management followed by the official ribbon cutting. So large was the crowd, that at any given time at least 40 people remained outside waiting for shopping carts. Inside, shoppers were greeted with a beautifully appointed modern space stocked with colorful fresh fruits & vegetables, seasonal specials such as spare ribs for the weekend BBQ, vibrantly colored hanging pots of summer flowers for only $5.99, gluten-free product lines, and pantry items to meet every culinary taste. ALDI is known for high-quality groceries at incredibly low prices, which was more than apparent today.
The Chamber wishes ALDI great success with their Annandale store and thanks the Annandale Shopping Center for bringing ALDI to our community.
ALDI Annandale will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, and accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
In the Annandale Shopping Center
7000 Columbia Pike (at Gallows Road)
Annandale, VA 22003
ALDI, One of America’s Favorite Grocers
Will Open Annandale Store
ALDI, one of America’s favorite grocery stores*, will offer the community a fresh shopping experience as it opens its store in Annandale. The new store will be anything but ordinary. ALDI has a unique style when it comes to grocery shopping, and by doing things a little differently, will help deliver big savings to Annandale shoppers. To be conveniently located in the Annandale Shopping Center on Columbia Pike at Gallows Road, ALDI will be a welcome addition to Annandale retail. Further details (grand opening and hiring) will be available in the months ahead on the Annandale Chamber of Commerce website.
ALDI is an easy-to-shop grocery store that offers the best weekly must-haves like fresh meat and produce, bread, dairy, and household items, all while helping customers save up to 50 percent** on their grocery bills.
“We’re eager to open our store in Annandale,” said Jeff Baehr, Frederick division vice president for ALDI. “We look forward to showing the Annandale community the significant benefits that can come from shopping at ALDI, both for their wallets and lifestyles.”
To help shoppers save money, ALDI stores are 90 percent exclusive brands – with a few national brands mixed in. ALDI will bring Annandale shoppers a wide range of groceries, such as organic produce, USDA Choice beef, the liveGfreeTM gluten-free product line and the SimplyNature line of products free from over 125 artificial ingredients and preservatives. All ALDI exclusive brand food products are free of certified synthetic colors, partially hydrogenated oils and added MSG. Trying new things at ALDI is risk-free because of the Double Guarantee: If for any reason a customer doesn’t like an ALDI exclusive brand food item, ALDI will replace the product and refund the customer’s money.
At ALDI, shoppers don’t pay for bells, whistles, smoke or mirrors. ALDI chooses to save shoppers money rather than have non-essential grocery store services like in-store banking, pharmacies and check cashing. ALDI uses a shopping cart rental system (shoppers insert a quarter to free a cart from the corral, and when they return the cart they get their quarter back), asks customers to bring reusable grocery bags and shelves products right in their display boxes, and a smaller selling space all to save money – and then passes those savings on to shoppers.
Premium quality groceries at the lowest possible prices make for a combination shoppers love. That’s why ALDI is one of the fastest growing retailers in the US – with 31 stores in the state of Virginia. In fact, by the end of 2018, there will be nearly 2,000 ALDI stores from coast to coast making grocery shopping simple and enjoyable for 45 million customers each month.
*Survey of US consumers conducted in ‘2016 Market Force Information
**Based upon a price comparison of comparable products sold at leading national retail grocery stores
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