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
to Open May 4th
On Thursday, May 4, ALDI, one of America’s favorite grocery stores*, will offer Annandale residents a fresh, new shopping experience as it opens its first Annandale store, located at 7006 Columbia Pike, in the Annandale Shopping Center. With more than 1,600 stores in 35 states, serving more than 40 million customers each month, ALDI is known for high-quality groceries at incredibly low prices.
To celebrate the opening of its first Annandale store, ALDI will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:25 a.m. on Thursday, May 4. The public is invited to attend. Following the ceremony, the first 100 customers will receive a golden ticket, each containing ALDI gift cards of various amounts. Customers can also tour the store, sample ALDI exclusive brand products and enter an on-site sweepstakes for a chance to win a year’s supply of ALDI produce. ALDI offers a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, including several organic produce items.
"We know Annandale residents are looking for a great value and quality groceries they love," said Jeff Baehr, Frederick division vice president of ALDI. "By offering quality exclusive brand products at affordable prices, ALDI is the answer to customer’s needs. Whether shoppers are looking for USDA Choice meats, organic fruits and vegetables or gluten-free options, we have them covered with an unmatched combination of great-quality products and everyday low prices."
Thanks to input from customers, the Annandale store presents a new look, offering a modern and convenient shopping experience. Customers will notice expanded sections for their favorite products, a robust fresh produce selection, brighter colors, high ceilings, natural lighting and environmentally-friendly building materials – such as recycled materials, energy-saving refrigeration and LED lighting. ALDI stores also feature a simple-to-navigate layout, easy-to-spot signage and prominent product prices.
ALDI is proud to offer a wide range of premium groceries at prices up to 50 percent** less than the competitors. Beyond staples such as bread, dairy and a variety of fresh produce, ALDI offers a growing organic selection, USDA Choice meats, the liveGfree gluten-free product line and better-for-you options, including the SimplyNature line of products free from over 125 artificial ingredients and preservatives and the Never Any! line of meats free from antibiotics, added hormones and animal by-products. To better serve customers and their growing families, ALDI now carries a full line of baby products, Little Journey, which offers customers award-winning diapers, wipes, training pants, formula, organic food and snacks.
All ALDI exclusive brand food products are free of added MSG, certified synthetic colors and partially hydrogenated oils, and since more than 90 percent of the products available are under ALDI exclusive brands, customers can feel good about the food they buy at ALDI. Plus, ALDI ensures its exclusive brands meet or exceed the national brands on taste and quality by conducting rigorous testing on all products. ALDI stands behind this quality with a Double Guarantee: If for any reason a customer doesn’t like an ALDI exclusive brand food, ALDI will give them their money back and replace the product.
In addition, ALDI continues to provide ALDI Finds: premium food and household products that are only in stores for a limited time. ALDI Finds vary week to week and themes usually match the season. Information can be found on aldi.us and in weekly ALDI ads.
ALDI saves customers money by cutting overhead costs through smart practices, such as a cart rental system: ALDI shoppers insert a quarter to release a cart from the corral and receive the quarter back upon the cart’s return. Other cost-saving practices include a smaller store footprint, open carton displays and encouraging customers to bring their own shopping bags. ALDI also saves shoppers money by keeping stores open during prime shopping times. The new Annandale location 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. All ALDI stores nationwide accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
ALDI is in the midst of an accelerated growth plan, and by the end of 2018, there will be nearly 2,000 ALDI stores serving 45 million customers each month from coast to coast. As an employer of choice, ALDI offers employees generous wages and benefits that are higher than the national average for the retail industry. Part-time staff working at least 25 hours per week receive full health insurance benefits and dental coverage, and all ALDI employees are invited to participate in the 401(k) program.
About ALDI Inc.
A leader in the grocery retailing industry, ALDI operates more than 1,600 US stores in 35 states. More than 40 million customers each month save up to 50 percent** on their grocery bills, benefiting from the ALDI simple and streamlined approach to retailing. ALDI sells the most frequently purchased grocery and household items, primarily under its exclusive brands, which must meet or exceed the national name brands on taste and quality. ALDI is so confident in the quality of its products, the company offers a Double Guarantee: If for any reason a customer is not 100 percent satisfied with any ALDI food product, ALDI will gladly replace the product and refund the purchase price. ALDI was honored with the 2015 Supermarket News Retail Achievement Award, recognizing the company for its ongoing business expansion and product evolution. For more information about ALDI, visit aldi.us.
*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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