Aldi has opened more than 1,000 new stores in the U.S. over the past decade, and the company’s latest plans for 2022 will make it the third-largest grocery retailer in the nation by the end of the year.
On Feb. 10, Aldi will open a store in Louisiana, marking the company’s 38th state of operation. Aldi also plans to open two more Gulf Coast stores in early March, along with 20 additional stores throughout the region by year-end.
As part of its expansion, Aldi will also open a new 564,000-square-foot regional distribution center in Loxley, Alabama, later this year that will support 100 new stores throughout Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and the Florida panhandle. Aldi plans to hire approximately 300 store associates and 200 warehouse associates.
In addition, Aldi announced plans to increase its Curbside Grocery Pickup offering from 1,200 to 1,500 stores by the end of the year.