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Update: This story might be old news, but you can still learn all about how to save money when you shop at ALDI.
While plenty of retail stores are shutting down, grocery stores are ramping up — and German-owned chain ALDI is staging a fast-paced expansion.
We love ALDI’s low prices and quality goods (even though they don’t accept coupons). So for shoppers who are looking for everyday low prices that often beat Walmart’s, ALDI’s announcement that they’re opening dozens of new stores this year is great news.
Here’s what you need to know:
ALDI will open 70 new stores in the coming months.
The company recently announced that they’re kicking off a “new wave of expansion,” adding 70 new stores by the end of 2020.
Four of those new stores will be in the Phoenix area, a move that’ll bring ALDI’s footprint to 37 states. A brand-new distribution center in Loxley, AL will fuel ALDI’s expansion into the Gulf Coast area and will introduce the store to a 38th state, Louisiana.
By the end of 2022, ALDI will be the third-largest grocery store in the U.S.
ALDI just recently opened their 2,000th grocery store in the U.S. and said in a press release that the pace of their “Coast to Coast Expansion” will make them the third-largest grocery store in the U.S., based on the number of locations.
Trader Joe’s is also adding stores.
Did you know that another one of our favorite stores, Trader Joe’s, is owned by ALDI? Now you do.
Trader Joe’s, which has more than 500 stores in 42 states, is adding four stores by the end of the year — in Milpitas, CA; Fort Wayne, TX; Richmond, VA; and Freehold, NJ.
New ALDI customers will benefit from lower meat prices.
We’ve seen meat prices soar during the coronavirus pandemic, so it’s important for smart shoppers to know where to get meat for cheap. ALDI consistently has one of the best prices on meat, even beating Walmart!
Here’s what we’ve found on Wednesdays, the day they mark down the meat department:
- ALDI chicken breast: $1.49/lb. (57% savings over Walmart’s $3.53/lb.)
- ALDI certified sustainable wild-caught salmon: $3.79/lb. (14% savings over Walmart’s $4.39/lb.)
- ALDI pork shoulder roast: $2.49/lb. (23% savings over Walmart’s $3.24/lb.)
- ALDI tilapia fillets: $2.50/lb. (28% savings over Walmart’s $3.48/lb.)
Check out all 25 ways to spend even less at ALDI.