Low-Price Grocery Leader ALDI Opens First Oxford Store March 19
Grocer Introduces Shoppers to Big Savings and Better Quality
Oxford, Ala. – Feb. 26, 2014 – On Wednesday, March 19, ALDI, the nation’s low-price grocery leader*, will offer shoppers a smarter alternative as it opens its first Anniston-area store, located at 75 Holmes St., in Oxford. With nearly 1,300 stores in 32 states, ALDI is known for high-quality grocery items at incredibly low prices.
“We are pleased to bring our first store to Oxford to help customers get high-quality products at everyday low prices,” said Troy Marshall, Mount Juliet division vice president for ALDI. “We challenge shoppers to switch from national brands to our high-quality exclusive brands and save up to 50 percent** without compromising. As important as price is, the only way to attract and keep shoppers is to have quality products.”
To celebrate the new Oxford store, ALDI will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 19, to which the public is invited to attend. Guests are welcome to tour the store, sample ALDI exclusive brand products, shop for their favorite grocery items and enter an on-site sweepstakes for a chance to win ALDI gift certificates.
Customers can expect to find more than 1,300 of the most commonly purchased items sold under ALDI exclusive brands for prices up to 50 percent less** than traditional supermarkets. A model of efficiency, ALDI eliminates overhead costs by offering smart practices, such as a cart rental system through which shoppers insert a quarter to release a cart and receive the quarter back upon the cart’s return. Other cost-saving practices include a smaller store footprint, open carton displays and encouragement of customers to bring their own shopping bags.
To ensure its exclusive brands meet or exceed the national brands on taste and quality, ALDI conducts rigorous testing on all products. ALDI stands behind this quality with a Double Guarantee: If for any reason a customer is not 100 percent satisfied with a food product, ALDI will gladly replace the product and refund the customer’s money.
ALDI also saves shoppers money by keeping stores open during prime shopping times. The newest location will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. ALDI accepts cash, debit and EBT/Quest cards.
The Oxford store features high ceilings, natural lighting and environmentally friendly building materials – such as recycled materials and energy-saving refrigeration and light bulbs – to ensure that customers enjoy a shopping experience that is simple and easy to navigate.
A grocery retailer that has grown without merger or acquisition, ALDI has nearly 1,300 stores located in 32 states. Over the last several years, ALDI has added, on average, 80 new stores each year, expanding the ability to bring grocery savings to more people every day.
About ALDI Inc.
A leader in the grocery retailing industry, ALDI operates nearly 1,300 stores in 32 states, primarily from Kansas to the East Coast. More than 25 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 more than 1,300 of the most commonly purchased grocery 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. For more information about ALDI, visitwww.aldi.us.