A new grocery store is beginning to make inroads in Louisiana. Aldi is opening more stores across the nation and some of them will be in Louisiana. The low priced grocery chain already has stores in Lafayette, Laplace, Slidell and New Iberia.

But more expansion is on the way. Is Shreveport Bossier on the list of possible locations for Aldi?

The company opened its first Louisiana location in Lafayette back in February. The New Iberia store opened this summer.

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Where In Louisiana Is Aldi Expanding?

Aldi is planning to open stores in Metairie, Covington and another store in Lafayette by the end of this year. The company is also moving forward with another store in Marrero. That location should be up and going early next year.

Aldi has more than 2,200 stores across 38 states. They are adding about 150 stores across the country. Many of these stores will be in the Gulf Coast area. Aldi is also opening a massive distribution center in Loxley, Alabama.

Heather Moore, division vice president for Aldi says “We have invested more than $5 billion in a multiyear, nationwide growth initiative and have opened more than 500 stores in the past five years.”

ALDI will be hiring more than 300 workers for the stores and 200 warehouse workers. Once this expansion is complete, Aldi will be the 3rd largest grocery chain in the nation behind Kroger and Albertsons.

If you have never been in an Aldi store, they are smaller than your typical grocery store. They are about 12,000 square feet and are much easier to navigate than those huge grocery stores.

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