Aldi opens 2 new stores in the Midwest on Thursday

The discount grocer’s newest locations are in Orland Park, Illinois, and Sturgis, Michigan.
Aldi opened two new stores in the Midwest on Thursday. / Photo courtesy: Aldi

Aldi is continuing its expansion in the Midwest with the opening of two new stores in Illinois and Michigan on Thursday.  

The discount grocer’s Illinois location is southwest of Chicago, in Orland Park at 11200 W. 179th St.

“We have served this community for more than 15 years and are excited to continue to offer Orland Park residents an affordable way of shopping,” said Heather McCarthy, Dwight regional vice president for Aldi, in a statement.

Aldi’s newest Michigan location is in Sturgis at 811 S. Centerville Rd.

 “We’re excited to open our first Aldi store in Sturgis and introduce local customers to a new, more affordable way of shopping,” said Ryan Fritsch, Webberville regional vice president for Aldi.

Aldi’s expansion last year saw new stores across the Southeast, but 2023 is shaping up to include other parts of the U.S. as well, including the Midwest.

The fast-growing discount grocer is planning to open later this year at Six Corners, a shopping district in the Portage Park neighborhood of Chicago's Northwest Side.

Aldi’s rapid pace for new store openings continued last week as the discount grocer added new locations in Philadelphia and Lakeland, Florida.

With a business model that is “intentionally different,” the Batavia, Illinois-based chain announced last October that it has been working on a new online shopping portal that would drive shoppers through its own channels, rather than solely through third-party platforms.  

The no-frills German discount grocery chain teamed up with Spryker to develop a new digital commerce platform for its online food and grocery shopping experience for the U.S. market.

Founded in 1961, Aldi recently took the top spot as the most-trusted discount and small-format grocer, according to the 2023 Most Trusted Grocery Retailers in America list conducted by market research firm BrandSpark International in partnership with Winsight Grocery Business and Newsweek.



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