Aldi store opens in Melbourne’s north-east
Aldi has opened its first store in Melbourne city’s north, but the Australian chain’s future in the suburb remains uncertain.
The fast-food chain, which operates in about 1,000 stores around the country, will open a new outlet in the suburbs of Caulfield, Caulverton and Northcote on Thursday.
Aldi Australia president and CEO Peter Schott said the Melbourne store would open in the “coming weeks”.
“It’s a significant opportunity to expand our business in the north,” he said.
“Aldis is the fastest-growing fast-casual grocery chain in Australia, and is now the third largest fast-chain supermarket chain in the country behind Waitrose and Tesco.”
The supermarket chain has a presence in the city, but it’s unclear if the new Aldi outlet will expand into other areas.
“There’s a lot of demand from our local communities for Aldi,” Mr Schott added.
“We’ll have a couple of stores in the CBD.
We want to have the widest selection possible in our stores and in the community.”
Aldic has been working in Melbourne since the 1970s.
It operates grocery stores in Melbourne and elsewhere across the country.