Aldi advances with zone reforms

 

aldiAldi has opened the first of seven stores planned for Victoria at Cheltenham in Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs, following the state government’s introduction of reformed commercial zones.

Damien Scheidel, MD of Aldi Dandenong, said Aldi has an ambitious growth strategy for Victoria, which will see a network of at least 200 stores.

“The 2013 planning reforms have enabled us to schedule seven new openings. These will be in Cheltenham, Mentone, Dromana, Springvale, Traralgon, Altona North, Epsom Village, and will add 105 people to Aldi’s current Victorian workforce of over 2,300,” Scheidel said.

“The Cheltenham store alone will see 15 new employees join Aldi. It will also deliver much needed competition to the local supermarket sector and lower prices for consumers.”

Aldi first opened in Australia in January 2001 and now has more than 350 stores across Victoria, NSW, and Queensland. 

Earlier this month the discount supermarket chain confirmed it will invest $700 million to build two distribution centres and as many as 120 stores across South Australian and Western Australia. 

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