First two Aldi stores open in WA Westfield centres

Scentre Group has announced the opening of two Aldi stores at its Whitford City and Stirling shopping centres, representing the supermarket’s first foray into Westfield shopping centres in WA.

The new Aldi stores are expected to open next year.

Scentre’s Stirling shopping centre, currently Innaloo, will undergo an $830 million redevelopment, which will start in the later part of the year. It will be renamed Westfield Stirling and will double in size, adding about 368 retailers once completed.

“Once open, we look forward to offering shoppers at Westfield Whitford City and Westfield Stirling a supermarket experience that is like no other in Australia,” said Caroline MacPhail, Aldi managing director, Western Australia.

“Since opening our first stores in Western Australia in 2016, we have grown to operate 41 stores and have further plans for expansion, including the opening of our first Westfield Aldi stores in Western Australia,” MacPhail said.

Scentre Group currently has 18 Aldi supermarkets in its Westfield living centre platform across NSW, Victoria and Queensland, with the expansion into Westfield Whitford City and Westfield Stirling in WA bringing the total number to 20.

“We’re dedicated to curating a retail mix for each of our living centres that caters to the needs and wants of the local community,” said Chris Barton, Scentre Group regional manager, Western Australia.

“The addition of Aldi supermarkets at Westfield Stirling and Whitford City will allow us to bring our customers more choice and even better access to affordable, quality groceries.”

The Aldi store in Westfield Whitford City is expected to open in early 2020.

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