Aldi, a German grocery store, is predicted to open more than 40 retail chain stores in Arizona, if they choose to expand to Phoenix. They had earlier on been said to open 25 new stores, but according to the Phoenix Business Journal, they shall open in 30-40 locations all over the city.
Aldi had also been expected to open another regional Centre of distribution in Goodyear, which would continue to fuel their growth.
A spokesperson for Aldi however, announced earlier this year that, the decision to open new retail stores in Arizona had not been fully implemented. An announcement had not been made yet. The company has a projection of aggressively reaching 2500 stores in the year 2022 and currently, they are looking for opportunities from coast to coast including Arizona.
This retail store has in recent years taken the United States by storm in their expansion strategies. They first started by opening up in the East Coast, and has gradually followed up in the South and the mid-West.
In Southern California, Aldi has more than 50 retail stores.
If they manage to make their way into Arizona, they shall experience a stiff competition as there are already many retail stores including, Albertson’s, Safeway, Fry’s, Smart & Final, Winco, Whole Foods, Basha’s and Sprouts which are already established and well known.
In addition, stores such as Walmart, Costco, Sam’s Club and Target, which are big-box stores, have flooded the market even more by expanding their capacity into grocery selling stores.
In order to set themselves apart and receive a good share of the market, Aldi could open smaller locations, offering affordable but limited selection of products to their shoppers, rather than investing in the larger store style designs of the already existing stores.