After months of construction and renovation, the new ALDI store is now open for business in Mount Pleasant. The grocery chain store opened its doors March 5 and held an official grand opening and ribbon cutting March 7. Local residents stood in line for hours for a chance to receive a store gift card as part of the celebration.
In the former Hastings building. The Mount Pleasant store is part of a $3.4 billion investment by the German discount grocery chain to expand to 2,500 stores nationwide by the end of 2022.
“ALDI continues to set the standard for quality and affordability and Pleasant residents can now join the millions of shoppers who turn to ALDI each month for high-quality, affordable food,” explained Karla Waddleton, Rosenberg division vice president for ALDI.
“We’re committed to providing Mt. Pleasant residents with a simply smarter shopping experience. When it comes to groceries, we listen to what our customers are looking for and deliver exactly what they need, at prices they love.”
The Mount Pleasant store’s convenient layout focuses on what people love most: fresh food, produce, dairy and baked goods. ALDI stores also feature open ceilings, natural lighting and environmentally-friendly building materials.
The store is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Each ALDI location is designed to save shoppers both time and money. Some of the advantages ALDI is expected to provide include a streamlined selection of items, a variety of award-winning products, simplified operations such as 25-cent grocery cart rental bag-your-own groceries and random items of unique, seasonal items called ALDI Finds.
This innovative approach has made ALDI one of the fastest-growing retailers in the U.S. As part of the company’s aggressive expansion plans, ALDI is adding 25,000 new jobs in stores, warehouses and offices nationwide by 2022. ALDI was named to the Forbes list of “America’s Best Large Employers” three years in a row and is proud to offer staff market-leading salaries and benefits.