Discount grocer ALDI opens remodeled Edgewood store Friday

November 14, 2013|SPECIAL TO THE AEGIS

Discount grocer ALDI is reopening its remodeled Edgewood store on Friday, Nov. 15.

"We are pleased to showcase the new look of ALDI with this updated store in Edgewood and continue to help customers stretch their dollars," said Jeff Baehr, Frederick division vice president for ALDI, in a news release.

"As important as price is," he continued, "there's only one way to attract and keep shoppers: You have to have quality products. When people try our ALDI exclusive brands, they are excited by the savings and impressed by the quality."

With higher ceilings, improved natural lighting and environmentally friendly building materials – such as recycled materials and energy-saving refrigeration and light bulbs – the store will offer customers a simple and easy-to-navigate shopping experience. The Edgewood Aldi is at 1312 Business Center Way off Route 40.

To celebrate the remodeled Edgewood store, ALDI will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. to which the public is invited to attend. Guests are welcomed to tour the store, shop for their favorite grocery items and enter an on-site sweepstakes for a chance to win ALDI gift certificates. Beginning at 11 a.m., guests can also sample ALDI exclusive brand products.

ALDI challenges customers to switch from national brands to its exclusive brands and save money on more than 1,400 items the store carries.

According to the company's news release, ALDI eliminates overhead costs by offering smart practices, such as a cart rental system through which shoppers insert a quarter to release a cart and receive the quarter back upon the cart's return. Other cost-saving practices include a smaller store footprint, open carton displays and encouragement of customers to bring their own shopping bags.

ALDI also saves shoppers money by keeping stores open during prime shopping times. The remodeled Edgewood location will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. ALDI accepts cash, debit and EBT/Quest cards.

ALDI has more than 1,200 U.S. stores located in 32 states. In addition to Edgewood, ALDI has a store in Aberdeen.

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