ALDI is to open an additional 10 stores in South Australia and 14 in Western Australia this year.
This will bring its total number of stores in SA to 28 and in WA to 33.
ALDI has its sights set on as many as 120 stores in both states and a combined investment of $700 million, according to a November 2016 press release.
A store in Hawthorn, SA will open in the first half of 2017, with other stores opening later in the year in Aldinga, Nuriootpa, Kensington Park, Port Pirie, Adelaide Airport and Victor Harbor.
ALDI made its debut in SA a year ago and currently has 18 stores in the state. An ALDI spokesperson says the company’s long-term plans are to open 50 stores across SA.
In WA, a store at Morley in Perth will open in the first quarter and will be followed by stores in Cockburn, Lakelands, South Fremantle, Spearwood, Banksia Grove and Secret Harbour.
ALDI is claimed to have captured 3.2 per cent market share among supermarkets in SA and 2.3 per cent in WA.
The discount chain is also rolling out a nationwide refurbishment program for stores, following trials of a new format in SA and WA last year, with the overhaul scheduled for completion in 2020.