ALDI says its first four stores to open in Western Australia will be at Mirrabooka Square, Kwinana, Belmont and Lakeside Joondalup, all in the Perth area and set to open on June 8, 2016.
Construction at the supermarket’s Jandakot Airport distribution centre in southern Perth is also complete, and will begin receiving stock in May.
“This is an excellent time for the ALDI business and for West Australian shoppers,” ALDI Western Australia Managing Director Damien Scheidel said. “We know there’s a strong appetite among local residents for an alternative shopping experience and we’re eager to show them the difference ALDI can make both to their wallets and their lifestyles.”
ALDI’s long-term expansion plans in the state could see up to 70 new stores developed, 1,200 employees hired and 20 stores set to be completed by the end of 2016. ALDI hired its 500th employee from WA in April, with further recruiting rounds to follow later in the year. ALDI’s 45 WA store managers, chosen from more than 3,000 applicants, have returned from training on Australia’s east coast.
“ALDI’s training program sets our employees up for career success,” Mr Scheidel said. “We’ve enjoyed seeing our staff grow alongside our business and independent surveys have consistently shown high levels of job satisfaction.”
Other confirmed WA locations for the ALDI expansion include Armadale, Mandurah and Wattle Grove.