Friday, April 19, 2024

ALDI SA hits five-year milestone

(Local MP Zoe Bettison, Store Manager Darren Beauchamp, Regency Park Managing Director Viktor Jakupec and former Premier Jay Weatherill)

ALDI is celebrating five years of its opening in South Australia!

The first doors to open in SA were in Parafield Gardens, Hallett Cove, Seaford Heights and Woodcroft on 3 February, 2016.

Today they have 39 stores with plans for a further 11 stores over the coming years.

ALDI has employed 664 South Australians across their stores, Regency Park based Distribution Centre and office, equaling to a state employment contribution of $43 million*.

“We are delighted to reach this important milestone in South Australia,” says Managing Director at ALDI South Australia, Viktor Jakupec.

“Our growth in the state has enabled ALDI to contribute to the local economy through our expanding workforce, close partnerships with local producers and manufacturers and growing customer base.

“We look forward to continuing our expansion in 2021, opening more stores and allowing even more shoppers to discover the difference ALDI can make to their wallets.”

Taking a look back

ALDI notes that their customers have unique preferences, which was shown in ‘The People’s Picks’ consumer-voted awards.

(The team at ALDI Smithfield who donated food and groceries to Cos We Care)

The business acknowledges its partnership with South Australian-based business partners as a significant reason behind their success. From AG & HC who supply Pink Lady apples, and Zerella Fresh who grow fresh carrots, onions and potatoes for their stores.

ALDI also supports its local community through charity partnerships, including OzHarvest, Foodbank and SecondBite.

The teams at ALDI Smithfield and ALDI Blakeview used the Christmas gift cards gifted to them, to purchase $1500 worth of food and toiletries to donate to locals in need through non-for-profit charity, Cos We Care.

*Data from the year 2018. “Source Making a good difference: How ALDI contributes to the Australian economy”.

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