A year and a half after ALDI bought properties in Fairhope, Alabama, and Pensacola, Florida, the company is revealing new details about its expansion plans.
ALDI identifies itself as one of America’s fastest growing retailer, and now caters to customers in 2,000 stores in 36 states.
The Gulf Coast expansion plan unveiled a regional headquarters and distribution center in Luxley, Baldwin County.
Mayor Richard Teal said: “We are proud that ALDI has chosen Loxley for this huge investment. Bringing a regional headquarters is great for Loxley, Baldwin County and Alabama.”
The company said the warehouse, with an area of 564,000 square feet, would be located near Interstate 10 and Interstate 59.
Alabama Governor Kay Evi said, “We are proud to stand behind ALDI’s commitment to bring value to the people of Alabama and the Gulf Coast region, and welcome the company’s plans for a regional headquarters and distribution center in Loxley that will create jobs for our diligent citizens.”
Aldi said they plan to break the cornerstone of the new facility next year. They are expected to employ more than 200 workers from companies and warehouses by the time it opens in 2022.
It will serve 80 new stores planned for the region.
Dan Gavin, Vice President, National Real Estate, ALDI U.S. , “We chose Loxley because it provides a central location for our expansion plans across southern Alabama, Florida Panhandle and parts of Louisiana.”
ALDI US CEO Jason Hart said, “As we continue to expand, we promise to do everything we can to offer the lowest prices, every day, without exception. In fact, as food prices rise across the country, we are lowering the prices of hundreds of items to meet our customers’ growing need for savings.
The company said that the new Loxley facility would include a rooftop solar system to power the energy-efficient cooling system.
Public documents submitted to Escambia and Santa Rosa County over the past 18 months show plans for stores on Mobile Highway near Edison Drive in West Pensacola; Blue Angel Parkway near Pine Forest Road in Pensacola; And Highway 98 near Ortega Street in Navarre. The company has not yet indicated when construction on these sites can begin.