Updated: Wednesday, 14 Apr 2010, 2:59 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 06 Apr 2010, 4:24 PM EDT
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Beginning April 9, ALDI will offer grocery shoppers another alternative as the discount grocer opens its newest Fort Wayne store, located at 10007 Lima Road.
ALDI said it is able to offer high quality grocery items at unbeatable prices. “Smart shoppers trust ALDI as their local resource for groceries that are high in quality but smart in price,” said Laura Bauer, ALDI Greenwood division vice president. “We are committed to providing consistent value and superior service to the community of Fort Wayne.”
Customers can expect to find more than 1,400 of the most frequently purchased items sold under its select brands for prices up to 50 percent less than traditional supermarkets.
ALDI eliminates overhead costs by offering smart and efficient practices including a cart deposit system where shoppers insert a quarter to release a cart and get the quarter back upon the cart’s return. Other cost-saving practices include a smaller store footprint, open carton displays and encouraging customers to bring their own shopping bags.
ALDI also saves consumers money by keeping stores open during prime shopping times – typically from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
A grocery retailer that has grown without merger or acquisition, ALDI opened 80 new stores across the United States in 2009 and plans to open another 80 U.S. stores in 2010, including 31 new stores in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas.