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McHenry Aldi debuts remodeled store

Retailer investing $1.9B to update 1,300 sites in U.S. by end of 2020

Aldi opened its remodeled store Thursday in McHenry.
Aldi opened its remodeled store Thursday in McHenry.

Aldi opened its remodeled store Thursday in McHenry.

The store, 2226 N. Richmond Road, is part of a $1.9 billion initiative to remodel and expand more than 1,300 Aldi stores nationwide by the end of 2020. Aldi is investing $180 million to update more than 130 stores in the Chicago area by the end of 2020.

To celebrate the McHenry store reopening, Aldi hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning, followed by a golden ticket giveaway offering gift cards to the first 100 customers.

The new McHenry Aldi store layout provides an improved in-store experience and features additional refrigeration space to accommodate more fresh, healthy and convenient products.

Compared with last year, 20 percent of the Aldi product selection is new. The Aldi product expansion is the next phase of the company’s aggressive, national growth and remodel plan. As part of the product expansion, Aldi is increasing its fresh food selection by 40 percent with many organic, convenient and easy-to-prepare options. Aldi stores also feature open ceilings, natural lighting and environmentally friendly building materials.

The store will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

“Our remodeled store layout makes grocery shopping even more efficient. Customers can easily navigate the Aldi aisles and find real savings on every trip,” said Laura Branneman, Batavia division vice president for Aldi. “We’re eager to reveal the new look of Aldi to McHenry, where we already have passionate, loyal customers.”

Aldi stores are designed to save shoppers both time and money. Aldi carries a streamlined selection of exclusive products and national brands, which removes guesswork from shopping and enables customers to find exactly what they need.

Aldi also offers specialty items that make the hottest food trends affordable and accessible, and has earned more than 300 product awards and recognition for its exclusive brands since 2017.

This innovative approach has made Aldi one of the fastest-growing retailers in the U.S. As part of the company’s aggressive expansion plans, Aldi is aiming to add 25,000 new jobs in stores, warehouses and offices nationwide by the end of 2022.

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