Aldi Opens New Store In California, more locations coming

Aldi stores in California are popping up all over the Sunshine State.

Continuing its plan to expand in the United States, a new Aldi supermarket opens in Panorama, California on Thursday. The German discount supermarket chain expects to open another 14 stores in Southern California this year, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported.

According to the newspaper, with the new store in Panorama, Aldi now has 64 supermarkets in California.

The head of operations and logistics for Aldi’s Moreno Valley division, Tom Cindel, said to the newspaper the company expects to hire 450 employees for the new 15 stores they plan to open this year, although he did not say where the new supermarkets will be located.

“As the demand for Aldi grows, so do our real estate options,” Cindel said. “Bottom line, we want to be conveniently located for our shoppers.”

In June 2017 the company announced a $3.4 billion capital investment to expand to 2,500 stores nationwide by the end of 2022. With this growth, Aldi will be the third-largest supermarket chain in the United States, serving 100 million customers per month.

Aldi currently operates more than 1,800 supermarkets in 35 states and employs 32,300 workers. By the end of 2019, the supermarket chain is expected to open more than 130 new stores and remodel another 235 nationwide.

“We are growing at a time when other retailers are struggling. We are giving our customers what they want, which is more organic produce, antibiotic-free meats and fresh healthier options across the store, all at unmatched prices up to 50 percent lower than traditional grocery stores,” said Jason Hart, Aldi’s CEO, when the ambitious expansion plan was announced.

Aldi stores in California

Here is a list of Aldi stores in California. If you live in California and are looking for the nears Aldi locations, list will help you find an Aldi near you.

  • 770 S Jaye St, Porterville, CA 93257
  • 5190 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93309
  • 2120 Panama Ln, Bakersfield, CA 93307
  • 14626 W Roscoe Blvd, Panorama City, CA 91402
  • 425 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93065
  • 1550 W Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247
  • 4580 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807
  • 11215 Lakewood Blvd, Downey, CA 90241
  • 1001 E Imperial Hwy, La Habra, CA 90631
  • 275 S Euclid St, Anaheim, CA 92802
  • 9901 Chapman Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92841
  • 2830 S Bristol St, Santa Ana, CA 92704
  • 15080 Summit Ave, Fontana, CA 92336
  • 12630 Day St, Moreno Valley, CA 92553
  • 34000 Yucaipa Blvd, Yucaipa, CA 92399
  • 1638 E 2nd St, Beaumont, CA 92223
  • 29655 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591
  • 72543 CA-111 Suite B, Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • 40 N 4th Ave Suite 110, Chula Vista, CA 91910
  • 1850 Main Ct, Chula Vista, CA 91911

Aldi Adds More Competition for Supermarkets in Southern California

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune newspaper noted that Aldi’s plan to open 15 new supermarkets this year in southern California will increase competition among the grocery store industry in a territory that is already crowded.

Despite its low prices, Aldi will have to face other stores that have been in the region for years, such as Vons, Ralphs, Albertsons, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Sprouts Farmers Market, Food 4 Less, Smart & Final, Stater Bros, Vallarta Supermarkets and Northgate González.

“The grocery industry has been competitive for the more than 40 years that we’ve been doing business in the U.S.,” Cindel said to the newspaper, adding that a recent “perfect storm” of price pressures, heightened competition and increased expectations from shoppers has upped the ante.

We’re curious: Have you been to any Aldi California locations? What’s been your experience like? Let us know in the comments.