ALDI unveiled its completed regional headquarters and distribution center in Loxley, Alabama, which will serve as many as 100 stores across the Gulf Coast.
The ALDI facility in Loxley is the grocer’s 26th regional headquarters and distribution center, enabling its growth across the Gulf Coast region.
“At a time when inflation is putting pressure on American wallets, we believe our mission to save people money on the food and products they need is more important than ever,” said Heather Moore, ALDI divisional vice president for the Loxley region. “We are thrilled to see so much customer love for the 20 stores we’ve opened in the Gulf Coast area in the last year alone.”
The 564,000-square-foot Loxley facility is equipped to service stores across Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and the Florida Panhandle. In total, the 100 stores that the Loxley facility will support represent an opportunity to reach more than 8 million customers.
As the 26th regional headquarters and distribution center for ALDI, and its sixth to be opened in the southern United States, Loxley will support the grocer’s rapid expansion in the region, said the company. ALDI is now operating 30 stores in the Gulf Coast, having opened 20 stores in the area last year alone. It plans to add another 13 stores in 2023.
“We are incredibly proud ALDI chose to lay down its roots in our Alabama community,” said Richard Teal, mayor of Loxley. “Our community is growing quickly, and we’re excited to welcome the expansion of ALDI alongside Loxley. Not only will this facility create hundreds of jobs for the hardworking members of our community, but it will also allow our residents and neighbors easy access to fresh food at low prices.”
The Loxley distribution center will create approximately 200 new jobs in the area with competitive wages and benefits. ALDI has already staffed 120 of these positions and plans to continue hiring.