Grocer Aldi Now Open in Wixom, Will Open Two Other Michigan Locations
Posted to www.crainsdetroit.com June 13, 2017
By Annalise Frank
Photo courtesy of Aldi
Adding on to its $1.6 billion national remodeling effort, discount supermarket chain Aldi expects to open three more new stores in Michigan in 2017 as part of its plan to build 900 new stores by the end of 2022.
The Batavia, Ill.-based chain did not release the total number of stores it plans to build in Michigan by 2022 or investment figures specific to the state.
Aldi will spend about $3.4 billion to expand to a total of 2,500 stores, according to a news release. It will add about 25,000 new jobs.
In February, Aldi announced it would renovate and expand 1,300 of its existing locations to stock more fresh food and liven up its design.
In its Monday news release, Aldi links the remodeling effort and the plan to build new stores, saying the company is "bucking the trend" of retailers downsizing by accelerating growth with its total of about $5 billion in investment.
One of the three planned Michigan stores will open June 22 at 28971 S. Wixom Road in Wixom, Ryan Fritsch, Aldi's Webberville division vice president, said in an emailed statement. He declined to release details on the other two locations.
The chain, which has about 72 stores in the state, also opened in Commerce Township in October, Van Buren Township in March and Lapeer in May. A location in Troy reopened in May after being closed for renovation.