Wednesday, March 11, 2009
ALDI discount supermarket chain to open 25 stores in Dallas-Fort Worth area in 2010
Distribution center is currently under construction in Denton.
ALDI, a discount grocer that offers customers a smart alternative for select, quality items, is getting ready to enter the Texas market, bringing nearly 400 jobs and investing $125 million in capital expenditures.
"We’re looking forward to becoming a part of the North Texas community and bringing great food and good jobs to the area," said Scott Huska, ALDI division vice president.
ALDI's $50 million, 500,000-square-foot Denton distribution center is currently under construction and will open in January 2010. The distribution center will service ALDI stores in the Dallas/Fort Worth area that will open beginning in March 2010, as well as 13 stores in Oklahoma. ALDI will be opening 25 stores initially, bringing warehouse jobs and positions including everything from managers to cashiers. ALDI employees enjoy great benefits such as health care, higher salaries and a 401(k) program.
That includes nine stores in Tarrant County, including four in Fort Worth, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which lists locations such as a 16,000-square-foot store at the northwest corner of Saginaw Boulevard and W.J. Boaz Road, and a 17,000-square-foot store at Bowen Road and Park Row Drive in Pantego.