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Aldi set to open first SA stores

Aldi Australia has confirmed it will open its first stores in South Australia on February 3, 2016, after completing construction of its Regency Park distribution centre.

“The completion of Aldi’s distribution centre is an important step for our business,” Viktor Jakupec, MD, Aldi South Australia, said. “As the hub of Aldi’s network in South Australia, it will service up to 50 stores and help us to bring the Aldi shopping experience to local residents.”

Following the opening of its first stores at Seaford Heights, Parafield Gardens, Hallett Cove and Woodcroft in February, Aldi will open more at Modbury, Noarlunga, Mount Barker and St Agnes in March.

By the end of 2016, there is expected to be a total 16 stores across South Australia. As Aldi’s South Australian expansion continues to progress, other confirmed areas of interest include West Lakes, Hawthorn, Victor Harbor, Blakeview, Smithfield, Kilburn, Gilles Plains, Berri, Marion, Aldinga, Evanston, Nuriootpa, Golden Grove, Salisbury, Mount Gambier, Port Pirie and Yorke Peninsula.

Aldi’s first Store Managers have returned to South Australia after spending eight weeks on the eastern seaboard learning the ropes at established Aldi stores. The first 150 Store Assistants will begin their training later this month. The training will take place in several of Aldi’s completed South Australian stores ahead of the first stores opening next year.

“Our commitment to the personal development of Aldi employees starts from day one,” Jakupec said. “Aldi’s training program sets our employees up for career success. We’ve enjoyed seeing our staff grow alongside our business and independent employee surveys have consistently shown high levels of job satisfaction.”

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15 Responses to Aldi set to open first SA stores

  1. Edwin Pope January 4, 2016 at 8:06 pm #

    Waiting in anticipation your store opening soon — have used your stores in Sydney in NSW and was well satisfied then.

    Edwin Pope

  2. karen pallant January 5, 2016 at 5:38 pm #

    Looking forward to Aldi coming.I love your stores the ones in Canberra were great.I will miss shopping there until one opens close to me.Bring it on

  3. Valerie de blasio January 12, 2016 at 2:41 pm #

    When will the store open at kilburn in south australia

  4. Diana January 28, 2016 at 5:52 pm #

    Dear Madam or Sir,
    Looking forward to you opening in adelaide can hardly wait.
    WELCOME.

    Regards Diana Nairn from MELROSE PARK

  5. Dee Pelikan January 31, 2016 at 10:01 pm #

    So looking forward to your stores opening, have missed you terribly used to live in Qld and shop at your stores, also Vic. Have noticed not having you around. Wish you could open your store in Port Pirie now, would be so much easier for us as we live in Peterborough. SA. Will be making special trip to Adelaide to get to one of your stores. Yay I can have my long lost cereal that I enjoy back.

  6. patricia austin February 3, 2016 at 9:29 am #

    Does anyone know when Aldi West Lakes will open?

  7. margaret poyner March 12, 2016 at 3:53 pm #

    when is Aldi coming to mt gambier, love shopping at Aldi

  8. Jacqui April 29, 2016 at 1:52 pm #

    Where on the yorke peninsula are you going to have a store

  9. Lisa May 17, 2016 at 9:53 am #

    Hello,

    My son is wanting to apply for part time retail assistant in the new Gilles Plains Store in SA to open very soon.

    Is their and email address he could sent it to. We have tried on line, but the jobs advertised currently for Aldi do not mention work at Gilles Plains.

    Thank you

    Lisa
    0458 224 613

  10. Susan June 8, 2016 at 4:20 pm #

    Love Aldi we live at Mt Gambier and am waiting with baited breathe . To get aldi we have to travel to Hamilton, the stores are sooo much cheaper .

  11. yarpos August 24, 2016 at 3:16 pm #

    “baited breathe” Susan? yeeeeeeww!

  12. Paula Platt September 1, 2016 at 7:34 pm #

    If there any date or month when Aldi are coming to Mount Gambier there are so many stories.oOur nearest one is Portland at moment – 1 hour away. Would Make my day for some positive news

  13. P and J November 17, 2016 at 7:42 pm #

    Will be good to see one Port Pirie, love the idea of being built one there.

  14. Cathie Dunnill March 22, 2017 at 4:41 pm #

    My son is eagerly waiting to be able to apply for the port Pirie store. We have looked online for a website that we can start to do the application process but to no avail. I would love some feedback on when your taking applications for retail assistant for the new Aldi store currently under construction in port Pirie. Thank you 😊

  15. Cathie Dunnill March 22, 2017 at 4:46 pm #

    Hi I would love to know when an where we can send our resumes for the new port Pirie store thanks

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