DuBOIS – The ALDI grocery store in DuBois welcomed shoppers to its newly renovated store when it reopened on Wednesday.
The updated store, located at 5700 Shaffer Road, offers a streamlined shopping experience in a new design and is part of an ongoing initiative to remodel and expand existing ALDI stores, according to a company press release. . ALDI is on track to open 150 new stores and become the third-largest U.S. food retailer by number of stores by the end of this year. With the reopening, the DuBois store will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The local ALDI also held a brief groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday to celebrate the grand reopening.
A long line of customers was present at the reopening and the first 100 received a gift card. Shoppers were also able to enter a raffle for a chance to win a $500 ALDI gift card.
DuBois-area resident Aonah Ero, who was one of many ALDI customers on Wednesday morning, said she and her husband used to shop at ALDI in Milan, Italy.
“My husband is Italian. That’s why I’m a fan of ALDI. I’m happy to see ALDI here as we were a regular customer in Italy,” said Ero. “Every Wednesday, I’m always there. I am the first customer. Our regular supply comes from ALDI, especially cheeses, ravioli, pasta. Some products here I can’t find in other supermarkets, so you have to come here.
The updated store features an improved layout and sufficient refrigeration to accommodate an expanded selection of fresh and convenient foods, according to the press release. It also has open ceilings and natural lighting, and it is built with eco-friendly materials.
“We’ve invested in renovating our stores to ensure they’re designed to make grocery shopping smarter, faster and easier,” said JR Perry, regional vice president of Saxonburg for ALDI. “With the updated DuBois store, shoppers will notice a new look with fresher, more practical items at low, reliable prices that ALDI fans rave about.”