Aldi said it would open its first store in Tilden Township, Berks County, on Jan. 31.
The announcement of the new location is part of a $3.4 billion investment the Germany-based discount grocery company is making to expand to 2,500 stores nationwide by 2022, according to a news release.
Aldi will host a ribbon cutting at the new store it built on vacant land at 15 Wilderness Trail. It’s near several major retailers off Route 61, including Cabela’s, Lowe’s and Walmart.
“When it comes to choosing store locations, we look at many factors,” Aldi Center Valley Division Vice President Bob Grammer said in a statement. “We want the best sites that are closest to our shoppers and can support a high daily traffic volume. As the demand for Aldi grows, so do our real estate options. Bottom line, we want to be conveniently located for our growing customer base.”
Each store, including the new Hamburg area store, employs about 15 to 20 people, he said.
The new layout offers additional refrigeration.
All new and remodeled Aldi stores also feature open ceilings, natural lighting and additional storage for fresh produce, dairy and meat, Grammer said.
The Tilden Township store will have five aisles and roughly 12,000 square feet of retail space, he said.
He declined to disclose the estimated construction cost.