Aldi to launch 65 new stores across Australia in just ONE year in its most aggressive expansion yet ..

Aldi to launch 65 new stores across Australia in just ONE year in its most aggressive expansion yet … and experts say it will drive supermarket prices even lower
Aldi is looking to roll-out about 65 stores in Australia in the next 12 months

It is Aldi’s most ambitious undertaking since its arrival Down Under in 2001

The German retail chain will expand in SA, WA and the east coast in 2016 

Retail experts say the opening of an Aldi sees prices drop by six per cent

The supermarket war is set to intensify next year with German chain Aldi looking to strengthen its market share by opening 65 new stores in Australia by the end of 2016 – its most ambitious expansion since entering the Australian market.

Aldi will be expanding with up to 20 locations in both South Australia and Western Australia – two states that have been left untouched since its entry in 2001 – in the next 12 months and retail experts are predicting more savings for shoppers.
An Aldi spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia a further 25 stores will also pop up on the east coast.
For the first time, Aldi will open up in Western Australia and South Australia, with experts saying its arrival is hotly anticipated in these states

For the first time, Aldi will open up in Western Australia and South Australia, with experts saying its arrival is hotly anticipated in these states
‘This brings us to approximately 65 new stores nationally,’ she said. 
‘ALDI’s popularity with consumers and success on the eastern seaboard has given us the confidence to invest more than $700 million in our expansion into Western Australia and South Australia, where our long-term expansion plans will see up to 120 new stores.’
The spokeswoman downplayed reports in Tuesday’s The Australian that revealed this figure could be more.
In a letter to suppliers, buying director Jordan Lack said the supermarket chain was expecting its sales to ramp up by more than 20 per cent in 2016 and would be introducing up to 80 more locations. 

Retail expert Barry Urquhart told Daily Mail Australia Aldi’s plans would mean an increase in its buying power and in turn pass on savings to consumers.
‘Research conducted by Choice shows prices could be low as up to 40 per cent on individual items in Aldi [compared to Coles and Woolworths],’ he said.  
Retail expert Barry Urquhart told Daily Mail Australia this was Aldi’s move to strengthen its hold on the market, taking sales away from Woolworths and Coles

Retail expert Barry Urquhart told Daily Mail Australia this was Aldi’s move to strengthen its hold on the market, taking sales away from Woolworths and Coles
In the past three years, the chunk of the dry grocery market held by supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles has declined

In the past three years, the chunk of the dry grocery market held by supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles has declined

  

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Posted on September 3, 2015, in #international, #retail. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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