Aldi Launches Northeast Expansion

Aldi plans to open more than 75 stores in 2009, including the discounter’s first location in New York City, a spokeswoman told SN Tuesday.

BATAVIA, Ill. — Aldi plans to open more than 75 stores in 2009, including the discounter’s first location in New York City, a spokeswoman told SN Tuesday.

Aldi declined to identify a specific location for the New York City store but said it would be among four to six new locations coming to eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York this year. Those stores will join the 47 locations currently operating in Aldi’s Center Valley, Pa., region.

Nationwide, Aldi expects to surpass the 1,000-store mark early this year.

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