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Aldi invades Richmond

Aldi invades Richmond

Aldi opened its first two stores in the Richmond, Va., market on Thursday, the company said.

The stores, located in Colonial Heights and Henrico, join a crowded grocery field that already includes Kroger, Giant-Martin’s and Food Lion, is awaiting construction of two Wegmans stores, and is reportedly among the metro areas where Aldi’s German rival Lidl is seeking its initial U.S. sites in 2018. Aldi reportedly has another six sites in the Richmond market coming, including a Waynesboro, Va., store scheduled to open in early May.

Also Thursday, Aldi opened what would be its westernmost U.S. store, in Brownwood, Texas, southwest of Dallas. Aldi's U.S. headquarters is in Batavia, Ill.

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