ALDI U.S. Chooses Loxley, Alabama Regional Headquarters & Distribution Hub
The retailer purchased 160 acres in Loxley’s industrial and warehousing district, north of Interstate 10’s exit 44. The 564,000-square-foot facility will bring approximately $100 million in capital investment and create 200 jobs in Baldwin County. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2021.
“We are ready to bring the ALDI difference to new markets in Alabama, like Baldwin County,” said Dan Gavin, ALDI’s vice president of real estate. “We’re ramping up our expansion plans to meet the growing demand along the Gulf Coast.”
The expansion will be the grocery retailer’s first step into Baldwin County, but not in Alabama. ALDI currently operates 30 stores across Alabama, with a mission to provide a faster, easier and smarter way to save money on high-quality groceries and more.
“We are eager for ALDI to expand its presence in our state,” said Alabama Governor Kay Ivey. “We’re proud to stand behind ALDI’s commitment to bringing value to the people of Alabama and the Gulf Coast region, and we welcome the company’s plans for a regional headquarters and distribution hub in Loxley that will create jobs for our hard working citizens.”
"Anytime you get a company to spend $100 million on a facility and put a regional corporate headquarters in your community, it’s definitely a vote of confidence," said Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance's Director Lee Lawson.
ALDI plans to open 70 new stores by the end of the year across its entire footprint, which puts the company on pace to become the third-largest U.S. grocery store count by the end of 2022. ALDI plans to begin operations in Baldwin County by the end of 2022.
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