Aldi Opens Milestone 100th Store In Italy
Discounter Aldi has reached the milestone of 100 stores in Italy.
The retailer is now present in six regions of northern Italy: Trentino-Alto Adige, Piedmont, Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, and Friuli-Venezia Giulia, employing over 2,000 workers between its shops, offices, and logistics centres, located in Oppeano and Landriano.
Aldi reached the 100 store mark by averaging three store openings a month, since March 2018.
Michael Gscheidlinger, country managing director at Aldi Italia, said "Italy is a priority market where we will continue to invest consistently".
Gscheidlinger added that the stores "have presented Italian consumers with a discount offer that comprises quality, freshness, convenience, and also responsibility."
The stores are located in strategic areas of northern Italy, where, depending on the needs of local consumers, the most suitable store format is selected, with sizes ranging from 600 square metres and 1,500 square metres.
Aldi also offers a large number of SKUs bearing a Made in Italy certification.
Equipped with photovoltaic panels covering a total surface area of over 24,000 square metres, the equivalent of 3.5 football fields, the 100 stores have produced over 3 million kWh of green energy, saving 1,758 tons of CO2.
Some 65 charging stations for electric vehicles are also available across the store estate, as set out in the group's sustainability commitments.
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