Aldi to open 30 stores in Houston - The Packer

Aldi to open 30 stores in Houston

03/07/2013 10:32:00 AM
Pamela Riemenschneider

As Batavia, Ill.-based Aldi makes its way down the central corridor of Texas, the discount grocer confirmed a major installation on the other side of the state, with new stores in the Houston area slated to open in April.

The Houston Chronicle reported nine stores are scheduled to open April 11, with a total of 30 expected in the greater Houston area in the next two years.

The locations are:

  •  2228 FM 2920 Road, Spring
  •  4140 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena
  •  2009 South Mason Road, Katy
  •  2045 North Loop 336, Conroe
  •  5930 Fry Road, Katy
  •  10402 Highway 6 South, Sugar Land
  •  11510 Broadway, Pearland
  •  13340 Tomball Parkway, Houston
  •  6900 FM 1960 East, Humble

Aldi built a distribution center in North Texas, in Denton, prior to opening its first stores in 2010. Since then, the retailer has expanded to 37 stores in the Lone Star State, the most recent opening in Waco in late February, according to an Aldi news release.

Aldi carries a limited assortment, with mostly private labels in dry grocery and about 50 of the most popular items in fresh produce, depending on season.

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Larry McClelland    
Maryland  |  March, 07, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Simply the best run Grocery chain in the country, Most Trader Joe's customers have no idea they are owned by the same company. They entirely cover the market by having Trader Joes appeal to the top income level while ALDI takes the rest. They also pay the highest wages in the industry but require the most work per shift. They should be a model for other industries.

Chicago  |  March, 08, 2013 at 02:36 PM

It is a common miscoception that Aldi owns Trader Joes. See below from Wikipedia, I actually worked at Aldi and know this to be true they just explain it better than I could. Theodor Paul "Theo" Albrecht, generally known as Theo Albrecht, was a German entrepreneur. He owned and was the CEO of the Aldi Nord discount supermarket chain. In the US he owned the Trader Joe's specialty grocery store chain. His brother Karl Albrecht owns the Aldi Süd discount supermarket chain. The two chains originally were a single family enterprise until a friendly division of assets in 1960. Aldi Süd operates the Aldi groceries in the United States. So Aldi and Trader Joe's, while owned by the brothers, have separate and distinct ownership and operations.

Christof Schumann    
Wiesbaden  |  March, 28, 2013 at 10:06 PM

ALDI is a strange company. I heard a tale from a very senior management guy who was fired after appearing 5 muntes late to the meeting with Karl Albrecht. Somone who can not be on time cannot lead other people, was Karls remark. It is true though that if you fit right into the mold, you can become very rich. It is not unusual that after 10 years and several promotions you may earn up to 300.000 Dollar / year. They pay top dollar but expect whole commitment.

Shelly Barrett    
Livingston Texas  |  April, 12, 2013 at 04:10 AM

Oh I'm so happy. Humble Texas has an aldi's . It's worth the hours drive. I actually cried when I heard my favorite store from back home was now within my reach in Livingston. Today is my first trip since being in Texas and I just may cry because they're just like home coming to me. I have my quarter for the cart. Yay aldi's !

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