(Local MP Zoe Bettison, Branch Manager Darren Beauchamp, Regency Park General Manager Viktor Jakupec, and Former Premier Jay Weatherill)
ALDI celebrates five years of its opening in South Australia!
The first doors to open in SA were on February 3, 2016 in Parafield Gardens, Hallett Cove, Seaford Heights, and Woodcroft.
Today they have 39 branches with plans for another 11 in the coming years.
ALDI employs 664 South Australians in its branches, distribution center and office in Regency Park, which equates to a government employment contribution of $ 43 million *.
"We are very pleased to reach this important milestone in South Australia", says Viktor Jakupec, Managing Director of ALDI South Australia.
“Our growth in the state has enabled ALDI to make a contribution to the local economy through our growing workforce, close partnerships with local producers and manufacturers, and a growing customer base.
"We look forward to continuing our expansion in 2021, opening more stores and enabling even more customers to discover the difference ALDI can make for their wallets."
ALDI notes that their customers have unique preferences, which was shown in the consumer-voted "The People's Picks" awards.
(The ALDI Smithfield team that donated Cos We Care groceries and groceries)
The company recognizes its partnership with business partners based in South Australia as an essential reason for its success. From AG & HC, who supply Pink Lady apples, and Zerella Fresh, who grow fresh carrots, onions and potatoes for their businesses.
ALDI also supports its local community through charitable partnerships, including OzHarvest, Foodbank and SecondBite.
The ALDI Smithfield and ALDI Blakeview teams used the Christmas gift cards they received to purchase $ 1,500 worth of groceries and toiletries that they could donate to local people in need through the nonprofit charity Cos We Care.
* Data from 2018. "Source Make a Good Difference: How ALDI Contributes to the Australian Economy".