Jan. 18, 2019 – After 31 years serving the community, ALDI will open a new Excelsior Springs location, offering a smarter, faster and easier grocery shopping experience. The new store will be located at 2351 Vintage Drive and will replace the current store located at 1719 Jesse James Road, which will close its doors on Tuesday, Jan. 22.
To celebrate the new store opening, ALDI will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 8:30 a.m., followed by its popular Golden Ticket giveaway offering gift cards to the first 100 customers. Shoppers can also sample ALDI-exclusive brand foods and enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win a year’s supply of ALDI produce.
Mark Bersted, Olathe division vice president for ALDI, said they design ALDI stores to make life easier for their customers.
“We know people are pressed for time and money, so ALDI has pioneered a model that gives people more of both,” he said. “We only have four or five aisles for a streamlined experience to provide what people need on their first, and only, shopping trip. We offer high-quality foods at affordable prices and a shopping experience unlike anything else.”
The new Excelsior Springs ALDI store layout provides an improved in-store experience and features additional refrigeration space to accommodate even more fresh, healthy and convenient products.
The new location will have approximately 14,809 square feet of sales floor space, whereas the current store has about 9,243 square feet of sales floor space, Bersted said. This extra space will include new delicious, fresh and convenient foods found throughout ALDI stores. This carefully selected new product mix includes organic meats, salad bowls, sliced fruits, gourmet cheeses and so much more, he said. Some of the fresh and healthy products include:
• More ready-to-cook and organic fresh meats to make meal preparation easier, including organic chicken breasts and marinated cilantro lime chicken breasts,
• An expanded produce selection, including ready-to-eat sliced fruits, such as mango, pineapple and watermelon spears, and more organics,
• The expanding Earth Grown line with new vegan and vegetarian options, such as kale and quinoa crunch burgers, and chickenless patties and tenders.
As part of the product expansion, ALDI is increasing its fresh food selection by 40 percent with many organic, convenient and easy-to-prepare options. The store will be open from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
“We want to make grocery shopping the best it can be, especially for our loyal customers in Excelsior Springs,” Bersted said. “We’re so excited to open our new store and continue offering local residents high-quality groceries at affordable prices in our brand new Excelsior Springs store.”
ALDI currently explores new ways to make grocery shopping even easier for its growing customer base. Customers can now shop with an online grocery delivery service via Instacart across 35 states in 5,000 new zip codes, bringing convenience, quality and value to shoppers’ doorsteps.
This innovative approach made ALDI one of the fastest-growing retailers in the U.S. As part of the company’s aggressive expansion plans, ALDI is adding 25,000 new jobs in stores, warehouses and offices nationwide by the end of 2022. Forbes named ALDI to its list of “America’s Best Large Employers” four years in a row. ALDI offers staff market-leading salaries and benefits. Energage also recognized the retailer as a 2018 National Top Workplace for the second consecutive year.
Excelsior Springs Mayor Brad Eales said he thinks the new location will draw attention to the area and bring in shoppers from other communities.
“There’s a lot of talk about ALDI and a lot of advertising on ALDI and they’re challenging for business,” he said. “I think it’s good for the consumer that they’ll get good prices.”
Bersted said ALDI also added to the local economy by hiring an additional six employees to help staff the new store.