ALDI Australia has announced it will open its doors in Mirrabooka Square, Kwinana, Belmont and Lakeside Joondalup in less than two months.
Managing director Damien Scheidel said the first four of its WA stores would open on June 8, while the company’s Jandakot Airport distribution centre would begin receiving stock from next month.
“This is an exciting time for the Aldi business and for Western Australian shoppers,” he said.
“We know there is a strong appetite among local residents for an alternative shopping experience and we are eager to show them the difference Aldi can make to both their wallets and their lifestyles.”
Aldi’s long-term plans include opening up to 70 stores across WA, with 20 expected to open before the end of 2016.
The organisation also claims to have hired its 500th WA employee this week, with further recruitment to be announced for store, warehouse and logistics roles later in the year.
The long-term expansion plans include the creation of 1200 new permanent jobs across the State.
The first 45 store managers, hired from a field of more than 3000 applicants, have returned to WA after a six-week training session in the eastern states.
The managers join 342 trainee store managers and retail assistants hired following the January round of recruitment.
Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City and Armadale Shopping City owners Lendlease released a statement last night saying the organisation was “thrilled” that Aldi was opening one of its first stores in the northern suburbs.
Head of retail for Lendlease in Australia Gary Horwitz said the supermarket’s alternative shopping experience would add to the centre’s strong retail, dining, entertainment and fashion mix.
In addition to the four opening in June, Community Newspaper Group has also reported that Aldi stores were expected to open this year at Wattle Grove, Harrisdale, Ellenbrook, Morley, South Lake and Mandurah and more.
Other store locations confirmed by Aldi include Armadale, Australind, Camillo, Cannington, Halls Head, Haynes, Maddington, Mandurah, Mundaring, Nedlands, Rockingham, Secret Harbour, South Lake and Southern River.