BY KATHY CHANG
EDISON — An ALDI grocery store has opened in the township.
“We look forward to bringing the Edison community high-quality groceries at the lowest possible prices for many years to come,” said Bob Grammer, vice president of ALDI Center Valley Division.
The Edison location at 2140 Route 27 opened its doors on Dec. 14 joining three other locations in the area. The other stores locally are in Woodbridge, Linden and South Plainfield.
To celebrate the opening, the first 100 shoppers received a golden ticket, each containing ALDI gift cards of various amounts.
The ALDI store in Edison is approximately 18,000 square feet.
Grammer said one of the first things customers will notice when they step into an ALDI store is that the store is smaller than a traditional supermarket — just a few aisles compared to 30 elsewhere.
“And more than 90 percent of the groceries we sell are under our own premium exclusive brands,” he said. “And we stand by the quality of the products we sell in our stores. Trying new things at ALDI is risk-free because of our Double Guarantee: If for any reason customers don’t like an ALDI exclusive brand food, we’ll give them their money back and replace the product.”
Grammer said they are proud to offer a wide range of premium groceries at prices up to 50 percent less than the competitors as well as offering a growing organic section.
He said that the Edison store as a result to feedback from customers presents a new look offering a modern and convenient shopping environment featuring more room for customers’ favorite products, inviting colors, high ceilings, natural lighting and environmentally-friendly building materials.
The Edison location will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
Grammer said by the end of 2018, there will be nearly 2,000 ALDI stores from coast to coast.
“We already have nearly 1,600 stores in 35 states, serving 32 million customers every month,” he said.
For more information visit www.aldi.us.