We opened our first ALDI store in San Diego County in May 2016, and as a leader in the grocery industry, we’re proud to bring our high-quality food at affordable prices to millions of San Diego-area residents a month.
ALDI makes grocery shopping smart, fast and easy with our award-winning, ALDI-exclusive products. As of June 2019, we operate more than 1,900 stores in 36 states, and through our continued expansion in California, we’ve confirmed that shoppers everywhere love getting high-quality food and products at affordable prices.
We entered the California market in March 2016 and now have 67 stores in the state, with plans to open 15 total new stores in 2019, adding over 450 jobs. Our Vista store was the first in the San Diego area, and today there are seven ALDI stores in the county, with others in San Diego, Chula Vista and Escondido. On June 13, 2019 we will open our newest San Diego store in Mira Mesa. This is a significant milestone as our national footprint surpasses 1,900 stores, including several more in the Southern California region.
Our streamlined stores and ever-growing array of organic and better-for-you foods are a natural fit for the active, health-focused lifestyle in San Diego. At ALDI, 90 percent of our products are exclusive brands, and we‘ve added even more healthy and convenient options. Our fresh food selection increased by 40 percent, and our product expansion included items in our liveGfree gluten-free line, plus our NeverAny! fresh meats, which have no antibiotics, added hormones or animal byproducts. To offer even more convenience, in 2018 we began offering online grocery delivery from all ALDI stores in the San Diego area through Instacart.
ALDI is honored to be an award-winning employer, offering generous compensation and benefits for employees who work more than 25 hours per week. We’ve been named to Forbes’ list of “America’s Best Large Employers” four years in a row and added 4,000 jobs last year.
We also like to give back. We’re a Feeding America Leadership Partner and last year our U.S. stores donated more than 28 million pounds of food through the ALDI Food Recovery Program. In San Diego County, this served nine local food banks. ALDI also sponsors initiatives that support health and wellness, including Action for Healthy Kids and the ALDI Smart Kids community giving program.
For more information, visit aldi.us or come say hello at your local store.