Company Name: ALDI
Industry Sector: Food and agribusiness
Company Profile: Headquartered in Germany – with its U.S. headquarters in Batavia, Illinois – ALDI is one of America’s fastest-growing retailers. With more than 2,000 stores across 37 states, ALDI is on track to become the third-largest grocery retailer by store count by the end of 2022. For 10 years running, ALDI has held the esteemed title of Value Leader among U.S. grocery stores, according to the latest Market Force Information® U.S. Grocery Competitive Study, and ALDI has been No. 1 for price according to the Dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index Report for three years running.
Company Website: www.aldi.us
- Type of Project: Expansion
- Jobs committed: 30
- Jobs retained: 45
- Capital Investment: $50,000
ALDI’s corporate office in central Ohio opened four years ago and is primarily responsible for the company’s domestic real estate strategy for new markets as well as its existing store network.
ALDI is experiencing growing demand for its products in markets and regions across the U.S., including Ohio, and is looking to accommodate increased logistical planning.
“ALDI is a leader in the grocery industry, and we are thrilled to see such an innovative, high-growth company expand its presence in Dublin. The company’s decision to increase its headcount by nearly 70% is not only proof of the Columbus Region’s strong retail and back-office sectors, but also our ability to support high-growth companies that are expanding their national reach.” – Colleen Gilger, director of economic development, city of Dublin
Aldi plans to expand its corporate footprint in Dublin, Ohio, just outside of Columbus.
Food and agribusiness is the largest industry in Ohio, boasting hundreds of companies that cultivate, process, package, distribute and market food and drinks enjoyed by consumers around the world. Ohio is within a day’s drive of 60% of the U.S. and Canada populations and has multiple transportation options, offering companies efficient, cost- effective ways to obtain raw materials, produce goods, and deliver food to market.
With its agrarian history and numerous colleges and universities offering agricultural programs and degrees, Ohio has all levels of talent, from entry-level workers to management-level executives, ready to help companies reach success.
One Columbus, JobsOhio, city of Dublin, and the Ohio Development Services Agency