Aldi is one of the fastest-growing retailers in the United States.
It has more than 2,100 stores in 38 states and seeks to become the third-largest grocery retailer by the end of 2022, according to its Feb 8 news release.
Aldi stores still have a long way to go, as several US states do not have it. However, it is still branching out and looking to open new stores in 2022.
The below guide delves deeper into states that Aldi does not have a presence and what to look forward to. Read on;
How Many Aldi Stores Are There In The United States?
There are 2,152 Aldi stores located across 38 states as of 02,15,2022.
Aldi opened its first US store in Iowa in 1976.
Below is a map of Aldi store locations in the US.
What States Have No Aldi?
Currently, there are no Aldi stores in the following states;
- New Mexico
Aldi was mainly focused on expanding inwards rather than outwards. It explains why there are many new stores in places like Chicago and Florida that already have numerous stores. This is because of the already existing distribution network; hence, adding stores to the existing pipelines is more manageable than building new ones.
However, Aldi is working on expanding to the above states, with its 38th one recently opened in Louisiana, on 10th February 2022.
Aldi Stores Coming Soon
Aldi has plans to open two more Gulf Coast stores in early March and 20 more by the end of 2022.
It also plans to open 150 new stores in the US by the end of this year. It currently has plans to add five more stores in Florida and three in Arizona. Check out the grand opening for Aldi stores in various states here.
Aldi will also open a 564,000-sq-ft regional distribution center in Loxley, Alabama, by the end of 2022, which will support more than 100 Lousiana, Mississippi, and Alabama stores.
Which States/Cities Have The Most Number of Aldi Stores?
Illinois has the most number of branches, with 210 locations.
The top three states:
Top 10 cities in the U.S. with the most number of Aldi branches:
Number of Locations
What States Does Aldi Sell Alcohol?
Aldi sells alcohol in the majority of its store locations. These include Ohio, Iowa, Nebraska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, District of Colombia, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
However, Aldi is limited by state laws. For example, you must be 21 years or older to buy alcohol online or at the store, and you need to prove this by using your state ID, passport, or driver’s license. In some states, alcohol sale at grocery stores is not permitted, and in areas where alcohol is allowed, you need to have a liquor license.
States that do not sell alcohol include;
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
The easiest way to know if your local Aldi store sells alcohol is to visit the Find A Store Locator. Input your location and check on “Beer” and “Wine” features.
Aldi’s operating hours vary by state based on the local laws. Most Aldi stores open between 0830-0900hrs and close between 1900-2100hrs. Check with your local Aldi for the specific operating hours.
Aldi Store Locator
Customers can use the Aldi Find A Store Locator to find their nearest local store. Here, they can view the store hours get directions and item availability in the various stores.
You can find the Aldi website here. It has information on Aldi products, the weekly specials, and discounts to look out for.
Where Does Aldi Come From?
Aldi was founded by the Albrecht family, with its first store opening in 1961 in Germany.
It opened its first US store in 1976.
It currently has its headquarters in Batavia, Illinois, and has employed more than 25,000 people today.
Aldi is extensively known for its number one guiding principle: Great quality should not come at a high price, but with everyday low prices. It is why it has become quite popular, drawing more than 40 million customers per month.
How many Aldi stores are there in the world?
There are more than 10,000 Aldi stores globally.
Does Aldi deliver to states without Aldi stores?
Yes, Aldi delivers nationwide to customers in more than 10,000 ZIP codes.
Are there rumors of Aldi closing?
Yes, there have been rumors, but these are all speculations. Aldi is here to stay!
Where can you view the complete database of ALDI locations in the US?
You can view the Aldi store databases on their website.
Is Aldi Coming to Colorado State?
As of 2022, Aldi has no plans to come to Colorado.
Currently, Aldi is focused on the Gulf Coast and renovating its existing stores.
Is there an Aldi in Washington state?
There is no Aldi store in Washington state, and the closest one is in Clovis, CA, which is around 750 miles away.
Shoppers in Washington state can instead go to Trader Joe’s, a distant cousin of Aldi.
Why is Aldi not in Utah State?
Aldi is mainly focused on expanding into the Gulf Coast region; hence Utah is not on its priority list now.
Is there an Aldi in State College, PA?
Yes, it was opened on 28th October 2021.
Its operating hours are from 09000hrs to 2000hrs every day, apart from Tuesdays and Thursdays which open at 0830hrs.
Aldi is aggressively growing, and nothing is holding it back. This is great news for states with no Aldi stores, as things could change by the end of the year. For states that are not yet on Aldi’s radar, I believe it will only be a matter of time before they get to enjoy all the benefits.