Supermarket ALDI is all set to open its new Australind store one year from now – however it is vague if it will trade alcohol. The general store chain is building the store at Australind Shopping Center, as a part of a venture into Western Australia and South Australia, as it tries to fight for the market share.
The local newspaper Bunbury Herald quoted a representative for ALDI saying the development of the new store was “advancing great” ahead of the inaugural in July. “ALDI has focused on creating up to 70 stores in Western Australia in the coming years,” she said. “Each of these stores, including Australind, will offer 15 to 20 full and part time jobs for the locals. “ALDI has started enlistment for managers and store administrators in Western Australia.” The organization has likewise affirmed it will look for alcohol licenses for various WA stores.
“While ALDI at present offers alcohol on the east drift, a choice has not yet been made in the matter of whether ALDI Liquor will be made available in Western Australia,” she said. “ALDI will apply for alcohol licenses at a predetermined number of potential store areas all through the State.
An official conclusion about the offer of liquor will only be made once these applications have been evaluated. The general store will replace the previous Home Timber and Hardware store, which was decimated. The Triplett family owned the handyman shop for over twenty-five years. ALDI’s venture into WA and South Australia is worth almost $700 million.