While the old Aldi market in Stadtheide, which Edeka has now rented after long negotiations, has been working on for some weeks now, the core business has been restructured in record time. “Everyone was great,” Ley praises his staff. The market was completely cleared out, frozen food and fresh produce were driven into the Edeka market at night after the last opening day, and the rest was stored in Stadtheide.
Now everything is back in its place, but a bit has been redesigned. The fruit and vegetable department was enlarged, the office slightly offset, the aisles widened. The cash desks are exchanged. In addition to the EC card payment, credit card payments are also to be possible during the year. The parking lot was rebuilt a bit, a crosswalk for the pedestrians walking between the markets. 200 new shopping trolleys, including 50 beverage trolleys, have been purchased, and the underbuild houses have been rebuilt. The lighting is switched to LED. And there are currently funding applications for two charging stations for electric cars to be built in May.
At the opening hours, nothing changes. In both markets, the large-hearted sliding doors open from 8 am to 8 pm, Mondays to Saturdays, and from 12 pm to 6 pm on Sundays from 17 March.