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Supermarket chain Aldi has announced plans to strengthen operation in the US with approximately 100 new locations this year.

The retailer, which operates more than 2,000 stores in 37 US states, will primarily focus on Arizona, California, Florida and the Northeast region.

In addition to this, ALDI will expand its curbside pickup to approximately 500 more stores by the end of this year.

This came in addition to the approximately 600 stores in 35 states it operates until last summer and it will the total number of curbside locations to more than 1,200.

ALDI will also expand its e-Commerce offering throughout 2021.

ALDI US CEO Jason Hart said: “We’re incredibly proud to continue growing in all aspects of our business, from opening new stores to enhancing our eCommerce offerings, especially in light of the challenges businesses have faced in the last year.

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“Our commitment to our shoppers, new and existing, is the same — we will do everything in our power to offer the lowest possible prices every day — and we look forward to supporting more communities across the country with amazing ALDI products at a value that can’t be matched.”

ALDI also commenced construction of its 26th regional headquarters and distribution centre in Loxley, Alabama.

The 564,000ft2 distribution facility will be equipped to serve up to 100 stores in Alabama, Southern Georgia, Mississippi, the Florida Panhandle and Louisiana.

The facility, which should be opening next year, will generate additional 200 jobs.

Earlier this month, Aldi revealed plans to strengthen its workforce across the UK by creating 4,000 jobs this year.