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February 8, 2017

Aldi to invest $1.6bn to improve customer shopping experience

Grocery retailer Aldi has plans to invest $1.6bn in remodelling and expanding more than 1,300 stores by 2020 in the US.

Grocery retailer Aldi has plans to invest $1.6bn in remodelling and expanding more than 1,300 stores by 2020 in the US.

The retailer claimed that look of the new store is designed to offer a modern and convenient shopping experience to its customers with a focus on fresh items, including dairy and bakery sections.

Over the last few years, Aldi has added a wide range of products such as liveGfree gluten-free foods, SimplyNature organic items and Little Journey baby products.

"With this significant investment in our stores, what we're really doing is continuing to invest in Aldi customers."

The remodelled stores will feature a modern design, open ceilings, natural lighting and environmentally friendly building materials.

Aldi CEO Jason Hart said: "With this significant investment in our stores, what we're really doing is continuing to invest in Aldi customers.

"We're continuing to expand our fresh offerings, which means we need to provide more space for produce, meat, and bakery items.

“We've also made a number of improvements to our products such as removing added MSG, certified synthetic colors and partially hydrogenated oils from all of our Aldi exclusive brand foods. But one thing that hasn't changed is that our customers still save money on the groceries they buy the most.”

Aldi serves more than 40 million customers each month, which is an increase of nearly 60% since 2013.

As part of its expansion, Aldi has opened 34 stores since last March in Southern California.

The retailer plans to open 650 new stores across the US, and expects to operate nearly 2,000 stores by the end of next year.