ALDI in Culpeper hosted its grand reopening Friday, June 1, unveiling a fresh look and new options.
Gordon Stewart, Director of Operations at ALDI US, said the Culpeper store orginally opened in 2007 and underwent a small renovation about a year ago. This newest addition includes a 2,000 square foot expansion, taking over part of the shopping plaza that was previously occupied. The new space allowed ALDI to offer more produce, a fresh interactive bakery and more fresh meat.
“The company has invested millions of dollars into remodeling all of our stores,” Stewart said. “This store specifically, the space next to us became open and we’ve been wanting to expand this space to introduce things like expanded produce, more natural and include the interactive bakery.”
The addition led ALDI to hire six new employees, giving them 18 at the Culpeper store now. The store was closed for about two weeks while the renovations took place, Stewart said.
“I think the customers here in Culpeper have asked for more fresh products,” Stewart said. “They are looking for more produce items, the bakery and fresh meat. We’ve put them right up front so the response is this ‘wow’ factor as soon as you walk in.”
While the bakery doesn’t offer cakes, there can be custom orders on products such as buns, donuts and croissants.
ALDI is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.