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EatBeat: ALDI Supermarket Opening in Delray Beach

August 26th, 2011 · 6 Comments

Facebook’s abuzz with the news that an ALDI supermarket will soon open on Linton Boulevard in Delray Beach – the first in Palm Beach County.

There are 48 of the Iowa-based discount stores in Florida, with concentration along the west coast and around Orlando. In 31 states, they have more than 1000 stores.

Only occasionally will a brand-name product show up on the shelf – the company’s release says less than 5 percent of products are national brands. The rest are ALDI’s exclusive “premium” branded foods. Along with shelf foods, fresh meat and produce are available. Some stores also sell beer and wine.

Streamlined shopping experience

The store is able to discount by cutting back on some shopping amenities – free bags among them. The store is BYOB – bring your own bags; otherwise, there’s a charge. To use a shopping cart, shoppers pay 25 cents and get it back when they return the cart.

Debit cards are accepted, along with EBT cards, but no credit cards are taken – it’s cash and carry for the most part.

Aldi will open in the old Albertson’s store at Military Trail and Linton Boulevard in west Delray Beach; no word yet on when.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Terri Turner // Aug 26, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    I just came across my first Aldi when I was recently in Georgia. I love it! Prices are so low and their products are great! Publix should take a lesson from them. You pay for a cart and get your .25 back when you return it to the slot. I’m really tired of seeing shopping carts all over the streets. The store basic, clean and inexpensive. We need one in West Palm Beach!

  • 2 Jan Norris // Aug 26, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    They’re expanding widely in South Florida, so you should expect to see more.

  • 3 Doug // Aug 27, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Aldi store locator says grand opening is August 29!

  • 4 Anne Kormes // Nov 10, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Confirm Aldi store in Delray Beach on Linton Ave is open for business, please. Thank you

  • 5 B. Mendola // Nov 16, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    We need an Aldi in Martin county/Fl.I shop in Aldi in Germany and like it very much,I also shop in Aldi in Boca Raton/Fl. but live in Martin County and hope someday they have a Location there.

  • 6 JIM TAYLOR // Oct 5, 2012 at 5:30 am

    when is your job fair on 10/6?

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