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ALDI grocery store hosts grand opening Thursday

Folks in Columbus lined up early Thursday morning for the grand opening of the newest grocery store, ALDI. (Source: Rico Mitchell/WTVM) Folks in Columbus lined up early Thursday morning for the grand opening of the newest grocery store, ALDI. (Source: Rico Mitchell/WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – On Thursday, Nov. 5, ALDI officially opened its first Columbus store, which is located at 6301 Veterans Parkway.

To celebrate the opening of the new Columbus store, ALDI hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday morning. The public was invited to attend and after the ceremony, the first 100 shoppers will received a golden ticket that contained ALDI gift certificates of various amounts.

Customers had the opportunity to tour the store, sample ALDI exclusive brand products and enter an on-site sweepstakes for a chance to win a year’s supply of ALDI produce. They currently carry nearly 70 varieties of fruits and vegetables, including several organic produce items.

"We are pleased to bring our store to Columbus to help customers get high-quality products at everyday low prices,” said Thom Behtz, Jefferson Division Vice President for ALDI. “We challenge shoppers to switch from national brands to our high-quality exclusive brands and save up to 50 percent without compromising. As important as price is, the only way to attract and keep shoppers is to have quality products.”

The Columbus store features high ceilings, natural lighting and environmentally friendly building materials such as recycled materials and energy saving refrigeration and light bulbs, to ensure that customers enjoy a shopping experience that is simple and easy to navigate.

In addition to the store’s new look, ALDI will bring shoppers a wide range of new, healthier options like organic produce, USDA Choice beef and the SimplyNature line of products, free of artificial colors, flavors or unnecessary enhancers.

ALDI also saves shoppers money by keeping stores open during prime shopping times. The newest location will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. ALDI accepts cash, debit and EBT cards.

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