Aldi Opening Large Store in Philadelphia


Typical ALDI store

An Aldi store of 2,500 square feet in extent will be erected in Philadelphia, a project with 475 apartment rental units.  The proposed store is approximately 40 percent larger than an average Aldi unit and half the size of a standard U.S. supermarket that averages approximately 45,000 square feet.


 The concept of placing a store within a multi-family residential complex follows a recent trend that was established by Giant Food in Fairfax, VA. and Safeway in Washington, D.C.   According to the developers of the project, rental apartments command a premium if residents can walk to a supermarket.