Real Estate - Commercial

Aldi Grocery Store To Open In Leland In December

By Cece Nunn, posted Nov 28, 2017
The Aldi at Ploof Road and U.S. 17 in Leland, shown Tuesday, is expected to open next month. (Photo courtesy of the town of Leland)
The Aldi grocery store under construction in Leland is expected to open Dec. 7, officials announced Tuesday.

The location at the corner of Ploof Road and U.S. 17 in Leland, in a new 60-acre commercial development called Leland Town Center, will be Aldi's third grocery store in the Cape Fear region.

Aldi opened two stores in Wilmington this summer, at 3701 S. College Road and 7954 Market St.

The three area stores are part of the company’s aggressive growth strategy of expanding to nearly 2,500 stores nationwide by the end of 2022, according to a news release.
“The town of Leland is excited that Aldi has selected Leland to be the location of its third store in the Cape Fear Region. This is just another example of the attention that our growing town is getting from national retailers,” said Gary Vidmar, the town of Leland’s economic and community development director, in the release.

Headquartered in Batavia, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, Aldi has been operating in the U.S. for the past 40 years.
Aldi stores offer a variety of products, from organic produce and antibiotic-free meats, to baby items, snacks, gluten-free products, and award-winning wine and cheese. Aldi stores are smaller than some other chains -- for example, the Leland location is about 19,000 square feet, while the average grocery store is more than 45,000 square feet, the release said.
Krysta Cearley, Salisbury division vice president for Aldi, said in the release, “We look forward to opening our doors to the Leland community next month, and bringing the ALDI shopping experience to residents who already know and love ALDI, as well as new fans.”

Aldi is one of several grocery store chains that have been or have plans to expand to the Wilmington area. Publix, based in Florida, is celebrating the grand opening of its 45,600-square-foot store at 7144 Market St. in Ogden Market Place on Nov. 29.

Story On The Map

Ico insights


Chris coudriet headshot 300x300 10211545555

For These Things and More, I Am Thankful

Chris Coudriet - New Hanover County Government
Webilm julieformal kellystarbuckcom mg 5471

The Benefits of Enrolling in the TSA Precheck Program

Julie Wilsey - Wilmington International Airport
Img 0801

End-of-Year Planning Strategies to Consider

Brett Tushingham - Tushingham Wealth Strategies

Trending News

Blaze Pizza Set To Open Wilmington Location Next Week

Jessica Maurer - Dec 11, 2018

Pender County To Get Another Distribution Firm

Christina Haley O'Neal - Dec 13, 2018

Junction 421 Replaces Osteria Cicchetti In Monkey Junction

Cece Nunn - Dec 12, 2018

Recruiters Talk Challenges In Hiring And Retaining Tech Talent

Johanna Cano - Dec 12, 2018

'Most Intriguing' Talks Focus On Economic Projects, Inclusion Efforts

Christina Haley O'Neal - Dec 11, 2018

In The Current Issue

Cape Fear Museum Gets Smithsonian Affiliation

Cape Fear Museum of History and Science has received a coveted designation. The museum is now one of only seven organizations in the state t...

Rulmeca Rolls Into New Space

A Wilmington-based company that produces motorized pulleys for a variety of markets has moved into a new, larger space to meet an increasing...

Supplying This Year's Oyster Season

Like many oyster farmers in the area, Conor MacNair had to contend with damage from Hurricane Florence as well as customer perceptions about...

Book On Business

The 2018 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!



2018 Power Breakfast - Dishing on the Restaurant Biz
2018 WilmingtonBiz Expo - Keynote Lunch with Eric Dinenberg, Rouse Properties
2017 Health Care Heroes