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ALDI opens its first two shops on Gran Canaria, in Las Palmas and Telde | The Canary

Based mostly on one of many fundamental arterial routes out and in of the capital, reverse the La Bellena Centro Comercial, within the industrial zone often called Miller Bajo, on Calle Alfredo Martín Reyes, nº4 a staff of 26 have been employed to work full time, of which 25 had been employed by means of a Servicio Canario de Empleo (SCE) program, with which ALDI has been collaborating over current months.

The Telde retailer is positioned on the Concejal Juan Rodríguez Betancourt roundabout within the Las Rubiesas industrial zone the place 20 folks will work, 19 of whom have additionally been employed by means of ALDI’s collaboration with the SCE.

Greater than a century serving buyers


The Albrecht household low cost chain, which now has greater than 370 shops all through Spain, was initially based in 1946 by Karl and Theo Albrecht, after they took over their mom’s grocery retailer in Essen, which had been run by the household since 1913 when journeyman baker Karl Albrecht had began buying and selling in baked items, and a yr later his spouse opened the primary grocery retailer in Essen-Schonnebeck. By 1960 the corporate had been cut up in to 2, Nord and Sud, and by 1962 that they had launched the title Aldi (a syllabic abbreviation for Albrecht Diskont).

The premise on which they grew the enterprise was very clear: if you recognize your buyer you’ll at all times be capable of give them what they want at the most effective value.

Put up WWII Germany was a posh surroundings through which to function, however the Albrechts tailored their pricing to the financial actuality of the time and made a dedication to their neighbours to make sure that the communities they served at all times had their fundamental wants met, at the highest quality that may very well be afforded.  The ethic has served them properly as the corporate has expanded all through Germany, Europe, the US and Australia, with each firm teams using a complete of greater than 250,000 folks worldwide, 77,000 of that are a part of the Aldi Nord group of corporations in Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland, Denmark, Poland, France and Portugal, and throughout Spain.

These two new shops every have business areas of greater than 1,200 m2, for now the marginally bigger one (1,400 m2) being in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Each have greater than 100 parking areas every accessible for purchasers, together with three recharging factors for electrical autos within the capital and two on the Telde retailer.

They’ve additionally adopted photo voltaic panels to generate a lot of the facility consumed by the shops, equipping the institutions with low-energy LED lighting and automation applied sciences that goal to keep away from product losses, that may occur as a consequence of breakdowns, and enhance the operation of lighting and air-con. The services use CO2 as refrigerant fuel, which, say the corporate, is a extra sustainable and environment friendly various to different choices accessible in the marketplace.

On the inauguration of the capital’s Miller Bajo retailer, ALDI Growth Director for the Canary Islands, Jesús García (pictured proper), identified to Mayor Augusto Hidalgo, attending the inauguration, that 20% of the grocery store inventory within the capital of Gran Canaria, “will likely be from native suppliers, with greater than 330 gadgets of Canarian origin, similar to recent produce, dairy merchandise, drinks, frozen meals and cosmetics, from a complete of 60 producers within the Archipelago”.

Jesús García mentioned “we need to change into the weekly buy choice for folks from Las Palmas and the province’s residents”.

Mayor Hidalgo emphasised the “dedication of this firm to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in addition to the enhance to the financial system, and the expansion of employment, that the opening of this new centre represents for town, which has registered the most effective ranges of employability within the final 15 years regardless of the context of the pandemic and the difficulties that this has induced for the business material and public administration”. 

The mayor spent a while mingling with buyers and and loved discovering out extra about a number of of the gadgets on supply, together with recent produce sourced from the island, kitchenware and confectionary made right here on the islands, that includes well-known manufacturers like Tirma

At one level Hidalgo was seen waving a frying pan round with delight, to the enjoyment of the islands press photographers, who had been out in drive for the inaugural occasion.

Clearly very talked-about already with native buyers and cut price hunters, it appears ALDI has a shiny future right here on the islands.


Víctor Asensio, Director of Recent Produce for ALDI Spain, mentioned throughout the inauguration of the Telde retailer that 80% of ALDI’s supply is of nationwide origin, “which exhibits that we’re dedicated to native merchandise to produce our shops”.

The Telde grocery store additionally serves as an ALDI coaching retailer to welcome new arrivals to the corporate in order that they’ll familiarise themselves with the merchandise, processes and standard dynamics of an ALDI grocery store. In addition to this one at Cruce de Melenara,  there’s one other coaching retailer within the Tenerife municipality of Arafo.  Two shops had been opened as we speak on Tenerife, as a part of the growth plan that ALDI is growing all through the Canary Islands, particularly in San Cristóbal de La Laguna and in Arafo. Subsequent month the corporate will open one other three shops on Tenerife.  With future plans already being mentioned for additional openings.

The 4 ALDIs, which have newly opened, goal to supply residents of the islands new selection as to the place they’ll do their weekly store, with high quality merchandise promised on the lowest doable value.

ALDI has employed greater than 80 folks on the islands thus far and by the tip of the yr, could have generated greater than 240 jobs within the area, together with workplace employees, shops and the logistics platform put into operation final Might, in Arinaga.

100 or so merchandise at present on supply will be recognized with the ‘Soy canario’ model, a label created particularly by ALDI to ensure clients that these merchandise are made on the Canary Islands or have originated from the islands.


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