Updated: Mar 16
Discount Retail Chain Aldi Spain (German family owned) will give a new boost to its growth in the Spanish market during 2022. The company, which closed 2021 with a total of 357 supermarkets open in the country, plans to undertake the opening of nearly 50 new establishments, which It will allow you to overcome the barrier of 400.
That fifty openings will represent the highest level of openings that Aldi undertakes in a single year. There will be 10 more compared to those carried out during 2021. In 2020 it carried out 23 inaugurations and in 2019, 17. The novelty compared to other years will be the arrival in the Canary Islands and Asturias, where it will inaugurate its first premises.
In the Canary Islands, it plans to do so in the second half of the year. There he also undertakes the construction of his first logistics platform, specifically in the Arinaga industrial estate, on the island of Gran Canaria. On the islands, Aldi aims to reach a figure of 20 supermarkets in the next three years. During 2022 it will also continue to open new supermarkets in other communities where it arrived for the first time last year, such as Galicia.
“This 2022 we want to continue growing in a sustainable way, consolidating our presence in regions where many families already trust us, such as Andalusia, the Community of Madrid, Catalonia or the Valencian Community; and position ourselves as a reference purchase option in other regions such as the Canary Islands or Galicia”, explains Valentín Lumbreras, CEO of Aldi in Spain, in a statement. According to the company, most of the openings will take place in the Community of Madrid, the Valencian Community, Catalonia and Andalusia, with about half of that fifty, in addition to expanding its weight in the Balearic Islands or the Basque Country.
"In accordance with the current rate of growth, the reinforcement of our logistics capacity and the rate of opening of supermarkets that we plan to maintain, our investment in Spain will continue to increase in the coming years and we will continue to generate new job opportunities," adds Lumbreras. In the accumulated until last September, Aldi had a market share in Spain of 1.4%, according to Kantar data, although it was the chain that had won a higher percentage of new customers. Specifically, it reached 29.1% of Spanish buyers, 2.7 points more than in the previous year.