Perth is going crazy for Aldi, with stores opening across WA, Martin Eade reports.
The wait is finally over! Aldi opened its first four WA supermarkets today at Belmont Forum, Kwinana, Lakeside Joondalup and The Square Mirrabooka. The official launch was held at the Kwinana store, where crowds assembled to grab some early bargains despite the rather chilly weather.
If you’re not familiar with the Aldi concept and what it means to WA shoppers, you can read about it here.
During the opening ceremony, it was confirmed that Western Australian shoppers will not pay higher prices compared to the east coast for all products except fruit and vegetables, due to regional sourcing.
“At Aldi Australia, we are committed to helping our customers stretch their grocery dollars further, without ever compromising on quality,” said Damien Scheidel, Aldi Managing Director – Western Australia.
“Western Australians will not pay any more for their groceries than Aldi shoppers on the eastern seaboard, with the exception of fresh fruit and vegetables. These products are purchased state by state, and therefore there will be minor variances in pricing for these items.”
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“Aldi is a welcome addition to the Western Australian retail sector. They will provide job opportunities and a wide variety of fresh local produce. I look forward to shopping there soon,” Mr Barnett said.
Its next ten stores will open in Halls Head, Australind, Harrisdale, Rockingham, Camillo, Southern River, Mandurah, Butler, Mundaring and South Lake.