ALDI opens Auburn store Thursday, hiring event Saturday

AUBURN, Ind. (ADAMS) – A new grocery store is headed to Auburn on Thursday. ALDI says it will offer Auburn residents a fresh, new shopping experience as it opens its first Auburn store, located at 207 Touring Drive.
According to a press release, the Auburn store is part of the aggressive $3.4 billion investment plan ALDI recently announced to expand to 2,500 stores nationwide by the end of 2022. ALDI currently has more than 1,600 stores in 35 states, serving more than 40 million customers each month.

Courtesy: ALDI
Courtesy: ALDI

To celebrate the opening of its first Auburn store, ALDI will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:25 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18. The public is invited to attend.

Following the ceremony, the first 100 customers will receive a golden ticket, each containing ALDI gift cards of various amounts. Customers can also tour the store, sample ALDI exclusive brand products and enter an on-site sweepstakes for a chance to win a year’s supply of ALDI produce. ALDI offers a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, including several organic produce items.
“We’re thrilled to join the Auburn community and offer customers the benefits of the ALDI shopping experience. Our high-quality products and everyday low prices make for a combination our competitors just can’t match,” said David Zalunardo, Valparaiso division vice president for ALDI. “Our stores are simple to navigate, so it’s easy for shoppers to get in, get what they need and continue on with their day knowing they left with a shopping cart full of groceries that fit their lifestyle and save them money.”

ALDI says it is thanks to input from customers, the Auburn store presents a new look, offering a modern and convenient shopping experience. Customers will notice a focus on fresh items, including more robust produce, dairy and bakery sections and more room for customers’ favorite products. ALDI stores will also feature a modern design, open ceilings, natural lighting and environmentally-friendly building materials – such as recycled materials, energy-saving refrigeration and LED lighting.

Courtesy: ALDI
Courtesy: ALDI

ALDI is proud to offer a wide range of premium groceries at prices up to 50 percent** less than the competitors. In the last few years, ALDI has added a number of new product lines that have quickly become customer favorites including a growing organic selection, USDA Choice meats, the liveGfree gluten-free product line, the SimplyNature line of products free from over 125 artificial ingredients and preservatives and the Never Any! line of meats free from antibiotics, added hormones and animal by-products. To better serve customers and their growing families, ALDI now carries a full line of baby products, Little Journey, which offers customers award-winning diapers, wipes, training pants, formula, organic food and snacks.


ALDI will also hold a hiring event in Fort Wayne on Saturday, January 20th from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Ft. Wayne – IPFW & Coliseum located at 4111 Paul Shaffer Drive.

• Store Associate: $11.30 – $12.35/ hour
• Shift Manager: $11.30 – $12.35/hour plus a $5.00 per hour premium when performing manager duties
• Manager Trainee – $45,000 per year ($22.00 per hour averaging 40 hours per week), with an opportunity to earn $60,000 to $80,000 per year as a Store Manager

Job Requirements:
• Must be 18 years or older to apply
• High school diploma or GED preferred
• Must be available to work anytime between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., Monday – Sunday
• Retail experience preferred
• Management experience preferred for Manager Trainees
• Drug screening and background check
• Ability to lift 45 pounds

Quick Facts:
• ALDI offers employees generous wages and benefits that are higher than the national average for the retail industry
• ALDI staff averaging more than 25 hours a week are eligible for full health insurance benefits and dental coverage
• All employees are invited to participate in the 401(k) program
• Awarded National 2017 Top Workplaces that recognizes organizations with the highest employee engagement
• Recently named to the Forbes 2017 list of America’s Best Large Employers for the third consecutive year