Aldi grocery stores in the Upstate are getting makeovers. The renovations are part of the company’s nationwide plan to remodel and expand more than 1,300 stores in the U.S. by 2020. In February, Aldi announced a $1.6 billion investment in its stores across the country, with nearly $18 million dedicated to enhancing 13 stores in the Upstate by the end of this year.
The renovated Aldi stores seek to deliver on customer desires for a “modern and convenient shopping experience” with a focus on fresh items, including more produce, dairy and bakery sections, according to a news release. Remodeled stores also will feature a new design, open ceilings, natural lighting and environmentally-friendly building materials, such as recycled materials, energy-saving refrigeration and LED lighting.
Aldi was founded in Germany and the company’s U.S. headquarters are in Batavia, Ill.