Aldi Süd is to expand its Italian network with the addition of 80 new stores and a new distribution centre in Landriano, near Pavia, to better serve the north-west of the country. According to reports from Il Sole 24 Ore, the German discounter is mainly targeting metropolitan areas, particularly Milan and its environs. The new stores will open in 2020 and will consist of 600m2 and 800m2 structures.
In line with its commitment to a zero-kilometre approach, almost 75% of the food assortment at Aldi’s Italian stores will be sourced from Italian suppliers, with more space reserved for local products. Aldi has 66 stores Italy, mainly located in the north of the country. Meanwhile, the retailer has announced that is also planning to open 300 new outlets in Switzerland over the next ten years.