The first ALDI Australia store opened its doors on the 25th of January 2001. There are now over 560 stores around Australia across QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, SA and WA and more than 13,500 hardworking ALDI employees serving the millions of loyal customers, during a particularly challenging year.
In 20 years of operation, ALDI Australia has made a significant contribution to the Australian economy with new and upgraded stores, local business partnerships and jobs. ALDI’s ethos of everyday low prices has meant Australians can save on a variety of products when they shop at ALDI compared to other major supermarkets.
The products that contribute to making that possible are a part of a carefully selected and exclusive grocery range has over 1,800 products. While the range may be limited, this limited range allows ALDI to maintain efficient operations, achieve their signature store layout and have an elevated focus on product quality.
Despite the limited range, ALDI are still able to cater for a variety of customer needs by accommodating all dietary requirements into their product range including lactose-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan. They have also launched exclusive health food brands that help customer make informed choices easier. These products adhere to strict criteria meaning customers can shop with confidence. These brands include Oh So Natural, Just Organic and Has No.
In addition to its acclaimed products, ALDI has been rated best in Canstar Blue’s 2020 supermarket ratings. This marks ALDI’s seventh win in nine years, scoring five stars for deals & specials, product freshness, quality of private label products, store layout, value for money and overall satisfaction.
ALDI is not only committed to their customers and their staff, but also its responsibility to the community. This means that ALDI are constantly working to improve the way they operate to not only benefit their staff, but their customers, and are committed to developing and maintaining outstanding social and environmental relationships.
ALDI believe that providing their employees with ongoing professional development is vital in supporting their employees’ careers. So much so, they have a centralised team through ALDI Academy, which provides support for all learning and development activities. Developing their staff is an integral part of maintaining a competitive retail edge and they believe that by investing in their people they will ultimately provide a quality outcome for their customers.
2020-2021 has proven that ALDI’s people are truly at the forefront of what they do and that keeping them safe is their number one priority. In response to COVID-19, ALDI invested in safety measures to protect employees and shoppers. In response to lockdown, ALDI rolled out working from home devices to all office staff to ensure corporate operations and support could still be provided to its store and warehouse network, all from the safety of home. Since the easing of restrictions, ALDI has implemented working from home as a permanent policy whereby eligible roles are given 10 days a month to work from home.