EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Aldi has resubmitted plans to the township Planning Board after receiving comments from its plan submitted earlier this year, a board spokesman said.
Aldi announced Tuesday it was holding a one-day, statewide hiring spree to support the growth of its current locations, as well as four new locations, including Egg Harbor Township.
“We are excited to confirm the upcoming Egg Harbor Township ALDI store is expected to open in the first half of 2018, but at this time, it is still too early to confirm any other details,”said Aldi Center Valley Division Vice President Bob Grammer.
“We look forward to joining the Egg Harbor Township community and bringing local residents the highest quality groceries at affordable prices.”
In April, the supermarket obtained Planning Board approval to build an 18,000-square-foot grocery store at the intersection of the Black Horse Pike and Tower Avenue.
But, Aldi must “comply with the conditions of the Planning Board,” said Thursday board clerk Jim Varall.
The company must pay for bonding and state inspection fees, Varall said. It also needs approval from the state Department of Transportation for any improvements.
Aldi looks at several factors when choosing new store locations, Grammer said.
“We want the best sites that are closest to our shoppers and can support a high daily traffic volume. As the demand for ALDI continues to grow, so do our real estate options. Bottom line, we want to be conveniently located for our shoppers,” Grammer said.
The Egg Harbor Township and three other new locations are part of the company’s $3.4 billion investment to expand to 2,500 stores nationwide by the end of 2022, Grammer said the company announced earlier this year.
The company currently has about 1,600 stores in 35 states, according to its website.