ALDI breaks ground on $100M distribution hub & regional HQ in Loxley

A rendering of the upcoming distribution center & regional headquarters in Loxley, Alabama. Photo via ALDI

Yesterday, February 10th, worldwide supermarket chain ALDI broke ground on their upcoming $100M distribution hub & regional headquarters in Loxley, Alabama. Once complete in October 2022, the center will help facilitate ALDI’s expansion throughout the Gulf Coast region.

A New $100M Facility in Baldwin County

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey at the groundbreaking for ALDI’s new facility in Loxley, Alabama. Photo via Governor’s Office

On Wednesday, ALDI broke ground on a new regional headquarters and distribution center in Loxley, just north of I-10/AL-59 in Loxley’s industrial district. Over the construction period, ALDI anticipates that the project will bring in $100M in capital investment in Baldwin County. The 564,000 square-foot facility will create an additional 200 jobs in the area once it opens in 2022.

In addition, the new distrubution center in Loxley will feature sustainable building elements, including:

  • Solar Panels.
  • LED Lighting.
  • An environmentally friendly refrigeration system.

Want to learn more about construction projects in Alabama? Read our previous article.

Supporting ALDI’s Growth in the Gulf Coast

The interior of an ALDI supermarket. Photo via ALDI

ALDI’s new distribution center in Loxley will be the company’s sixth distribution center in the South, and will help support ALDI’s continued growth in the region. By the end of 2022, ALDI plans to open up to 35 new stores in the Gulf Coast. The Loxley distribution center will help support up to 100 stores in the South, in states such as Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Florida.

“We’re incredibly proud to continue growing in all aspects of our business, from opening new stores to enhancing our eCommerce offerings, especially in light of the challenges businesses have faced in the last year. Our commitment to our shoppers, new and existing, is the same — we will do everything in our power to offer the lowest possible prices every day — and we look forward to supporting more communities across the country with amazing ALDI products at a value that can’t be matched.”

Jason Hart, CEO, ALDI U.S.

As one of the fastest-growing supermarkets in the country, ALDI is on track to become the third largest grocery retailer by the end of 2022. In fact, ALDI currently operates over 2,000 stores in 37 states. The new distribution center in Loxley will help ALDI continue to thrive in the South—in fact, ALDI plans to expand to Louisiana with the support of the Loxley facility.

Excited to see a huge new development in Baldwin County? Tag us @thebamabuzz to let us know your thoughts!

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