Grocery shopping in Queen Creek and Phoenix just got smarter, faster and easier. ALDI, a leader in the grocery industry, will open its first stores in Queen Creek and in Phoenix as part of its aggressive national expansion. ALDI operates more than 2,100 stores in 37 states and is on track to become the third-largest U.S. grocery retailer by store count by the end of 2022.

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The ALDI business model is intentionally different. ALDI focuses on offering shoppers the best products at the lowest possible prices, and Arizona shoppers can experience the ALDI difference when the new Queen Creek store opens on December 10, 2021, at 8 am. The Phoenix store will open Feb. 2. These stores will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

“We are excited to open our first ALDI locations in Queen Creek and Phoenix. ALDI is dedicated to investing in Arizona and wants to continue to introduce area shoppers to the high-quality, fresh foods offered at low prices in every aisle of the store, every day,” said Tom Cindel, Group Director of Operations and Logistics for ALDI. “The ALDI business model is designed to provide exceptional products at unbeatable prices, and we look forward to serving Arizona customers for many years to come.”

When customers come to ALDI, they can expect a fast, easy and affordable shopping experience that is purposely different. Here are just a few things that make the ALDI experience unique:

Low-price leader: Access to affordable groceries is important, and the ALDI commitment to low prices is unwavering. For the past 10 years, ALDI has held the esteemed title of Value Leader among U.S. grocery stores, according to the Market Force Information® U.S. Grocery Competitive Study.*

Private-label pioneer: ALDI works with the best partners to curate a selection of more than 90% exclusive brands, and ALDI guarantees its products are as good as or better than national brands.

Quality: ALDI guarantees quality. We’re so confident in our products that every item in our stores is backed by our Twice as Nice Guarantee.* If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with the quality of a product, we will gladly replace the product AND refund your money.

Shoppers participate in the savings: Depositing a quarter to unlock a shopping cart is one way ALDI saves shoppers money. ALDI doesn’t need to hire employees to corral loose carts, and customers get their quarter back when they return the cart. ALDI also asks shoppers to bring reusable bags and has never offered single-use plastic bags, a sustainable policy that leads to savings that are passed on to customers.

Affordable and sustainable: ALDI stocks its stores with food and household essentials, including healthy, convenient options at great prices and a robust selection of produce delivered fresh daily.  For example, ALDI-exclusive brand seafood is 100% sustainably sourced. Barissimo and Simply Nature brand coffee will be 100% certified as sustainably sourced by the end of 2022. Stores are also built with environmentally friendly materials and feature open ceilings and natural lighting.

Online shopping: Choices and convenience matter to customers. ALDI continues to expand its delivery and curbside pickup services. By the end of this year, ALDI will offer curbside pickup in more than 1,200 locations across the country.*** Visit to place an order.

Store size: ALDI stores are designed for simplicity and efficiency. A typical store is approximately 12,000 square feet of retail space, making ALDI stores much easier to navigate than traditional grocery stores.

Work with ALDI: ALDI is an award-winning employer that is nationally acclaimed for prioritizing its employees and their well-being. Known for offering highly competitive wages and industry-leading benefits, ALDI has been recognized as one of America’s Best Large Employers by Forbes six times in the past seven years. As one of the fastest-growing retailers in the U.S., ALDI is constantly creating new job opportunities in local communities, coast to coast. To learn more about working at ALDI and search job openings, go to