Aldi prepares for Florida debut

Aldi prepares for Florida debut

There are 38 comments on the The Business Journal of Tampa Bay story from Feb 4, 2008, titled Aldi prepares for Florida debut. In it, The Business Journal of Tampa Bay reports that:

Discount grocer Aldi moved closer to widespread distribution in the Sunshine State with the Thursday ground breaking on a 500,000-square-foot warehouse that will serve as its Florida headquarters. via The Business Journal of Tampa Bay

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Hey that_s me

Southwest Brevard Cnty, FL

#1 Feb 4, 2008
I am so glad there will finally be an Aldi's Store here. Even if you don't shop Aldi's, it keeps the other stores in line with prices, which is something that is badly needed in Pinellas Park, Thank you Aldi's, sincerely Pinellas Park Resident.
Ray Mack

Orange Park, FL

#2 Feb 11, 2008
I loved Aldi in Ohio. When are they coming to Jacksonville?

Christmas, FL

#3 Apr 8, 2008
I moved here 10 years ago from Pa. I shopped Aldi's up there all the time. Now I am stuck with walmarts community killing stores. When is Aldi's coming to Brevard Co. so I can have the privlage of never walk into a walmart again?

Brevard County
Aldi Fan

Elkmont, AL

#4 Apr 21, 2008
Aldi is coming to Titusville and Merritt Island in October and November 08. Can't wait!
Arnie okaloosa county

Freeport, FL

#5 May 5, 2008
When is Aldi coming to the Ft.Walton Beach, Crestview, area? We need one here.

Columbia, MO

#6 Jun 18, 2008
Aldi has great quality and very very competitive prices. But best of all they sell european CHOCOLATES!!! They also have a pretty good wine/beer selection.

Clearwater, FL

#7 Jun 19, 2008
Hey that_s me wrote:
I am so glad there will finally be an Aldi's Store here. Even if you don't shop Aldi's, it keeps the other stores in line with prices, which is something that is badly needed in Pinellas Park, Thank you Aldi's, sincerely Pinellas Park Resident.
there will be one this fall on hwy 19 and n e couchmen.I shop there all the time in wisconsin.
Aldi Bill

Spartanburg, SC

#8 Jul 8, 2008
As a store manager trainee, I can tell you we have 17 stores opening from August-September 08...and they will be a new breed of Aldi store
Crazy Otto

Odessa, FL

#9 Jul 11, 2008
Hey ALDI...must we drive to over the bridge to get your products?
We are are starving for your products in Sarasota...
Ronald Simmons

Sanford, FL

#10 Jul 23, 2008
Perhaps now Trader Joe's, a sister company will open some stores in Florida.
Bill in Sarasota


#11 Aug 1, 2008
Well we can't wait to drive with our friends to the opening of the Lakeland store.
Maria Port Richey Fl

Riverview, FL

#12 Aug 27, 2008
I shopped at Aldi's in WNY & was disappointed that it wasn't in Florida. Hope you open a store in Port Richey soon.

“Just me...”

Since: Jul 08

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#13 Aug 28, 2008
yeah its hard to beat aldis canned good prices, used to shop @the one in rome,ny..delivered to the warehouse s of syracuse
Shirley Billings

United States

#14 Sep 23, 2008
We are thrilled to learn of Aldi's coming to Palm Harbor but it would be even greater if you could open one in New Port Richey or Port Richey, Fl.
We shop Aldi's all the time in Lima, Ohio and sure miss them when we go to Florida for the winter months.

Is this a possibility?
Carolyn Mansco

United States

#15 Sep 24, 2008
My son, Ken Mansco, is the manager of the new store in Pinellas Park, Fl. He moved to Florida to open that store.
Juliane from Germany

Hanover, Germany

#16 Nov 6, 2008
we was for 5 Weeks in St. Petersburg Sept.Okt.2008 and we are happy that Aldi can help the Amerikan People. It is new, but gooooood.
We like Amerkia and the People so mutch and we wish you Guys good Luck with ALDI we see us next Jear.
Juliane and Horst

“I think I'll set this down now”

Since: May 08

United States

#17 Nov 8, 2008
I felt like I was shopping for groceries at the flea market. Aldi may have good off brand prices but it won't supplant Walmart for variety.

On a side note, supporting Mom and Pop markets is critical to supporting America more so than either of the two chains.
Lori D

Callahan, FL

#18 Feb 16, 2009
We need an Aldi in Jacksonville!!
from up north

United States

#19 Feb 16, 2009
I was on another blog regarding this topic in Lake Alfred (sip code 33850) it really got harsh. Alot of folks liked the store and alot of folks hates the store. We have one up here, it is ok - you can find some good deals in it. You do have to pay a deposit for your cart .25cents but when you return it to the store you get your refund. The reason for that is so that people do not live the carts on the parking lot. You need to take your own bags to put your groceries in or buy some of theirs. All in all it does save you money. I like them just fine. Remember you have to take your own bags to Sams warehouse or use their boxes to carry out your purchases. I say shop where you can save money. Times are getting harder. We need the super deals. I do not know if you all have a Savelots down there yet or not. But that is another reasonable store to shop.
from up north

United States

#20 Feb 16, 2009
I meant ZIP code 33850. check it out

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