Columbus, Ohio – ALDI, one of the fastest-growing grocery retailers in the U.S., has announced plans to expand its corporate footprint in Dublin, Ohio, creating 30 new jobs. Hiring for national real estate services, real estate analytics, goods not for resale, facilities systems and sustainability positions will begin in Q1 2021.
The ALDI National Real Estate Services office at 5115 Parkcenter Avenue opened four years ago and is primarily responsible for the company’s domestic real estate strategy for new markets as well as its existing store network. ALDI is experiencing growing demand for its products across the U.S., including Ohio, so expanding its workforce in the Columbus Region will assist with increased logistical planning. The company currently employs 45 full-time staff at its corporate facility in Dublin.
ALDI, with its U.S. headquarters in Batavia, Illinois, has held the esteemed title of Value Leader among U.S. grocery stores for 10 years running, according to the latest Market Force Information® U.S. Grocery Competitive Study.* The company is aggressively expanding its store count and is now one of America’s fastest-growing grocery retailers with more than 2,000 stores across 37 states.
“ALDI is a leader in the grocery industry, and we are thrilled to see such an innovative, high-growth company expand its presence in Dublin,” said City of Dublin Director of Economic Development Colleen Gilger. “The company’s decision to increase its headcount by nearly 70% is not only proof of the Columbus Region’s strong retail and back-office sectors, but also our ability to support high-growth companies that are expanding their national reach.”
The Columbus Region has significant back-office and technology talent with concentrations of software developers, financial specialists and customer service representatives well above the national average. Large and fast-growing companies alike benefit from the affordability of real estate and talent, allowing companies access to top talent at a better value. Companies operating in the Region continue to pursue innovation, testing new processes and products in Columbus, which is demographically representative of the nation as a whole.
“As demand for ALDI’s products grows throughout North America, its real estate strategy is being driven from the Columbus Region,” said JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef. “This expansion brings 30 jobs to the Dublin corporate facility that will play an essential role in advancing ALDI’s approach to growth and efficiencies.”
ALDI is one of America’s fastest-growing retailers, serving millions of customers across the country each month. With more than 2,000 stores across 37 states, ALDI is on track to become the third-largest grocery retailer by store count by the end of 2022. When it comes to value, ALDI won’t be beat on price. For 10 years running, ALDI has held the esteemed title of Value Leader among U.S. grocery stores, according to the latest Market Force Information® U.S. Grocery Competitive Study,* and ALDI has been No. 1 for price according to the Dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index Report for three years running. Since 1976, ALDI has offered a unique shopping experience where customers Shop differentli® and never have to compromise on quality, selection or value. In fact, 1 in 3 ALDI-brand products is award-winning** Customers can save time and money by conveniently shopping in-store or online at shop.aldi.us. ALDI also proudly serves as a Feeding America Leadership Partner, donating 30 million pounds of food each year in an effort to end hunger in America. For more information about ALDI, visit aldi.us.
*According to annual surveys of U.S. consumers conducted 2011-18 and 2020 by Market Force Information.®
**As of 1/29/20, based on an audit of everyday, nationally distributed ALDI-exclusive branded products.
About City of Dublin, Ohio Dublin is a city of nearly 50,000 residents located just northwest of Columbus, Ohio. It offers residents and corporate citizens responsive services, attractive housing, superior public education, direct regional highway access, abundant park space, thoughtful and strategic planning, innovative ideas and technology and a dynamic community life. Dublin is consistently ranked one of the safest cities in the nation and in 2015 was named one of America’s Top 20 Creative Class Cities. It is home to more than 20 corporate headquarters, an entrepreneurial center, 4,300+ businesses, world-class events and the urban, walkable Bridge Street District. For more information, visit DublinOhioUSA.gov or call 614-410-4400.
JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobsohio.com. Follow the company on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
About One Columbus As the economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus Region, One Columbus’ mission is to lead a comprehensive regional growth strategy that develops and attracts the world’s most competitive companies, grows a highly adaptive workforce, prepares our communities for the future, and inspires corporate, academic and public innovation throughout the Columbus Region. One Columbus expertly guides companies through the location decision process. Through strategic business outreach and customized research, the One Columbus team leverages public, private and institutional partnerships to grow the Columbus Region’s economy and strengthen its national and international competitiveness. Funding is received from more than 300 private organizations, local governments, academic institutions and JobsOhio. Learn more at ColumbusRegion.com.
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