The budget grocery store chain has big plans for expansion.

By Grace Elkus
December 12, 2017
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Based on the sheer number of store openings Aldi has planned for December, they’re just as dedicated to expansion as they are to their low prices. The popular grocery store already has locations in two-thirds of the country, and is hoping to have nearly 2,000 stores total by the end of the year.

Whether you’ll be visiting a new one or already have an Aldi nearby, now is the best time of year to shop. Stock up on their inexpensive groceries for weeknight holiday parties, or grab a few last-minute gifts. Read on to see if one’s opening in your neighborhood.

Opening Thursday, Dec. 14

Chula Vista, CA
Escondido, CA
Glendora, CA
Fort Pierce, FL
Elkridge (Columbia), MD
Omaha, NE
Virginia Beach, VA

Opening Friday, Dec. 15

Columbia, MO

Opening Wednesday, Dec. 20

Birmingham, AL

Opening Thursday, Dec. 21

Lake Worth, FL
Cazenovia, NY
Fayetteville, NC

Though you may be tempted to wait until the crowds die down to visit the new store, you’ll find it’s worth it to go on opening day. The company goes all out for their grand opening celebrations, offering an assortment of prizes and big savings. For more details on the hours and exact location of the stores above, head to Aldi’s website.

Curious about other grocery stores opening up near you? Check out every Trader Joe's opening in 2018 so far.