IT'S TIME: The Aldi Dalby store is opening this Wednesday.
IT'S TIME: The Aldi Dalby store is opening this Wednesday. Sam Flanagan

Aldi intends to shake up our shopping experience

AFTER months of anticipation, the arrival of Dalby's new shopping destination has finally arrived.

Aldi will officially open its doors on Wednesday, and the global giant has promised the community "high-quality products at permanently low prices”.

"We offer a supermarket experience that is like no other in Australia, and it's our differences that allow us to bring unbeatable value to our customers every day,” an Aldi Australia spokesman told the Dalby Herald.

"We're excited to be opening our new store in Dalby and look forward to showing local residents the difference Aldi can make to their wallets and lifestyles.”

The new store will contain enhanced displays, improved navigation and a modern interior store design.

New features include redesigned shelving, expanded wooden produce bays, as well as extended energy efficient chillers.

The Aldi spokesman said energy management was a key priority for the company, and the store had been fitted with efficient LED lighting.

There will also be improved point-of-sale displays and store signage.

"While we're delighted to be introducing these innovations, we want our customers to know they won't lead to higher prices,” the spokesman said.

To celebrate the opening of the new Aldi store, there will be a number of unique specials on offer Wednesday which will not be available in any other store.

Aldi Dalby will be run by a team of 15-20 local employees.

Western Downs Regional Council spokeswoman for economic development, Donna Ashurst, said Aldi's investment in the town was a great sign for the community.

"The opening of international supermarket giant Aldi in Dalby, as well as the opening of Bunnings Warehouse earlier this year, is a show of faith in our retail sector from two of the largest players in Australia,” Cr Ashurst said.

"Not only does new business create jobs and career pathways, but it further establishes the Western Downs as a retail hub where our residents can shop locally, as well as capturing the outlier market of shoppers or traffic passing through our region.”

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