The shop will partner with the Banco Alimentar do Algarve to help around 27,800 people with food shortages throughout the region.
ALDI Portugal announced today the opening of two more new stores, respectively, in Ferreiras (Albufeira) and Águas Santas (Maia, in the North of Portugal), which will employ some 40 people.
The supermarket chain opened 17 new stores in Portugal in 2022 and promises to further increase its number in 2023 by opening more stores. In a statement, Aldi highlights the “very positive” balance of its growth in the country and states that this investment “is part of its expansion strategy”.
According to João Braz Teixeira, Expansion and Construction managing director at ALDI Portugal, “with four stores in Albufeira, the Ferreiras store was needed to close our area of influence and cover the entire population of the municipality. The new stores will offer more shopping options for customers in the parishes of Ferreiras and Paderne and for the floating population, thanks to its proximity to the EN125.”
The new store has a total sales area of 1,244 m2 and includes a car park with electric charging stations, parking for motorhomes, and spaces for reduced mobility drivers, among others.
A roundabout was also built for visitors’ convenience and to facilitate access to the surrounding area, helping to manage local traffic flow. The aim was to improve circulation in the area and ensure a positive experience for all customers when accessing the new ALDI store.
As for the donation of surplus food, the Ferreiras store will also partner with the Banco Alimentar do Algarve. It will help around 27,800 people with food shortages throughout the region, helping more than 120 Social Solidarity Institutions.