Over the last decade, Aldi has dramatically increased its presence in the Garden State. The international grocery chain, which is based in Germany and mostly sells private-label foods, has recently opened locations throughout New Jersey, from Hamilton to Hackensack. Now, Jersey Digs has learned that the company will open a second market in Essex County.
The store will open its doors in Livingston, according to Bob Grammer, the Vice President of the company’s Center Valley division.
“We look forward to joining the Livingston community, bringing residents high-quality groceries at affordable prices,” Grammer said in a statement to Jersey Digs.
Company officials would not yet reveal the exact address of the new store but stated that it is expected to open its doors in the fall. Two possible locations for the Livingston Aldi include the space previously occupied by Bottle King at 19 South Livingston Avenue and the former Fresh Market and Pathmark site at 277 Eisenhower Parkway. Both spaces are currently vacant, leaving Kings and ShopRite as the only two supermarkets in the 14 square mile township.
Currently, Aldi’s sole Essex County location is in Bloomfield. The news of the grocer’s plans for another store in the area comes as a competing German chain is beginning to move into New Jersey. Lidl paid $8.625 million for a tract along Route 22 in Union last year, according to NJ Parcels records, and is planning to construct its first North Jersey location at the site.