Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

ALDI's Coming to Rockhampton; Budget Supermarket to Open Two Stores

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

ALDI's Coming to Rockhampton; Budget Supermarket to Open Two Stores

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Byline: Chloe Lyons chloe.lyons@capnews.com.au

Store details

One store announced on Gladstone Rd, Allenstown; another possible for Yaamba Rd near Spotlight

15 - 20 permanent jobs predicted for each store

Unknown number of temporary construction positions will be needed

Timeframe for construction and opening TBA

GERMAN supermarket giant ALDI is set to deliver 40 jobs for the Rockhampton region after two store locations were announced yesterday.

Yesterday morning, Rockhampton Region Mayor Margaret Strelow joined an ALDI representative to announce that ALDI was looking to build two supermarkets in the Rockhampton area.

A development application has been lodged by ALDI over the vacant site next to Fantastic Furniture on Gladstone Rd, Allenstown.

While the location of the second ALDI store is yet to be confirmed, the store could potentially form part of the mixed use proposal over the vacant site next to Spotlight on Yaamba Rd.

Cr Strelow said the stores were set to create both temporary and permanent jobs for the region throughout the construction and operation phase of the new retailer.

"It'll be 15 to 20 jobs in every store and of course there is the construction element as well," Cr Strelow said.

"Probably what's most exciting is that something that our community have been pressuring us for, have been lobbying us for, since 2012 - 2013 is now going to be delivered."

Shortly after the announcement, ALDI Australia released a statement outlining why they chose Rockhampton.

"ALDI Australia is eager to bring our unique shopping experience to more Australians, offering high-quality products at permanently low prices," an ALDI spokesperson said.

"As we expand, we continue to look for new opportunities to meet resident demands for an alternative place to shop and have recently identified two potential locations for development in Rockhampton. …

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