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ALDI to invest $57 million in Virginia, create 145 jobs

Staff Writer |
ALDI will invest $57 million to establish a division headquarters and 500,000-square-foot distribution facility in Dinwiddie County, Vriginia.

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Virginia successfully competed against North Carolina for the project, which will create 145 jobs.

ALDI operates more than 1,500 U.S. stores in 34 states and serves more than 32 million customers each month.

One of the fastest growing retailers in the U.S., ALDI currently is in the midst of an accelerated growth plan to operate nearly 2,000 stores by the end of 2018, bringing groceries to 45 million customers nationwide.

ALDI has a strong track record of paying its employees market-leading wages and offering generous benefits.

In fact, part-time staff working at least 25 hours per week receive full health insurance benefits and dental coverage, and all ALDI employees are invited to participate in the 401(k) savings program.

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Dinwiddie County to secure the project for Virginia. Governor Terry McAuliffe approved a $450,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist Dinwiddie County with the project.

The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission approved $680,000 in Tobacco Region Opportunity Funds. The company is eligible to receive state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.

Funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

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