German supermarket chain Aldi is today celebrating 20 years in the Australian market, revealing it has contributed a total of $30.2 billion into the Australian economy.
The business’ first stores launched in 2001 in Sydney, at Bankstown Airport and Marrickville, with a further 20 stores opened throughout the remainder of the year.
And, looking ahead, the business said its most important commitment to the Australian people is to keep their shopping costs down as household budgets are squeezed further following the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“For over 20 years, our focus has been on developing high quality products at affordable prices, building retail careers for our people and forging great relationships with our Australian supply partners,” said Aldi Australia chief executive Tom Daunt.
“Today we could not be more proud of our efforts to provide great products at affordable prices, all underpinned by responsible business practices.”
According to the business it has saved Australians $6.6 billion through reduced prices – even if they don’t shop with Aldi – and $29.3 billion in savings through the introduction its private labels to the market.
“We’re continuing to innovate to give customers an even better experience and greater convenience, [and] our core philosophy remains unchanged,” Daunt said.
In recent years, Aldi has led the way in its sustainable energy initiatives – having committed to power its local operations using only renewable energy by the end of 2021.