Tuesday, August 21, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Customers browse the renovated Aldi in Broadview, which opened last year. On Friday, the Aldi in Melrose Park will reopen after undergoing extensive renovations. | File
The Melrose Park Aldi store, located at 1345 W. North Ave., will reopen on Aug. 24 after undergoing renovations, according to company officials.
The renovations to the Melrose Park location are related to the company’s national product expansion, which Aldi announced earlier this month.
Aldi officials said that 20 percent of the products in the renovated Melrose Park store will be new while the store’s fresh food category will increase by 40 percent. With the renovations complete, officials said, the store will offer more fresh and organic options.
Some Aldi’s new private label product offerings include kombucha,veggie noodles, organic meats and gluten-free bagels, among other offerings.
“The Melrose Park store is part of the $1.9 billion Aldi investment to remodel and expand more than 1,300 stores nationwide by the end of 2020,” company officials noted in the statement. “Locally, Aldi is investing $180 million to update more than 130 stores in the Chicagoland area by the end of 2020.”
Aldi will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newly renovated store on Friday, Aug. 24, 8:25 a.m. The first 100 customers in line will receive Golden Ticket gift cards. Customers will also be able to sample Aldi’s private label brand foods and enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win a year’s worth of Aldi produce.
The Aldi in Broadview opened last September after undergoing renovations.
Broadview’s Super Target gets makeover
The Super Target at 800 Broadview Square in Broadview is “one of 18 Chicago-area stores Target is remodeling this year, on top of six completed last year, as the chain invests in revamping more than 1,000 of its 1,835 stores by 2020,” the Chicago Tribune reports.
The renovated store now features “a larger order pickup area at the center of the store, with more space for storing prepared orders and separate lines for customers making returns and picking up purchases,” according to the Tribune. “The parking lot also has designated spots for shoppers who want their order delivered to their cars.”
The renovations, which were completed in May, are designed to make the store more friendly for customers “who are shopping more online but still come to stores for quick-hit trips or to browse and be inspired,” Target officials told the Tribune.
Read the complete Tribune article on the remodeled Broadview store here. VFP
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