29th Nov 2021 @ 10:16 am

Last Friday, the German supermarket giant announced that it would start operating in the Canary Islands in the 2nd half of 2022.

The battle of the German supermarkets is coming to the Canaries in 2022, with both Lidl and Aldi operating in the Canaries.

At the end of its plan, Aldi will have 20 supermarket operations shared between Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Fuerteventura. The CEO of Aldi España, Valentin Lumbreras states that the company will create more than 220 new job opportunities in 2022; reaching a total of 400+ when all stores are operating.

They plan for the new stores to be the first in the Canaries with a BREEAM qualification (certification of excellence), with regards to the sustainability and energy efficiency. Additionally, Aldi intends to incorporate Canarian produce into its stock (up to 20% of its stock will be locally supplied).

Aldi’s biggest selling point has always been “that the discount model reaches all, which makes it possible for shoppers to buy quality products at the best price possible”, stated Lumbreras.

The very first Aldi will open in the industrial area of Arinaga, in Gran Canaria, with a total investment of 30 million euros.

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