Huge grocery chain with 2,300 outlets and Walmart rival closes store abruptly – but it’s not all bad news for shoppers

AN Aldi store has closed for good but bosses at the supermarket chain have confirmed that two more outlets are set to open.

The supermarket in Merritt Island, Florida, closed on Sunday.

Aldi has closed a store in Merritt Island, Florida


Aldi has closed a store in Merritt Island, FloridaCredit: Google
Aldi, a Walmart rival, has approximately 2,300 stores across the US


Aldi, a Walmart rival, has approximately 2,300 stores across the USCredit: Getty

A spokesperson told Florida Today that the supermarket is being relocated to another location on the island.

They confirmed that no jobs have been lost because of the closure.

The spokesperson said: “All employees have been offered a transfer to a store of their choice.”

Aldi, a Walmart rival, plans to open two more supermarkets in the next two years.

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It’s not yet known where the locations of the new stores will be.

The U.S. Sun has approached Aldi for comment on this issue.

Aldi has approximately 2,300 stores across the US.

The closure comes just months after an Aldi store in Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania shut its doors for good.

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Bosses confirmed that a new store has been opened – just a half-mile from the former site.

An Aldi supermarket in Jordan, Minneapolis closed for good on February 12.

A spokesperson told the NBC affiliate KARE that the store is closing “due to the inability to renovate the store to accommodate our larger product range and our current lease term expiring.”

Shoppers were furious that the store had announced plans to close.

One shopper told The Sahan Journal: “They’re taking the community’s grocery store.”

Samiyah Evans revealed that shoppers loved the fact they could walk to the store as they lived nearby.

Aldi is not the only major chain that has seen store closures in recent months.

The U.S. Sun reported Starbucks is planning to close its remaining locations in Ithaca, New York on May 26.

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Walmart is set to close a Neighborhood Market location in Overland Park, Kansas City, Missouri after 20 years of business.

A Dollar Tree store at the Troy-Hills shopping center in New Jersey has also permanently closed.

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