City would welcome Aldi interest

Talitha Wolfe and John DobsonAlbany Advertiser

Albany has again missed out on the latest roll-out of Aldi supermarkets in regional WA.

But the City of Albany has confirmed it would consider a business application from the supermarket chain.

Last week, Aldi announced it would open a Busselton store soon.

The German retail giant has operated on the east coast since 2001 and expanded into WA last year.

A City spokesman said it had not yet been approached, but the City would consider any application.

“The City welcomes any investment interest in Albany and would be happy to consider an approach from Aldi or any other retail chain or business which offers increased diversity of choice for customers and creates jobs,” he said.

In February, a company spokeswoman confirmed to the Albany Advertiser Aldi had an interest in Albany.

“We have an interest in Albany and recognise its potential as part of our long-term expansion plans,” she said. “We have not committed to developing a store in the area at this stage, but will update the community as our plans progress.

“Aldi Australia is eager to bring our unique shopping experience to more West Australians.”

Up to 70 stores are expected to be developed across the State.

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