Aldi in Superior plans November opening

If you've been eagerly awaiting for the opening of Aldi's first Twin Ports location, well, we have great news for you. November 12th is day that Aldi will celebrate their grand opening of their new Superior location at 4429 Tower Avenue. 

The opening of the Superior store will mark a milestone for the company who has yet to enter the Northland. Aldi currently has over 10,000 locations worldwide including 39 locations within Minnesota.

If you're unfamiliar with Aldi and are unsure how it could be different from a typical grocery store we suggest you look no further than here. Seriously, click the link and it'll be worth your time as it includes all the information your heart could ever desire about the shopping experience at Aldi.


Love Aldi already? Why not work there? 

Aldi will be hosting a hiring fair TODAY from 8am-9am and 11am to 4pm at the Workforce Center in Superior. The address for that location is 1805 North 14th Street #1, Superior, WI 54880. If you can't make it today don't worry as there will be another hiring fair on September 14th (next Monday) from 11am to 4pm.

Aldi is looking to hire at least 15-20 people including both full-time and part-time positions. Applicants must be 18 years of age in order to apply.

Store Interior | Aldi


While Aldi is close to opening their doors in Superior it doesn't mean that the company will check the Twin Ports off their list just yet. Currently the company is scouting for a Duluth location but has yet to find the right fit. Superior along with their future Duluth location most likely won't be where the company stops.

You can expect to see additional locations for Aldi in the Northland over the coming years. Most likely multiple locations will open in the Duluth area and logically a location would also open in the Cloquet area. And then there's the Iron Range and North Shore...

Aldi tends to locate their store locations within all sizes of communities and within Minnesota the company has proven that no city is too small for an Aldi.


While we couldn't be more excited for Aldi to open their doors in the Twin Ports, there's a bigger underlying factor that is stirring some excitement within the Twin Ports. If you're aware of Aldi and their parent company, then you're aware that there isn't JUST Aldi.

Oh no, Aldi has a sibling and their name is Trader Joe's.

Trader Joe's currently is found only within the United States, with a good amount of those locations being in California. The company currently has 418 stores while their parent company Aldi Nord has 4,400+ store across the globe. Their sister company Aldi Sud currently has 5110 locations giving a grand total for the two sides of the company (which really in the end is just one big company) of 10,370 worldwide. That's a whole lot of Aldi locations.


Well, something that has been on the wishlist for Duluthians for quite sometime is for a Trader Joe's location to open up here in the Twin Ports. Heck, there's even a Facebook page devoted to the topic (we promise we didn't start it). American's go crazy for Trader Joe's and the Northland is not immune to this craze.

The reason is due to the company's wide array of organic products and environmentally friendly products, many of which are sold under Trader Joe's own private label. The grocery stores tend to carry around 4,000 items and typically are between 8,000 and 12,000 square feet in size.

With Aldi opening in the Twin Ports it means the parent company (Aldi Nord) is aware of the Northland. It also means that a Trader Joe's could potentially not be far down the road ( pun intended). After all, the older sibling always tests the waters before their little sibling enters.

For more information on Aldi please visit their website here and as always make sure to check back to CDINDULUTH for all the latest in development news within the Twin Ports!


Aldi still planning Twin Ports locations... but where?

We all know Aldi is coming, but when? And where? And why do we not know more information? Well, that's because CDINDULUTH is here to tell you more.

We originally reported on Aldi's potential plans to come to the Twin Ports in January of last year. We were quite excited to be able to break the news in December that Aldi was indeed planning at least two Twin Ports locations to open within the next year. However, it's March now and things seem to have been "hush hush" for quite sometime now. So then what exactly is going on with Aldi and the Twin Ports?

The German based low cost food market has been scouting the Duluth area as a new market for a few years now. On January 16th the company held interviews for positions for the new store locations and were looking for quite a few management positions and training for those Twin Ports locations was said to have begun last month. That still doesn't solve the store locations problem. So come on CDINDULUTH, for crying out loud TELL US WHERE THEY ARE GOING!

We been in contact with Spencer Shimmel, director of Real Estate for the Fairbault division of Aldi, about the new locations. "Nothing is guaranteed in these markets" as of yet he told us. It's not that the company is still contemplating if they should enter the market, but as Andrew said Aldi is still "investigating" where in the Twin Ports is the best fit for them.

Now things are quite matching up if you've been following some of the news on Aldi regarding the Twin Ports. Fox 21 noted back in December that Aldi had selected a site in front of Menards on Tower Avenue to construct a new 18,000 square foot food market (we call them grocery stores). Yet those plans still have not been confirmed by Aldi corporate officials (trust us we;ve tried to get it out of them) and it seems the company is keeping quite secret on the topic.

Does it mean that the news isn't true? Well, not quite. To be honest it's a perfectly logical site for Aldi in Superior. It's on a busy road, there's a plot ready for development, it's next to a big box retailer who draws many customer types, plus it's on the edge of town meaning its accessible to both city dwellers and those who live outside the city. So what are we saying? It's probably correct that Aldi will in fact build a store location on Tower Avenue. But is it confirmed? No.

Well that's great for Superior, but what about Duluth? Things still remain under wraps regarding the Duluth location. We have yet to really hear any details on where Aldi may potentially locate in Duluth. Logical places include quite a number and it's evident that the company most likely will open multiple locations within the city.

Our personal site contenders for an Aldi location include one that is near the Miller Hill Mall possibly near Sam's Club by the new Mills Fleet Farm development where the are plentiful sites ready for development and high traffic counts. Another site that might suit Aldi well is the former Save-A-Lot space in West Duluth. Other sources have said Aldi is looking at locating near UMD in the Woodland Area. The only place we can think of is the Bluestone development and personally we hope to see a Trader Joe's there one day (remember it's part of Aldi's family).

When all is said and done you can rest assured on two things. The first is the Aldi is still coming to the area. The second is that CDINDULUTH will be right here to let you know all the latest in Aldi development news... and... well Twin Ports development news too!