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Aldi in Grand Forks to hold grand opening Jan. 20

The store, which sells fresh produce, meat, deli items, snacks, drinks and other grocery items, as well as household items and toiletries, will be the the third of its kind in North Dakota, with the other two locations being in Fargo.

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The Aldi location at 2771 32nd Ave S will hold a grand opening on Jan. 20, 2022. (Jacob Holley/Grand Forks Herald)
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Aldi is coming to Grand Forks soon with a grand opening set for Jan. 20 and a soft opening some time in early December.

The store, which sells fresh produce, meat, deli items, snacks, drinks and other grocery items, as well as household items and toiletries, will be the the third of its kind in North Dakota, with the other two locations being in Fargo.

Aldi was founded in Germany in 1946 before it split into two halves 1960 -- Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd. It has more than 11,000 locations worldwide, and it also operates some locations of the popular Trader Joe’s grocery chain.

Barry Wilfahrt, president and CEO of the Grand Forks/East Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce, said the excitement surrounding the new store comes down to more shopping choices for residents.

“I think any time you have a new brand that comes to town, people follow different brands and people get excited about different brands,” Wilfahrt said. “This is just more selection and more choice for the people of Grand Forks and the region.”

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Hugo’s will still be the most represented grocery chain in Grand Forks, but the addition of an Aldi provides more variety for shoppers. Wilfahrt said the addition of the new Aldi is a sign of Grand Forks’ growth.

“Hugo’s obviously is the dominant grocery store in our market, and they’re a tremendous community supporter, too, but when you become a metropolitan area, and Grand Forks is an MSA, you tend to attract more of those larger national type chains and businesses,” Wilfahrt said. “Those are the kind of things that add to that selection and that choice for our customers that keeps our community growing.”

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Jacob Holley joined the Grand Forks Herald as its business reporter in June 2021.

Holley's beat at the Grand Forks Herald is broad and includes a variety of topics, including small business, national trends and more.

Readers can reach Holley at jholley@gfherald.com.Follow him on Twitter @JakeHolleyMedia.
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