The grocery chain Aldi is opening a store in Richmond, the company confirmed on Wednesday.
The store on the Eastern Bypass will open in early 2018, said Laura Bauer, Aldi Greenwood Division vice president, in a statement.
The grocery, founded in Germany in 1961, is known for having great produce at very competitive prices. In some markets, Aldi also offers grocery delivery through Instacart.
Aldi, which has two stores in Lexington, held a job fair recently to hire for all its Central Kentucky locations. By 2018, Aldi is expected to have nearly 2,000 stores in the U.S., according to the company.
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The chain is a bit different from the conventional American grocery: you have to put a quarter in to get a cart and customers bag their own groceries. You can bring your own bags or buy reusable ones at checkout.
The no-frills chain carries mostly its own brands of foods, which the company says are typically about 50 percent less than national brands. Stores are small, with a limited number of items that change from week to week.