Costco, Aldi planning Adelaide entry

  • July 13, 2009
  • Daniel Palmer

International retail giants Aldi and Costco have Adelaide in their expansion plans, but are yet to be drawn on a likely entry date.

German-based discount grocer Aldi has grown rapidly along the east coast but has consistently played down talk of a western expansion. In January, Australian Managing Director Michael Kloeters said they had no plans to expand beyond eastern borders. However, they have now told the Adelaide Advertiser that they will branch out to Adelaide in coming years, with the first step to be the development of a distribution centre in the South Australian capital.

“The company will start up in Adelaide but no date has been set,” a spokeswoman for Aldi said.

Costco, the ninth largest retailer in the world, has also advised of Adelaide growth plans, although they will first focus on making an impact in Melbourne and Sydney.

“Adelaide forms part of Costco’s long-term strategic plan in Australia, which includes further Australian locations,” the retailer advised in an email to the Advertiser.

Wholesaler Costco has created quite a buzz since announcing an intention to enter the Australian marketplace but are yet to open their first store, with future expansion to hinge heavily on the success of the Docklands store that is slated to open next month and the yet-to-be announced Sydney store.


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6 Responses to “Costco, Aldi planning Adelaide entry”

  1. B Shepley on February 8th, 2010 7:18 pm

    Has there been a date set yet for when Aldi will be arriving in Adelaide. Will there be one in the northern suberbs, Cannot wait . I|m excited.

  2. Marjorie on March 24th, 2010 3:29 pm


    I go to Swan Hll for holidays and they have an Aldi store there. My grocery bill comes to $60 and i actually have money left over for enjoyment. But, coming home to Adelaide my grocery bill soars for the same items and reaches sometimes $120-$130 shopping at COles and Woolworths. There is no money left on pay days for me to have enjoyment. Please Please Please bring Aldis to Adelaide and in the Western Suburbs would be great. I am a pensioner and need cheap groceries. I am not alone and too many of us cant afford to run the air con on the hot days nor put the heater on in the cold days. If you come to Adelaide,some of the luxeries may be introduced back into my house hold as well as having enjoyment.
    Yours faithfully Marj Johanson.

  3. Sal Phillips on March 8th, 2011 4:12 pm

    We as well would dearly love Aldi to come to Adelaide
    We can live very well on all the food etc that Aldi sells
    and if ever we go to family interstate we stock up as
    much as we can to bring home.
    We can’t wait for you to come here.

  4. Anonymous on January 5th, 2012 10:43 am


  5. Rick on March 21st, 2012 10:13 pm

    Please come to Adelaide Aldi, the perfect location has been vacant for a few months now, the old Foodworks (prior to that, Coles) on North East Road at Windsor Gardens.
    Large floorspace, Main road frontage, Busy area. This would be great for a new Aldi store.

    And if the urge hits, how about a store down in the southern suburbs :). But for now, why not take this golden opportunity, while it lasts!

  6. John Platten on August 30th, 2012 1:53 pm

    After moving back home from Queensland to Adelaide, the biggest thing I miss is my shopping days at Aldi, no-one else compares to this store… BRING ALDI TO ADELAIDE PRONTO…..I was a Manager at Woolworths for 13 years, many years ago and they still can’t compare to your company.

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