Those in the know say the Germany-based supermarket chain Aldi, known for its no-frills approach, is interested in a Broadway Boulevard site.

Grocer gossip: Rumor has it that fast-growing grocery store chain Aldi is shopping around for an island location. Aldi officials didn’t return calls, but those in the know say the Germany-based supermarket chain, known for its no-frills approach, is interested in a Broadway Boulevard site.

While the industry trend has been to super-size supermarkets, Aldi takes a different approach. Typical grocery stores carry about 30,000 items. Aldi, which has stores in Kemah and Webster, sells only about 1,400 of the fastest-moving products, mostly under its private label and for prices 50 percent less than traditional supermarkets. The chain had been eyeing a Texas City site, but reportedly shelved the plans after San Antonio-based H-E-B decided to build its new, 57,000-square-foot store just east of Highway 146 and north of Palmer Highway, at the site of the old Kmart building. Stay tuned.



(5) comments

Terry Loy

I hope the rumor that Aldi's will be coming to Galveston is true. I used to shop at their store all the time in Grand Prairie.

It would be great having another grocery store option on the Island. Next thing that Galveston County would need is a Costco!

rene salinas

The old HEB in Texas CIty is the best place.... bring it on

Ron Shelby

An aldi would be great! Used to shop there in Chicago. Not a huge selection but noone could beat the prices on what they carried.

John Mann

The article says Broadway but I think they would do great at the old Gerlands site at 45th and S too. They would have to demolish and rebuild I think though.[smile]

B A Claussen

Yes, the old Gerland's site would be perfect! I do so hope we get an Aldi's!

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