Tuesday, February 13, 2018

St. Louis Aldis Are Getting Redesigned — and We Take You Inside

Posted By on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 8:10 AM

click to enlarge Upon entering you see a wide open store - PHOTO BY JAIME LEES
  • photo by Jaime Lees
  • Upon entering you see a wide open store

All the Aldi grocery store locations in the St. Louis are getting a makeover thanks to a $39 million renovation project.

The grocery store chain is a cult favorite, with customers constantly talking it up as the cheaper, off-brand version of its sister store, Trader Joe's. But unlike Trader Joe's, Aldi stores usually had a bare-bones, industrial appearance with slapdash organization, lighting that was a total buzzkill and color schemes that could be described as haphazard at best.


Now all of that is changing. Aldi has been working on its branding and appearance, and the results are magnificent.

The first local store to get a redesign was the Aldi in University City. This location reopened yesterday, and we stopped in to get some photos and give you a feel for what will soon be coming to your neighborhood.

click to enlarge Fresh fruit is available just inside the door - PHOTO BY JAIME LEES
  • photo by Jaime Lees
  • Fresh fruit is available just inside the door

click to enlarge There are many signs to remind you of their new theme - PHOTO BY JAIME LEES
  • photo by Jaime Lees
  • There are many signs to remind you of their new theme

click to enlarge Lots of snack options - PHOTO BY JAIME LEES
  • photo by Jaime Lees
  • Lots of snack options

click to enlarge End caps usually hold the good stuff - PHOTO BY JAIME LEES
  • photo by Jaime Lees
  • End caps usually hold the good stuff

click to enlarge The products available illustrate the healthy theme - PHOTO BY JAIME LEES
  • photo by Jaime Lees
  • The products available illustrate the healthy theme

click to enlarge Brown flax seeds and big bags of chia seeds for cheap - PHOTO BY JAIME LEES
  • photo by Jaime Lees
  • Brown flax seeds and big bags of chia seeds for cheap

click to enlarge The ever-essential jar of coconut oil - PHOTO BY JAIME LEES
  • photo by Jaime Lees
  • The ever-essential jar of coconut oil

click to enlarge One whole aisle of candy-colored cereal boxes - PHOTO BY JAIME LEES
  • photo by Jaime Lees
  • One whole aisle of candy-colored cereal boxes

click to enlarge The back wall is where you find frozen goods - PHOTO BY JAIME LEES
  • photo by Jaime Lees
  • The back wall is where you find frozen goods

click to enlarge Options galore - PHOTO BY JAIME LEES
  • photo by Jaime Lees
  • Options galore

click to enlarge A St. Louis classic: provel - PHOTO BY JAIME LEES
  • photo by Jaime Lees
  • A St. Louis classic: provel

click to enlarge Huge take-and-bake pizzas - PHOTO BY JAIME LEES
  • photo by Jaime Lees
  • Huge take-and-bake pizzas

click to enlarge Every meat imaginable - PHOTO BY JAIME LEES
  • photo by Jaime Lees
  • Every meat imaginable

click to enlarge A fine selection of cheeses - PHOTO BY JAIME LEES
  • photo by Jaime Lees
  • A fine selection of cheeses

click to enlarge And this beautiful booze aisle - PHOTO BY JAIME LEES
  • photo by Jaime Lees
  • And this beautiful booze aisle


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