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Valley Stream Aldi to open Feb. 27

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The Valley Stream Green Acres Aldi supermarket is set to open on Feb. 27. It is the first of two openings the Germany-based chain has planned in Nassau County for the first half of 2020.

According to the company, the Valley Stream Aldi is part of an aggressive expansion planned in the United States, where by the end of 2022 it hopes to become the third-largest grocery retailer in the country by store count. Currently it has nearly 2,000 stores in 36 states. The other location planned for Nassau is in North Babylon.

Aldi opened its first supermarket on Long Island in 2011, with locations in Suffolk County, as well as in Queens and Brooklyn. The Valley Stream store will be the first the Aldi has opened in the area since 2016.

“The goal of our expansion nationally and locally is to reach new shoppers, and we are growing on Long Island because people want ALDI in their communities,” said Bruce Persohn, South Windsor division vice president for ALDI. “We’ve been operating on Long Island and in New York City for nearly ten years and have been very successful, which is why we’re opening new stores, including our first store in Nassau County.