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Aldi goes into high growth mode; will open 650 U.S. stores by end of 2018


BATAVIA, Ill. -Deep-discount grocer Aldi is ramping up its U.S. expansion. The company plans to open 650 new stores across the country, including expanding to Southern California, bringing its total number of U.S. stores to nearly 2,000 by the end of 2018.

To support its accelerated growth, Aldi announced a structural adjustment to its senior leadership organization. Jason Hart, who currently serves as president for Aldi US, has been promoted to CEO, Aldi U.S., effective April 1, 2015.

Hart will be supported by Chuck Youngstrom and David Behm, who will continue in their roles of co-presidents for Aldi U.S.
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