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Aldi Australia plans to convert a North Sydney supermarket into a small format ‘corner store’

Aldi like you’ve NEVER seen it before: Supermarket giant to launch trendy metro ‘corner stores’ with new layouts, a ‘hole in the wall’ cafe and street art

  • Aldi Australia plans to convert a supermarket into a small format ‘corner store’
  • Supermarket chain submitted development application to North Sydney Council
  • Chain hopes to transform existing North Sydney outlet into a new concept store
  • The urban-style outlet plans to feature a new layout and a ‘hole in the wall’ cafe

Aldi Australia is planning to convert a supermarket in a densely populated urban area into a trendy small format ‘corner store’.

The budget grocery chain has submitted a development application to North Sydney Council about its proposal for transforming its existing North Sydney outlet into a brand new concept store in a major shake-up to the supermarket industry.

The smaller format store will appear different to what shoppers usually expect from a standard Aldi supermarket, with plans to offer an urban-style outlet featuring a new layout, a ‘hole in the wall’ cafe, new signage and street art.

Aldi Australia is planning to convert a supermarket in a densely populated urban area into a small format ‘corner store’

‘We know that Australians are looking for new and convenient shopping experiences, especially in densely populated areas, so we are exploring a smaller format store in North Sydney under a new store concept name: ALDI Corner Store,’ an Aldi spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia.

‘The development application in North Sydney has yet to be approved, so we will have more to share on this proposal at a later date.

‘But [we] can confirm the proposed small format update will offer a new store layout and more convenience-driven experiences to North Sydney shoppers.’

The budget grocery chain has submitted a development application to North Sydney Council about its proposal for transforming its existing North Sydney outlet into a brand new concept store in a major shake-up to the supermarket industry

The budget grocery chain has submitted a development application to North Sydney Council about its proposal for transforming its existing North Sydney outlet into a brand new concept store in a major shake-up to the supermarket industry

The smaller format store will appear different to what shoppers usually expect from a standard Aldi supermarket (picture of the existing North Shore Aldi store)

The smaller format store will appear different to what shoppers usually expect from a standard Aldi supermarket (picture of the existing North Shore Aldi store)

If the proposal goes ahead, Aldi’s new corner store could rival major supermarkets Woolworths Metro and Coles Local, which are smaller formats mostly located in urban areas.

The new plans come nearly a year after Aldi opened a new supermarket store in Lane Cove on the lower north shore of Sydney – complete with state-of-the-art features and unique Special Buys products.

The modern format store features ‘better’ product displays, improved navigation, a modern interior design, redesigned shelving, expanded wooden produce bays, as well as extended energy efficient chillers.



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