ALDI, Inc., Batavia, Ill., is rumored to lease newly opened space next to Kohl’s stores, as a pilot project to increase business.
The grocer will set up shop right next door to about 5-10 Kohl’s locations.
“As we continue with our aggressive growth plan to reach 2,500 stores by 2022, we’re exploring innovative real estate strategies that will support our continued growth and expansion. To bring more ALDI stores to the convenient locations our customers desire, we’ve worked with Kohl’s and identified a handful of new stores that will be adjacent to existing Kohl’s locations. This is simply a mutual real estate decision—both stores will operate independently and have separate entrances,” according to a statement provided by ALDI.
Kohl’s is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wis.