Several grocery store chains have plans to expand their portfolios. In certain cases, that could mean new options to save big in your neck of the woods. Check out five national grocery store chains that are rapidly growing below.
Coscto has unveiled plans to open new warehouses soon in six U.S. states and two additional countries. The four locations planned for July include Little Rock, Ark., Moore, Okla., Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Moriyama outside of Kyoto, Japan. The three store openings set for August include Naperville, Ill., Springfield, Mo., and Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia. Another warehouse slated to open in September is coming to San Antonio, Texas.Grocery Outlet.
This low-cost chain, which prides itself on its steep discounts and offers 40-70% off of name-brand items and produce, opened its 400th location in late June. Fans of a bargain will be happy to hear that Grocery Outlet isn’t done expanding, and it has plans to open multiple new stores. It’s all part of a 10%-a-year growth plan that includes opening about 35 new locations every year.
- Trader Joe’s
Two new Trader Joe’s stores are coming soon after three others recently opened their doors across five different states. Because the newest locations are still under construction, they don’t have official grand opening dates as of yet. But the new stores in Christina, Del., Crestview Hills, Ky., and Long Island City, N.Y., are officially open for business.
Lidl had plans to open 50 new stores in Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia by the end of 2021. Though the year isn’t over yet, that goal has already been surpassed.
“Since announcing our 50 store expansion last August, we have opened 52 stores along the East Coast, including two that opened [in July] in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Islip, New York,” Chandler Ebeier, a spokesperson for Lidl.
- Amazon Fresh
They will feature some of the company’s newest tech like Ask Alexa stations, Dash carts, and digital price tags. The chain is also testing the “Just Walk Out” technology, which allows shoppers to bypass checkout.
This grocery chain from Amazon is in the middle of a huge expansion—and the first location isn’t even a year old yet. It only opened its doors in Los Angeles in September 2020. Eleven stores have opened since, and almost 30 more are coming soon.
- Grocery Outlet
This low-cost chain, which prides itself on its steep discounts and offers 40-70% off of name-brand items and produce, opened its 400th location in late June. Grocery Outlet has plans to open multiple new stores. It’s all part of a 10%-a-year growth plan that includes opening about 35 new locations every year.