There’s a buzz of excitement going around the Haag Brown office today! ALDI, a leader in the grocery retailing industry, has officially closed on the 2 acre property our company represents at the corner of Caraway Road and Race Street. Click here to view the property location on Google Maps or view the below aerial.
We’re very excited to have one of our company’s agents, Garrett McPherson, represent the sellers in this transaction. If you don’t already know… ALDI is a global company that operates in 15 countries* and offers customers low-priced groceries by cutting out all the extras and carrying only the most highly demanded grocery and household items. Maybe you’ve heard about the hype of ALDI from last month’s Jonesboro Sun coverage on this topic. View below to read the article.
Basically ALDI, which operates more than 1,200 U.S. stores in 32 states, primarily from Kansas to the East Coast and sells more than 1,400 of the most frequently purchased grocery household items, believes that great quality shouldn’t come at a high price; rather, great quality should come with everyday low prices. In fact, more than 25 million customers each month save up to 50 percent on their grocery bills, benefitting from the ALDI simple and streamlined approach to retailing according to a price comparison of comparable products sold at leading national retail grocery stores. Below are some of the reasons shopping at ALDI is unlike any other.*
- The Carts: Customers put a quarter in the cart when they first enter, shop and then return the cart to get the quarter back. This helps keep prices low because ALDI doesn’t have employees spending time retrieving carts.
- Checkout: Because, credit card processing fees are expensive, ALDI only accepts cash, debit and EBT cards in efforts to keep prices low.
- Bags: ALDI doesn’t add the cost of bags to their grocery prices. Customers can bring their own bags to shop with. This is a “greener” approach to shopping.
- Pack Up: Finally after paying, customers can move their carts to the bagging area. There customers can pack their bags exactly how they’d like, instead of having bag boys/girls do the work for them.
“The concept of this type of retailer has never been offered in Northeast Arkansas until now! This company will be a major asset to our community and the surrounding areas!” said Joshua Brown, Haag Brown Commercial Co-Owner & Principal.
Plans for construction of the 16,399 square foot building are under way. Deborah Nelson with Lechner Realty Group represented the interests of ALDI in this transaction. Greg Haag, Co-Owner & Principal of Haag Brown Commercial, noted “the Hogues were exceptional to work with as sellers and we are happy that Garrett McPherson from our office was able to represent their interests”.
To follow the development of this project, we encourage you to “like” our company Facebook page by visiting www.facebook.com/CommercialRealEstateJonesboro and be actively involved in shaping the economic landscape of our area. The Haag Brown Commercial Facebook page has been and continues to be a forum updated daily with suggestions, comments and rumors of “WHAT’S NEXT” coming to Jonesboro. Here you can stay up-to-date on Haag Brown development projects, get breaking news of restaurants or retailers locating to our market, see construction photos of local projects, tell us what companies you would like to see come to your town and get commercial real estate advice. For more information about ALDI, visit www.aldi.us.