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NATICK – Germany-based Aldi plans to open its Natick location later in 2020 at the Cloverleaf Mall.

“We are excited to open our first Natick store by the end of this year,” said Chris Daniels, ALDI South Windsor Division Vice President.

The ALDI sign arrived at the Cloverleaf Mall this week.

“We look forward to introducing Natick residents to the best grocery shopping experience and providing them with the lowest prices on quality groceries every single day,” said Daniels.

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“A typical ALDI store, including the upcoming, new Natick store, is approximately 12,000 square feet of retail space and six aisles,’ said Daniels.

Natick Planning Board lists the new location as between Harbor Freight Tools and the Burlington Coat Factory in the mall.

Aldi has more than 2,000 stores in 36 states, with more than a dozen locations in Massachusetts. The closest location in MetroWest is Milford.

The Natick Planning Board voted 4-1 to give ALDI a special permit, .

A previous 3-2 vote failed to achieve the super-majority needed for passage.

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It’s on track to become America’s third largest supermarket chain behind Walmart and Kroger, with 2,500 stores by the end of 2022.

“ALDI streamlines its approach to staffing, creating cost-saving efficiencies that are passed onto our customers,” said Daniels. “Each store, including our upcoming, new Natick store, employs about 15 to 20 people. We are actively hiring for both full and part-time positions for the Natick store.”

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The discount supermarket chain has more than 10,000 stores in more than 20 countries.

The chain was founded by brothers Karl and Theo Albrecht in 1946 when they took over their mother’s store in Germany.

The business was split into two separate groups in 1960, that later became Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd, In name Aldi (a syllabic abbreviation for Albrecht Diskont) was introduced in the 1960s.

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