Wodonga Aldi supermarket to shut for two weeks in October for major upgrade

ALDI’S supermarket in central Wodonga will close for a fortnight to undergo a major revamp.

The store will shut temporarily from October 1 and re-open on October 13 with a newlook which has been trialled in South Australia and Western Australia.

Upgrades include re-designed shelving, expanded wooden produce bays and extended energy efficient chillers.

There will also be new point-of-sale displays and store signage.

“While we’re delighted to be introducing these innovations, we want our customers to know they won’t lead to higher prices,” an Aldi Australia spokesperson said.

“The Wodonga community has come to love the Aldi shopping experience, which offers a convenient way to shop for high quality products that are equivalent, if not better than, the market leading brands, at permanently low prices.”

The supermarket will close at 5pm on October 1 and during the temporary closure Aldi shoppers can use the other store located in White Box Rise.

There will be no changes to staffing or operating hours due when the supermarket re-opens.

The Aldi supermarket opposite Wodonga Plaza opened in 2004 on the site previously occupied by Blacklocks Ford.

Its second store in White Box Rise near WAVES swimming pool has been opened less than a year.

The Elgin Boulevard store upgrade continues some major activity on the Wodonga shopping scene in recent times.

The Safeway store in Wodonga Plaza shut this year and a expanded Woolworths supermarket has opened on the corner of High Street and Elgin Boulevard.

The Mann Shopping Centre is due to open in mid-October with Coles and Kmart the anchor tenants.

Coles’ High Street store will subsequently shut.

Meanwhile, Wodonga Plaza was sold by Vicinity Centres for $43 million this year.

Vicinity has declined to comment on a potential sale of Lavington shopping centre.