DENTON, Texas — Limited-assortment retailer Aldi plans to open its first Texas warehouse here within the next 18-24 months, a spokeswoman for the chain told SN yesterday. The Germany-based company, which has its U.S. headquarters in Batavia, Ill., has no stores in Texas yet, but plans to begin opening its compact, price-oriented outlets in the state as soon as the DC opens, the spokeswoman said. She declined to release further details about the center, but a report posted on the website of the Dallas Morning News yesterday said the $40 million DC will encompass 500,000 square feet on 185 acres near Denton Municipal Airport. The paper said Aldi plans 25 stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and said the DC will also serve Oklahoma, where Aldi has 13 stores. The news follows Aldi’s expansion into the Florida market with a DC in Haines City, scheduled to open in September.
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