A new Aldi store is coming to the area. (Photo: Mike Mozart, Flickr)

A new Aldi grocery store is slated to open near Signal Mountain in the second half of 2017. 

Officials are still finalizing plans for the specific location, Troy Marshall, Mount Juliet division vice president for Aldi, said via email. 

“We look at a lot of factors before choosing an Aldi location, like population density, proximity to competition, cost of the property and traffic patterns,” Marshall said. “We want to be conveniently located for our shoppers, and Signal Mountain is a great location. We’re excited to join the community and to be able to bring high-quality groceries at everyday low prices to local residents.”

Although details about this specific building are still in the works, a typical store has 10,000-11,000 square feet of sales floor space and four to five aisles. 

Marshall said that Aldi offers a unique shopping experience where customers can get many items, including fresh produce, meat, bread and dairy, along with household items, for up to 50 percent less than other stores. 

“We’ve learned that while our low prices may attract first-time customers, they become loyal fans because of our quality and value,” he also said. 

Officials aren’t hiring yet, but local residents can keep an eye on this link to find out job information. 

Each store employs about 15 to 20 people, with about three to five employees working in a store at a given time, Marshall said. 

By the end of 2018, there will be nearly 2,000 Aldi stores from coast to coast.

There are currently more than 1,600 stores in 35 states, serving more than 40 million customers every month, he also said. 

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