Where is the Nearest Aldi to Me?

We often get emails and comments from people wishing that they had Aldi closer to where they lived. The people in question are usually tens or even hundreds of miles from an Aldi, but not always: I recall one exchange, not that long ago, where a woman was unhappy because the nearest Aldi was ten minutes by car. She was older, short drives were hard for her, and she couldn’t afford the extra fees with the Instacart service Aldi in the United States uses, so she was hopeful that at some point Aldi would put a store closer to her.

In the meantime, there are no doubt people who wonder where the nearest Aldi is. Maybe they’re at home and just want to see what’s closest, or maybe they’re traveling and want to find a nearby Aldi. Regular navigation tools can help some, but they only tell part of the story.

For a better picture, Aldi can help.

Aldi Store Locators

Aldi worldwide maintains a nice database of stores, along with other useful information. All of the store locators we’ve seen utilize Google Maps, so not only can you learn more about stores, but you can get reasonably good directions to get to those stores.

Each Aldi region has a slightly different set of features. Here’s a roundup.

Aldi US (United States)

Store locator link: here

Store locator features include:

  • Store address, including a way to get turn-by-turn directions by entering your address
  • Store hours
  • Special notes for holiday hours or closings
  • Accepted forms of payment
  • Information on whether or not a store has a parking lot
  • Information on whether or not a store sells wine and / or beer
  • The ability to filter results for parking, wine, or beer
  • Access to the Aldi weekly ad for each store

Aldi UK (United Kingdom)

Store locator link: here

Store locator features include:

  • Store address, including a way to get directions by entering your place name
  • Store hours
  • Special notes for holiday hours or closings
  • Whether or not a store has parking

Aldi IE (Ireland)

Store locator link: here

Store locator features include:

  • Store address, including a way to get directions by entering your address
  • Store hours
  • Special notes for holiday hours or closings
  • Whether or not a store has parking

Aldi Australia

Store locator link: here

Store locator features include:

  • Store address, including a way to get turn-by-turn directions using an address and postcode
  • Store hours
  • Whether a store is currently open or closed
  • Special notes for holiday hours or closings
  • Information on whether or not a store has a car park
  • Information on whether or not a store sells liquor
  • Information on whether or not a store is suitable for disabled persons
  • The ability to filter results for open stores, car park, liquor, or disabled suitability

Closing Thoughts:

In the English-speaking world, Aldi maintains a pretty good store locator for all of its different countries, and there are some similarities among them. All of them, for example, offer store hours, a street address, directions, and a note about whether parking — what Americans call a parking lot, or what Australians call a car park — is available.

There are some little differences, though, at least at the time of this post. While the United Kingdom and Ireland’s locators are essentially identical, the United States and Australia have their own look that, while similar to one another, are also distinctive.

The UK and Ireland are the more basic of the store locators, with no filters and seemingly less information. I also noted that getting directions requires leaving the store’s website and going to Google Maps.

The United States, meanwhile, has filters for parking, wine, and beer (in the U.S., some stores can sell one type of alcohol but not another), as well as information about payment options and a weekly ad link. You can get general store locations with a zip code or city, and specific Google Maps directions with a street address. Turn-by-turn directions are listed right on the site.

The Australians, for their part, have filters similar to the Americans, albeit for slightly different things — whether a store is open, disability access, parking, and liquor — and don’t have ad links or payment options like the Americans do. On the other hand, the Australians share the same embedded map that allows for turn-by-turn Google Maps directions right on the site.

Overall, I would say that the store locators for the United States and Australia are a little better than the ones for the United Kingdom and Ireland. Even so, all of the sites provide a good baseline of information and the ability to get street directions.

About Joshua

Joshua is the Editor-in-Chief of Aldi Reviewer. He is also a writer and novelist. You can learn more about him at www.joshuaajohnston.com.

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