Discount grocery chain Aldi is coming to the Myrtle Beach area

By Jennifer Donovan


Courtesy Aldi

Aldi is coming to the Myrtle Beach area.

The grocery store chain plans to open in the area of US. 17 Bypass and Hwy 544.

According to Krysta Cearley, ALDI Salisbury Division vice president, the store is expected to open this winter. No other details are available about the store at this time. Cearley also tells us the chain is looking to open two to three more stores in South Carolina in 2016.

Aldi stores are smaller than most grocery stores and feature their own exclusive brands at low prices.

If you have never been to an Aldi before, there are couple of things unique to the store. To keep carts from being abandoned in the parking lot, you will insert a quarter to use a cart. When you return the cart to the corral, you will get you quarter back.

Also, take your own bags. After checkout, you bag your own items. They do have bags for sale if you forget yours.

This will be the first store along the Grand Strand, but not in South Carolina. The company has 27 stores in the state with the closest in Florence. Aldi has more than 1,500 stores in 33 states.