Rather than featuring long, tall aisles like traditional groceries, the new-format stores featured a courtyard in the center with a dozen “boutiques” around the perimeter, each selling a certain category of goods.
Aldi is doubling the amount of space it devotes to fresh produce; carrying fresh fish to complement its beef, steak and chicken offerings; expanding its wine selection and adding more shelves in its frozen food section.
The iconic Texas-based brand has been unavailable locally since 2015, when the company recalled all of its products nationwide to deal with a listeria outbreak. In addition to reappearing in stores, Blue Bell is reopening a distribution center in Indianapolis.
The supermarket giant kicked off its biggest rally in more than two years after saying it might sell its convenience-store business. The operation spans 18 states, including Indiana, and generates about $4 billion in sales.