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Hundreds Stand in Line for Sevierville ALDI Opening

Hundreds Stand in Line for Sevierville ALDI Grand Opening

People started lining up before dawn on Wednesday for the grand opening of the new ALDI store.

Grocery retailer ALDI opened its first store in Sevierville on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 with a ribbon cutting and golden ticket giveaway. Hundreds of people stood in line for hours — the first 100 receiving a golden ticket containing an ALDI gift certificate — to get inside and shop. The first person in line had arrived at 4:15 a.m. and by the 8:45 a.m. ribbon cutting, the line stretched along the entire front of the shopping center. The store offered product tastings and handed out free reusable shopping bags.

Hundreds Stand in Line for Sevierville ALDI Grand Opening

ALDI store manager Crystal Kirtley and her sons Keegan and Gavin cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the Sevierville ALDI store. Also pictured, Alderman Jim McGill; Pamela S. Caskie, Sevierville’s Director of Planning & Development; Alderman Wayne Helton; Troy Marshall, ALDI Mt. Juliet Division Vice President; Sonny Huffman, ALDI Mt. Juliet Division Director of Operations; Sonny Huffman, ALDI Mt. Juliet Division Director of Operations; and Dave Hassen, ALDI Mt. Juliet Division Director of Real Estate.

Hundreds Stand in Line for Sevierville ALDI Grand Opening

Sevierville ALDI Grand Opening

“We are pleased to bring our first store to Sevierville to help customers get high-quality products at everyday low prices,” said Troy Marshall, Mt. Juliet division vice president for ALDI. “We challenge shoppers to switch from national brands to our high-quality exclusive brands and stretch their dollars without compromising quality. As important as price is, the only way to attract and keep shoppers is to have quality products.”

ALDI is located at 538 Winfield Dunn Parkway in Sevierville, Tenn. and will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Bring your own shopping bags and a quarter for the shopping cart rental, which the customer receives back upon returning the cart. See specials and the week’s ad circular online.

About Candice Fitzgibbons

I am a Sevier County resident and active in my local community. I've spent more than 20 years as a graphic designer and copywriter, creating marketing materials to help small to medium sized businesses and non-profit organizations achieve their goals. I have a passion for equality, the environment and animal rights.