Update 6:29 p.m. Jan. 17:

The ALDI career site shows a manager trainee hiring event set for the Pflugerville store. The event will be held 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Best Western Plus, 16101 Impact Way, Pflugerville.

The posting states manager trainees make $57,000 per year with an opportunity to earn $75,000-$85,000 per year as a store manager.

According to the posting, the company offers:

  • Industry-leading wages
  • Major medical, dental, vision insurance and prescription coverage for eligible employees
  • Generous vacation time and seven paid holidays
  • 401(k) plan
  • Company contribution to retirement savings plan
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Life and disability insurance

In a release late Tuesday, ALDI Division Vice President Karla Waddleton said ALDI has owned the land for 2 1/2 years and was “recently required by the city to renew permits. We plan to build there, but there are no firm opening dates at this time.”

Published 11:39 a.m. Jan. 17

ALDI, a discount supermarket chain, will open a store in Pflugerville later this year.

The store will be located at 1415 FM 685, Pflugerville. Construction is set to begin this spring with the store slated to open in October or November, according to Tara Bennett, Real Estate Assistant with ALDI.

ALDI stores sell groceries, including meats, healthy foods and produce. Many stores also include wines, beers and home goods.

More than 90 percent of the products sold in the stores are ALDI exclusive brands, similar to Trader Joe’s, allowing shoppers to buy products at lower prices. ALDI has nearly 1,600 stores in 35 states. The first store opened in Germany in 1961 and the first U.S. store opened in Iowa in 1976.

The Pflugerville ALDI will be the first in the Austin area, with the closest stores in Temple, Killeen and College Station.

The company has more than 24,000 employees and plans to have 2,000 stores by 2018, according to its corporate website.

More information is available at www.aldi.us.

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