This partnership is what dreams are made of.

By Emily VanSchmus
February 15, 2019

An Aldi-Kohl’s partnership is about to become your favorite one-stop shop. Kohl’s is partnering with Aldi to bring you a department-store-meets-grocery-aisle shopping experience, and we’re totally here for it.

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Kohl’s actually sold groceries in their department stores in the 1960s, but transitioned to a department store-only format by the early 2000s. Now, the brand is bringing back the convenience of one-stop shopping by consolidating space in stores and implementing an adjacent Aldi grocery store in the unused space. Kohl’s, which has shops in every state but Hawaii, has not yet announced further locations for the adjacent stores.

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Last week, the first Aldi-Kohl’s adjacent store opened in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and 5-10 more adjacent locations are in the works. This is part of Aldi's initiative to expand to 2,500 stores by the end of 2020, according to a statement given to Winsight Grocery Business. So how does the new store model work? The store locations will be next to each other, so you can walk through Kohl’s to get your clothing, electronics, and kitchenware, then pop into the other half of the building to the Aldi location and pick up produce, groceries, and of course, cheap wine.

The new store model will have all the conveniences of a Target Superstore with the low prices typically associated with the Kohl’s and Aldi brands. No word yet on if you’ll be able to use Kohl’s Cash on your next Aldi wine Advent calendar, but a girl can dream.


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