Discounters are crowding into the pedestrian zones

Aldi Süd is also finding branches in city centers very attractive. “Aldi Süd is“ city-clear ”and ready to take advantage of future opportunities and, as a frequency anchor, to close gaps in city centers,” says a company spokesman. In cooperation with Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof alone, the discounter has already realized seven inner-city branches. In Düsseldorf, the discounter also has two shops in the pedestrian zone and in Stuttgart it will soon be found on Königsstraße.

Arch-rival Lidl has also long been on the way to the city, for example with shops on Carlsplatz in Düsseldorf or the Isartor in Munich. “We are working intensively on high street locations at nodes with public transport connections,” said Lidl property manager Marek Franz of the “Lebensmittel Zeitung”.

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