December was the month of new grocery openings in Bloomfield Township. On December 13, Aldi opened its doors at the Village at Bloomfield, 1967 S. Telegraph Road,with a 22,500 square foot store, while on December 28, Nino Salvaggio’s International Marketplace opened a 42,000 square foot store at 6592 Telegraph Road at Maple. Nino Salvaggio’s offers residents an extensive array of fruits and vegetables, fresh seafood and meats, a flower shop and a cafe that is open from morning to evening, serving coffee, smoothies, acai bowls, a deli and carving station, pizzas, paninis, and soups. as well as an extensive gourmet to go and a sushi station. Other highlights are a 48-foot cheese counter, traditional deli, homemade soups daily, take-and-bake pizzas, and a dessert and bakery. Aldi is a no-frills discount grocer with about 95 percent of its merchandise that is private label to keep costs low, said Mark Kellenberger with Aldi. They are also expanding into fresh produce and meats, as well as organics, and they carry beer and wine. “We take a simple, cost-effective approach to grocery shopping that saves shoppers on their grocery bills. In fact, smart shoppers have found that switching from national brands to ALDI exclusive brands can save them up to 50 percent on their weekly must-haves,” Aldi stated.
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