Aldi Tasmania: Are They Coming To Hobart Or Launceston? (2022)
Tasmania has a low cost of living, particularly when compared with the Australian average. However, this doesn’t mean Tasmanians will be able to afford more options for their groceries.
Aldi established a strong foothold in Australia back in 2001. They now hold 12.5 percent. This has many Tasmanians wondering: Will Aldi come to Hobart and Tasmania? This might surprise you.
Is Aldi Coming To Hobart Or Tasmania In 2022?
Aldi’s corporate headquarter issued an official statement in 2019 to dispel rumors that it would open stores in Tasmania. Aldi did not make any further statements to refute their previous statement.
Aldi Isn’t Coming to Tasmania and Hobart?
Aldi doesn’t explicitly mention reasons for closing locations in Hobart or greater Tasmania. But there are reasons that I can see.
First of all, Tasmania has a lower cost of living than Australia. Although some consumers still feel the prices are high, many supermarkets offer a wide range of products and options to help them find the best price.
This, coupled with the low population in Tasmania – only 250,000 residents in the capital of Hobart, and that’s about half the total population of the entire island – plus an exceedingly low population density of 7.24 people per square km, doesn’t sound like Aldi’s ideal market.
The island’s small size could mean that it is difficult for people to locate suitable places. However, many other cities all over the globe are very built-up and there is no place for any new business except in cases where old buildings have to be demolished.
Aldi’s corporate website states that they care about market and location. Perhaps, Aldi will wait until the market in Australia grows further.
Is there a potential location for Aldi Stores to open in Tasmania or Hobart?
Hobart seems like the most obvious location for Aldi in Tasmania.
On another thread, commenters in the Bring Aldi to Tasmania page mentioned Devonport and Launceston.
Is it possible to find Aldi shops in Hobart or Tasmania for people?
Hobartians and Tasmanians are very passionate about Aldi.
Many Australians are amazed to find that there are over 500 Aldi stores in the major cities.
Hobart TV’s Hobart Local News asked people what they want to see in their area. Aldi and Costco were also ranked highly.
One response stated that Aldi would improve the quality of Hobart’s grocery stores, as compared to Aldi.
Finally, one Sarah Blockley started a petition on change.org to bring Aldi to Tasmania.
She cited how Aldi’s Special Buys made it possible for her family to purchase things they needed and were able to get such great deals on them.
Unfortunately Ms. Blockley only managed to gather 262 signatures. Her passion however is strong.
What other places can people shop than Aldi Hobart and Tasmania?
Referring to Tasmania’s various supermarket options, it is common for the term “monopoly” to be used again and again.
Hobart has many charming smaller shops. City Organics is one of them. Their products remind me of Aldi’s Simply Nature, Earth Grown, and liveGfree labels.
Aldi can be found in New Zealand. Colorado is also available.
To Tasmanians’ dismay, Aldi stated they had no plans to open a store in Tasmania or Hobart, and the supermarket chain has not made any amendments since.
The international growth of German grocery stores has been phenomenal in the past five to three years. So, when it’s right, Tasmanians will be able to expect an Aldi store.
.Aldi Tasmania: Are They Coming To Hobart Or Launceston? (2022)