Aldi takes a bite out of the Big Apple

NEW YORK — Discount grocer Aldi has opened its first-ever New York City-area store in the borough of Queens.

The store, which is located in Rego Park, marks the first of three grocery stores the company plans to open in New York, including new locations in the Bronx and Bay Shore, Long Island.

Aldi, which offers a limited assortment of items, said it will bring its standard floor plan to Queens, which includes wider-than-typical 8-ft. aisles.

"Our growth is a testament to our popularity with consumers and the loyalty of our long-time customers," said Bruce Persohn, VP of Aldi's South Windsor division in Connecticut.