Aldi is closing stores and closing shops in the Australian city of Adelaide.
Aldi has closed stores in Adelaide and Perth.
Aldis stores in the Adelaide and Adelaide suburbs, and in Sydney, have closed.
In Sydney, Aldi has said it has shut its Adelaide and Melbourne stores as part of a comprehensive plan to reduce its workforce by 15 per cent by 2021.
A new Aldi store is expected to open later this month in Melbourne.ABC News reporter Paul McWhorter said the Aldi stores were closing to cut down on employees in the country’s second largest city.
“We’re actually in the middle of it and we’re seeing the stores closing,” he said.
“There’s no doubt in my mind, and I think this is Aldi’s intention, that they are going to be closing up shop in Adelaide.”
Aldies parent company, Aldis SA, said the company is taking steps to ensure its workforce in Australia is stable.
“We have a very robust process in place to support our employees in their time of need and to ensure they have the support they need to move on to other opportunities,” it said in a statement.
“In light of this announcement, we have taken the extraordinary decision to close all our stores in Australia.”
The decision to shutter stores is a precautionary measure and will not affect the business as a whole, nor any future business plans we have in place.
“The ABC has asked the retailer for more details about the closure and how it will affect its Australian operations.
Topics:workers,industry,employment,work,australia,sa,act,auburn-3151Contact Adam Melek on Twitter: @AdamMelekMore stories from South Australia