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Lakeland reacts to Aldi’s purchase of Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarkets

Could more Aldi stores be coming to Lakeland? We asked our readers what they think of Winn-Dixie and Harveys locations changing to Aldi grocery stores.

An exterior shot of an Aldi super market

Aldi opened its second Lakeland location in early 2023.

Photo by LALtoday

When it was announced that Aldi had purchased the Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarket brands, many Lakelanders wondered what the deal would mean for local grocery stores.

Plans have yet to be announced for Winn-Dixie and Harveys’ five collective locations in Lakeland, but our readers share mixed reviews about the possible change.

“Yeah, I love Aldi!” — Reader Francine H.

“I do not like that idea at all! Winn Dixie has good prices. Not even in the same league as Aldi.” — Reader Linda C.

“I think it’s a wonderful idea since Aldi has such cheap and reasonable prices.” — Reader Wendy F.

“Please change the Harvey’s on Ariana to an Aldi.” — Reader Karen W.

“No way....sorry not an Aldi fan. Keep my Winn-Dixie with buy 1 get 1....” — Reader Kathy H.

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