The Twin Cities are preparing for the addition of numerous supermarkets in 2017, most of which are planned by three retailers — Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, Hy-Vee and Aldi.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports the three chains will all open multiple locations in the next year, including at least three from Fresh Thyme. Hy-Vee plans to open in Cottage Grove, Farmington, Columbia Heights and two locations in Maple Grove, among others. Aldi, meanwhile, has plans for a Roseville store and Maplewood location and says it will announce several more locations at a later date. The additional stores will push Aldi's count to nearly 40 in the metro area.