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• The Los Angeles Times reports that discounter Aldi "is opening eight stores on March 24 in Southern California, the first of 45 stores in the region this year." The stores are all located near its distribution center in Moreno Valley, in Palm Springs, San Bernardino, Yucaipa, Lake Elsinore, La Quinta, Fontana, Beaumont and Moreno Valley. Nineteen stores are then scheduled "to open between April and July. Locations include Covina, Inglewood, Simi Valley, South Gate and Bakersfield."
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