EAST PEORIA — The remodeled ALDI grocery store will reopen on Clock Tower Drive this week with incentives for the first shoppers at the updated store, which is part of a nationwide plan to renovate ALDI locations.

The first 100 customers at the store following a ribbon cutting ceremony at 8:25 a.m. Thursday will receive a golden ticket with ALDI gift cards of varying amounts.

"The Pekin and East Peoria stores showcase the new ALDI look, which delivers on customers’ desire for a modern and convenient shopping experience with a focus on fresh items, including more robust produce, dairy and bakery sections," said ALDI Dwight Division Vice President Heather Moore. "The stores’ design will also feature open ceilings, natural lighting and environmentally-friendly building materials – such as recycled materials, energy-saving refrigeration and LED lighting."

A total of seven ALDI stores in the Peoria area are slated for remodeling by the end of this year at a cost of $8 million. Nationwide, the grocer plans to invest $1.6 billion in store updates. The chain includes 1,600 stores in 35 states, with the expansion plan affecting 1,300 stores.

ALDI also recently announced a partnership with Instacart for home delivery of groceries in the Peoria and Bloomington areas. Both Pekin and East Peoria stores will offer the Instacart service, and ALDI and Instacart are offering customers $20 off their first Instacart order and free delivery with code LOVEALDI* through May 31.