Southern Ocean County residents have a new place to food shop as of today.

ALDI officially opened their doors earlier today at 451 Martin Truex Boulevard in Manahawkin.

Promising a cost-effective approach to grocery shopping, the supermarket aims to pass savings onto their customers while still delivering a high quality product.

Shoppers who visit today can take part in special promotions, like a 'free produce for a year' contest and free-be's including food samples and eco-friendly bags.

This is a welcome addition to the Manahawkin area, which has been left with one less grocery store option since the closing of Pathmark on Route 72 a few years ago.