Discount grocer Aldi Inc. announced that its first San Diego County store is planned for 1750 University Ave. in Vista, though the retailer did not disclose an opening timetable.

Aldi plans to open approximately 25 Southern California stores between March 2016 and July 2016. It expects to be operating approximately 45 Southern California stores by the end of 2016.

With American headquarters in Illinois, Aldi is owned by a German-based family trust and is already well established in the Eastern U.S., operating 1,500 stores in 32 states. The retailer last year announced its plans to expand into California but has not announced specific San Diego County locations other than the Vista site.

Aldi is currently gearing up distribution operations in Moreno Valley in Riverside County, and is known to have submitted paperwork to the city of Escondido related to a potential store in that city.