The German retailer ALDI has broken ground on a new regional headquarters and distribution center in Baldwin County.

The $100 million project will create more than 200 jobs in Loxley.

The 564,000-square-foot facility, scheduled to open next year, will be ALDI’s sixth distribution center in the South and can serve up to 100 stores in Alabama, southern Georgia, Mississippi, the Florida Panhandle, and Louisiana.