The Aldi wave continues to rolls across the UK as the retail chain announced it is planning to open an additional 100 new stores within the next two years.
Two of the cities being targeted are York and Coventry as the supermarket seeks to lay out £1.3 billion in its quest to open at least one new store per week.
“We’re continuing to gain even more customers – with over 60% of UK households shopping with Aldi in the last year,” says Richard Thornton, Communications Director at Aldi UK. “Our focus is on expanding our store estate, making sure Aldi is accessible to as many of these new shoppers across the country as possible. Looking ahead, we are excited to provide millions of new customers with access to Aldi’s award-winning quality and unbeatable value as we create even more places and more ways to shop with us.”
If it meets its goal, it will eclipse more than 1,000 stores, posing further a challenge top retailers such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons. Aldi currently has 920 of its discount markets in the UK.
Distribution centres are also in the plans as expansion continues. Aldi has said it will look at developing in these areas:
- South East – Bicester, Guildford, Milton Keynes,
- South West – Cheltenham, Penzance and Plymouth
- West Midlands – Birmingham, Black Country and Coventry
- East Midlands – Alvaston, Northampton and Wellingborough
- East of England – Basildon, Brentwood and Hitchin
- North West – Runcorn, Stockport and Macclesfield
- North East – Stockton, South Shields and Malton
- Yorkshire – South Bradford, Meadowhall and York
- Scotland – Cathcart, Dumbarton and Peebles
- Wales – Aberdare, Barry and Lampeter