In a push to bring more convenience to shoppers across the UK and Scotland, Aldi has announced it will open 15 more stores by the end of the year.
The discount retail chain, which has increased its reach to 930 supermarkets across the UK, will open new sites in Edinburgh, as well as Orpington and Poole.
“There are still too many people for whom shopping at Aldi isn’t a convenient option,” Ciaran Aldridge, National Property Director at Aldi UK, said. “We’re committed to changing that and opening nearly four new stores a week before Christmas clearly demonstrates our progress with this. “The new stores bring us one step closer to our goal of making our award-winning products at unbeatable prices easily accessible to even more shoppers across the country, and we look forward to welcoming local customers in for their weekly shop.”
Aldi is continuing to show its might against the Big Four in a quest to open 100 additional markets in the next two years. It is investing more than £1.3 billion to make that a reality.
In addition to the impact it is having on communities in terms of foot traffic from shoppers, it also is boosting local employment with an average of 30 new hires per store. Wages are competitive at up to £10.57 nationally, and £11.32 inside the M25.
New store locations over the next eight weeks also will include: Neath and Llanelli, Wales; Govan, Hamilton and Cumnock, Scotland; Bedlington, Northumberland; Biddulph and Tamworth, Staffordshire; Cheam, London; Windsor, Berkshire; Luton, Bedfordshire; and Stamford, Lincolnshire. Aldi just recently opened supermarkets in Cheltenham, Portlethen and South Harrow, as well as its 50th London location in Dalston.