Aldi has identified 30 priority locations for new stores as it continues its UK growth.
New research from Kantar shows the chain remains the UK’s fastest-growing supermarket, with its sales in the 12 weeks to 19 February up more than 25 per cent compared with the same time last year.
Aldi currently has more than 990 stores but says it is committed to continuing towards its current target of 1,200 stores throughout the UK.
A spokesperson for the supermarket said: “Aldi plans to invest more than £400m in store development over the coming year as it targets new and refurbished stores across the UK, including in the Midlands, North West, North East, Yorkshire and coastal towns.”
Where is Aldi opening new stores?
Aldi has named the following 30 locations as its priority for new store openings:
- Cathcart, Glasgow
- Drylaw, Edinburgh
- St Albans
- Tunbridge Wells
Giles Hurley, chief executive at Aldi UK, said: “Demand for Aldi has never been higher here are still some towns and areas that either don’t have access to an Aldi or have capacity for additional stores.
“To meet that demand, we need to open more stores and it’s our mission to keep driving our ambitious expansion plan to achieve that.”
Last month, Aldi announced its plans to open 60 new stores in London.
Ben Shotter, regional managing director at the chain, said: “We strongly believe that access to affordable, high-quality food is a right, not a privilege. But we’re conscious that there are still many areas, particularly in the capital and within the M25, that don’t have access to an Aldi.
“As a result, too many people have to make do with big prices at the big supermarkets. We want to give more people a new Aldi store with our award-winning products at unbeatable prices. We are looking for locations across the UK, but particularly in London.”