Opening New Stores In Time For Christmas


Aldi UK will open 12 new stores across the UK between now and the end of the year.

The supermarket, which opened its 1,000th UK store in Woking last month, will be opening one new store a week on average between now and the end of the year.

New stores in Taunton and Oldham will open this month, following the opening of three new stores in Slough, Torquay and Cannock last week.

Meanwhile, towns such as Farnborough and West Bridgford are set to see new Aldi stores open in November, and several other regions across the UK will welcome new stores before the end of the year.

The openings form part of Aldi’s long-term target of 1,500 stores in the UK, with the supermarket set to invest £1.4 billion in expanding its UK footprint over the next two years alone.

Each new store opening will create around 40 new jobs on average, boosting employment opportunities within local areas.

Store Assistants receive starting pay of £11.40 per hour, and those based in London receive £12.85 per hour, while it is the only supermarket to pay for breaks, which can be worth up to £972 a year.

George Brown, Real Estate Director at Aldi UK, said that Aldi welcomes more and more customers through our doors each week, which is why it has invested in new stores up and down the country to bring our great value groceries to even more people and meet the growing demand for Aldi.

“Shoppers know they’ll always get more for their money when they shop with us, and we’re confident Aldi’s success will continue to grow,” said Brown.