Aldi creates national real estate team
Aldi has created a new national real estate team as it works towards opening 500 new stores across the UK.
The centralised team is headed by managing director of real estate Jonathan Neale who has worked with the supermarket for 21 years.
Aldi recently announced a long-term plan to operate 1,500 stores across the UK.
Neale said: “This year we opened our landmark 1,000th store and we have the most ambitious expansion plans of any major supermarket. Centralising our real estate team and making it easier for the real estate sector to deal with Aldi is the first step in accelerating progress towards our goal of opening a further 500 new stores. We have clear, consistent requirements and want to partner with land-owners, landlords and developers.”
Neale is being aided in the search by Colliers, the retailer’s national advisors.