Aldi opens 1,000th UK store and aims for 500 more
Aldi is opening its 1,000th UK store in Woking today as it commits to a long-term target of 1,500 stores across the country.
Now the UK’s s fourth biggest grocer, the retailer will be opening another 20 UK stores before the end of the year as part of its £1.3 billion two-year investment plan.
Its bid to open 500 new stores to reach its target of 1,500 means that Aldi is now on the hunt for more locations across the UK.
Aldi UK and Ireland chief executive Giles Hurley said: “Opening our 1,000th store is a huge milestone and wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our 40,000 incredible colleagues.
“Our popularity is growing, and there is huge demand for people to have an Aldi store near to them to increase shoppers’ access to our unbeatable prices.
“The next phase of our expansion will involve another 500 new stores over the coming years. It is a long-term target and is not a ceiling to our ambition to have an Aldi store close to everyone in the UK.”
The Woking store is one of over 150 sites that Aldi now has in the south east. The retailer opened its first UK store in Birmingham in 1990.
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