Aldi opens 900th UK store
The Aldi supermarket chain has opened its 900th UK store in Sandhurst in Berkshire.
The milestone opening is a result of Aldi’s pledge to invest £1.3 billion within the UK over the next two years. The supermarket has also committed to creating around 4,000 jobs in the UK next year to support its continued store growth.
Aldi is currently opening an average of one store every week as it pushes ahead with plans to operate 1,200 UK stores by 2025. The shop in Sandhurst is the town’s first Aldi. Other places to receive their first Aldi store this year include Plympton, Holyhead and Market Drayton.
John Richardson, Aldi regional managing director, said: “Opening our 900th store means that, after years of careful investment in our UK store network, we’re another step forward in making Aldi available to as many shoppers as possible, which is more important than ever before as many household budgets become squeezed.
“Our 1,000th store is now firmly in sight and we’re on track to meet our target of operating 1,200 stores in the UK in five years’ time.”
This year Aldi is celebrating its 30th anniversary in the UK.
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