Aldi plans to open an average of one new store a week in the UK until Christmas 2020.
One store every week
The store expansion plan for the rest of the year is part of Aldi’s strategy to reach 1,200 stores across the UK by 2025. The retailer is set to open stores in locations including Bristol and Edinburgh. Aldi plans to hire 1,200 additional employees throughout the rest of the year, with each new store creating an average of 30 new jobs each.
Giles Hurley, Aldi UK’s chief executive, said: “As much as the disruption of the past few months has been challenging, it has also reminded us that there are still hundreds of towns across the UK where shoppers don’t have access to Aldi’s award-winning quality products and unbeatable prices.
“I’ve been very proud of the tireless work my colleagues have put into feeding the nation. To continue doing this and meet our goals of making Aldi accessible to even more shoppers, we will need thousands more amazing colleagues across the country.”
The news follows Aldi’s announcement that it is expanding its home delivery trial with Deliveroo to an additional 11 stores. It initially conducted the trial in May in eight stores in Central London, before extending the trial to another store in Camden in June. According to Aldi, if the trial proves successful, the service could potentially be rolled out across more stores in other towns and cities across the UK before the end of the year.
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