Aldi lists future store locations after £1.4bn investment announcement

Aldi has published a list of locations where it wants to open new stores.

The move comes days after the budget supermarket retailer announced it would invest £1.4 billion in the UK over the next two years.

In the 12 months to December 2022, the discount supermarket reported annual sales of around £15.5 billion, an increase of almost £2 billion on its previous financial year's results.

The company, which opened its 1000th store earlier this month, has plans to open a further 500.

In its latest trading update, Aldi said that it had attracted around one million extra customers over the past year.

The retailer said that the priority locations where it is searching for sites include:

• London – Kensington and Hackney
• South West – Penzance and Bath
• South East – Maidenhead and Worthing
• North West – Warrington and Bramhall
• North East – Newcastle Upon Tyne and South Shields
• East Midlands – Nottingham and Derby
• West Midlands – Birmingham and Warwick
• East of England – Cambridge and Brentwood
• Yorkshire and the Humber – Harrogate and York
• Wales – Cardiff and Chepstow
• Scotland – Clarkston and Cathcart

“We want to make our great value groceries accessible to all, and to do that we need more stores, particularly in towns and areas that don’t have an Aldi already,” said Richard Thornton, communications director, Aldi UK. “The areas we’ve identified in our latest list are places where there is demand for stores and we are committed to continue investing until we can bring our quality products and unbeatable prices to as many people as possible.”

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