Aldi announces plans for 12 new stores in Lancashire
Written by Skywave Radio News on June 29, 2020
Aldi has announced its plans to introduce a dozen new stores to Lancashire in the next five years.
The supermarket chain has revealed it is on the lookout for suitable locations across the county to open 12 new stores as part of its recent expansion plan.
Aldi has now identified the areas where it is looking for suitable sites in town centres or the edge of the centre.
Among the towns it hopes to open in, which do not currently have an Aldi store, are Darwen, Penwortham and Fulwood.
As Britain’s fifth largest supermarket, Aldi currently has more than 880 stores across the UK and plans to have a total of 1,200 stores open by 2025.
Aldi attracts hundreds of thousands of new customers every year with its range of exclusive brands with low prices.
Each new proposed site in Lancashire is set to be around 1.5 acres and able to accommodate a 20,000 sq ft store.
They are also expected to provide 100 parking spaces, ideally located on a prominent main road and with good visibility and access.
Ciaran Aldridge, National Property Director at Aldi UK, said: “Aldi is growing rapidly and we are welcoming around a million new customers into our stores every year.
“But there are also hundreds of towns across the UK where there is not an Aldi, meaning there are hundreds of thousands of people who can’t easily access the high quality, affordable food our customers love.
“We are willing to explore all opportunities, including developer-led schemes or existing retail units.”
The full list of locations it is targeting in Lancashire are: