Aldi plans to open 35 new UK stores this year

Discover the latest news on Aldi plans as they prepare to open 35 new stores across the UK this year.


3/28/20241 min read

Aldi plans
Aldi plans

Aldi plans to unveil 35 new stores across the UK this year, with plans to open in Preston and Derby later this month.

Areas set for new Aldi arrivals include Bardon in Leicestershire, Castle Gresley in Derbyshire, High Wycombe and Bristol in Buckinghamshire

The retailer marked a milestone by opening its 1,000th UK store in Woking, Surrey, last September as it sets its sights on a new long-term target of reaching 1,500 outlets on the snow

In a commitment to expand its footprint in the UK, Aldi plans to invest £550m this year, while creating around 40 jobs per new store.

According to Kantar research, Aldi has outperformed other supermarkets in attracting new customers over the past 12 months. Even so, its growth rate in the 12 weeks to March 17 ranked seventh among its rivals, with sales growth of 3.1% year-on-year this figure was above Ocado's 9.5%, Lidl's 8.8%, Sainsbury's 6.7%, and Tesco's 5.8%.

 It follows Waitrose on 3.9% and Morrisons on 3.6%. Compared to the previous year, Aldi’s market share decreased slightly, from 9.9% to 9.8%.

In the 12 weeks leading up to September 3 last year, Aldi held the position of fastest-growing supermarket for five consecutive months.

Jonathan Neill, National Real Estate Manager, Aldi UK, said: “Having attracted more new customers than any other supermarket in the last 12 months, we are more determined than ever to expand nationally the whole of the. 

We want to provide quality food for everyone, and customers always know they will get more for their money when they shop at Aldi.”

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