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Discount supermarket chain, Aldi, has revealed the areas in Stockport that is it targeting to build new stores as part of plans to open 100 UK branches over the next two years.
The German chain has pledged to invest £1.3 billions to grow its retail estate by 2023, and has ambitions to open one new store a week.
Aldi, which has over 920 UK stores including four in Stockport, is the UK’s fifth largest supermarket chain and is continuing its search for freehold, town centre or edge-of-centre sites for development.
Cheadle Heath, Cheadle Hulme, Hazel Grove, Heald Green and Stockport town centre are all being considered for new stores by the supermarket brand, which is on the lookout for sites that are big enough to accommodate a 20,000 sq ft store and around 100 dedicated parking spaces, preferably on a prominent main road and with good visibility and access.
Additionally, Aldi will also be investing in the development of new and expanded distribution centres.
Richard Thornton, Communications Director at Aldi UK, said:
“We’re continuing to gain even more customers – with over 60% of UK households shopping with Aldi in the last year.
“Our focus is on expanding our store estate, making sure Aldi is accessible to as many of these new shoppers across the country as possible. Looking ahead, we are excited to provide millions of new customers with access to Aldi’s award-winning quality and unbeatable value as we create even more places and more ways to shop with us.”