Aldi announce 30 locations where they want new stores, including one near Newcastle

According to statistics from Aldi, more than 60% of UK households shopped in its stores during 2020.
A lorry delivers to an Aldi supermarket (Pic from Getty Images)A lorry delivers to an Aldi supermarket (Pic from Getty Images)
A lorry delivers to an Aldi supermarket (Pic from Getty Images)

German supermarket chain Aldi has announced its plans to open 100 new stores by 2023, with desired locations for 30 already announced.

One of the 30 announced is South Shields,  and communications director at Aldi Richard Thornton has said the chain wants to be accessible to more people.

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He said: “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.”

The locations, including the desire for a new store in South Shields, are not 100% confirmed by Aldi.

These are locations where the supermarket would like to build new stores.

The discounter explained it is on the lookout for free-hold town or city centre or edge-of-town centre sites that could fit a 20,000 square foot (medium-sized) store and around 100 parking spaces.

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Here is the full list of towns, cities and regions where Aldi plans to build its new stores:

  • South East – Bicester, Guildford, Milton Keynes,
  • South West – Cheltenham, Penzance and Plymouth
  • West Midlands – Birmingham, Black Country and Coventry
  • East Midlands – Alvaston, Northampton and Wellingborough
  • East of England – Basildon, Brentwood and Hitchin
  • North West – Runcorn, Stockport and Macclesfield
  • North East – Stockton, South Shields and Malton
  • Yorkshire – South Bradford, Meadowhall and York
  • Scotland – Cathcart, Dumbarton and Peebles
  • Wales – Aberdare, Barry and Lampeter

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