Cash reward for any Geordies who can find Aldi a new site in Newcastle

Aldi want to expand in the North East and want shoppers in the region to help find locations

Aldi is offering any North East locals who can recommend a site for a new store in the region a cash reward.

The bargain supermarket chain is looking to expand in Tyne and Wear with new shops across the region.

Priority areas for the new sites include Newcastle and Sunderland.

Aldi, which already has more than 960 stores across the UK, is looking for freehold town-centre or edge-of-town sites that are around 1.5 acres.

The supermarket has said that each site should be able to accommodate a 20,000 sq foot store with around 100 parking spaces.

Ideally, the location would be near a main road with good visibility and access.

Aldi is looking for new sites

Anyone who can find a suitable site is being offered a cash reward equivalent to either 1.5% of a freehold price or 10% of the first year’s rent for leasehold sites.

George Brown, National Property Director at Aldi UK, said: “By opening more Aldi stores, we can provide affordable, high-quality food to even more people.

“But despite our growth in recent years, some people still don’t have access to a local store, which is why it is our mission to continue on with our ambitious plans and change that.

“Our finder’s fee is available to anyone who can find Aldi an appropriate site so we’d encourage people to share any suitable suggestions and get in touch.”