SUPERMARKET giant Aldi has revealed a list of 30 locations where it wants to open stores this year.
The German-owned retailer says it plans to invest £400million in opening or developing existing stores.
Branches will open or existing stores will be refurbished in the Midlands, North West, North East, Yorkshire and coastal towns.
The supermarket chain currently runs more than 990 stores in the UK.
Giles Hurley, chief executive officer, said: “Demand for Aldi has never been higher here are still some towns and areas that either don’t have access to an Aldi or have capacity for additional stores.
“To meet that demand, we need to open more stores and it’s our mission to keep driving our ambitious expansion plan to achieve that.”
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The full list of locations where Aldi is looking to open new stores this year is:
- Cathcart, Glasgow
- Drylaw, Edinburgh
- St Albans
- Tunbridge Wells
It comes after the discounter already revealed it would be opening nine new stores this year.
The move will see 6,000 more jobs created with branches opening in Southampton, Newcastle and Norwich.
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The supermarket chain has also given thousands of workers a pay rise in recent weeks.
Some 7,000 warehouse staff saw their minimum rate hiked from £12.66 an hour to £13.18 an hour.
Data from analytics company Kantar this week revealed Aldi is the fastest growing supermarket in the UK as its sales grew by 26% year-on-year.
How can I save money next time I'm at Aldi?
Despite Aldi being known for its cheaper prices, it's always worth saving money where you can.
Supermarkets are known for placing offers and discounts in certain areas to encourage shoppers to buy impulsively.
But writing a list before you head out to your nearest branch can make it easier to be drawn in to buying something you don't actually need.
You should look out for red sticker labels on products too – this is what Aldi staff put on products to show they are reduced.
Products are often reduced due to damaged packaging or if they are due to go out of date.
Customers can pick up wonky veg on the cheap too, which Aldi sells to lessen wastage.
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