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Aldi Plans for New Store Locations & You Could Earn £1,000s For Helping

  • Aldi targets 10 specific UK locations for new store openings.
  • Public input sought; successful site finders to receive a finder's fee.
  • Expansion part of Aldi's goal to reach 1,500 stores nationwide.

Aldi has disclosed plans to open new stores in 10 strategic locations across the UK, part of its ambition to expand its presence to 1,500 outlets. The list includes towns like Aldershot, Newark, and Harrogate, among others, as top priorities for new store developments.

In a unique twist, Aldi is reaching out to the public for assistance in finding suitable locations. Individuals who successfully suggest a new site could earn a finder's fee—1.5% of the purchase price for freeholds or 10% of the first year's rent for leaseholds. Those interested are encouraged to contact Aldi via email with their suggestions and relevant details about their proposed sites.

Olivia Marshall from The Sun details this initiative, noting that Aldi is actively seeking input from local communities to better serve potential and existing customers. This participatory approach not only involves the community but also provides an opportunity for significant financial rewards to contributors.

Jonathan Neale, Aldi UK’s managing director of national real estate, expressed the company's commitment to making affordable, high-quality food more accessible. "We've pinpointed areas where demand is strong, yet we believe there's room for even more Aldi stores. We're eager to hear from the public to help guide our upcoming property searches," Neale said.

This announcement comes as Aldi plans to open an additional 35 stores within the year, which aligns with their major investment of £550 million in UK expansions. Each new store is expected to create about 40 new jobs, contributing to local employment opportunities.

As part of their broader expansion strategy, Aldi's approach not only aims to enhance their market footprint but also fosters community involvement in the development process, setting a precedent in the retail sector.

Tom Church, Co-Founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, commented, "Aldi's innovative strategy to involve the public in its expansion plans is a clever move. It reflects a proactive approach to business growth, emphasizing community engagement and accessibility."

Comments+20 points

I don't think major investment and more jobs should be touted as some sort of positive for Aldi expansion. It is obviously hugely damaging to our economy to have more retailers who have a greater percentage of imported goods and where the profits leave the country. There isn't unlimited spending in the UK, any sale in Aldi is likely at the cost of another retailer which is likely to lead to an actual reduction in employment numbers overall and lead to more debt and collapse in public services.


Quite fancy having a Aldi store near me in Queensbury Bradford

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