Aldi has confirmed that it is looking for new sites in the Hereford area, to build a new store, as it invests £1.4bn over the next two years in the United Kingdom.
Aldi currently has a store in Hereford, but this has limited space for further expansion, and it already close to its capacity.
Aldi has revealed the areas it wants to create new stores as it invests £1.4bn over the next two years.
In its annual trading update, Aldi said it had attracted around a million extra customers in the past 12 months with a new generation of savvy shoppers turning their back on traditional, full priced supermarkets.
The company says that it is committed to a long-term target of 1,500 stores in the UK – meaning it is on the hunt for more locations across the UK. Aldi says that it is looking for possible locations in the Hereford area, but that at present, it is not classed as a ‘priority’.
The Aldi stores in Herefordshire come under the South Wales and South West bracket, with Aldi revealing that it would also like to open new stores in places such as Barry, Exeter and Cardiff. The full list of potential new stores in the South Wales and South West region can be found below:
Aldi is searching for freehold town-centre, edge-of-centre, and retail park sites suitable for property development. The sites should be able to accommodate a 20,000 sq foot store with around 100 parking spaces. Ideally the location will be near a main road with good visibility and access.
Richard Thornton, Communications Director at Aldi UK, said: “We want to make our great value groceries accessible to all, and to do that we need more stores, particularly in towns and areas that don’t have an Aldi already.
“The areas we’ve identified in our latest list are places where there is demand for stores and we are committed to continue investing until we can bring our quality products and unbeatable prices to as many people as possible.”
Anybody who has a site that may fit Aldi’s requirements should contact email@example.com.
For more information on Aldi’s nationwide site requirements, visit: www.aldi.co.uk/about-aldi/property/required-towns