Supermarket Aldi announced that it will be opening 40 new stores this next year and revealed 30 possible locations. The retailer already has a total of 990 stores across the country but has a target of opening 1,200.
Aldi is considering different locations to open a new store and announced that it will pay a finders fee to agents who recommend a site.
The fee that the supermarket is offering will be either 1.5 percent of a freehold price or 10 percent of the first year’s rent for leasehold sites.
The retailer explained that it is looking for a freehold town centre or edge-of-town site that can accommodate a 20,000-square-foot store.
This would be around 1.5 acres including 100 parking spaces. Aldi said the place should be near a main road with good access and visibility and revealed its priority locations.
Full list of possible locations
- Cathcart, Glasgow
- Drylaw, Edinburgh
- St Albans
- Tunbridge Wells
Those who want to recommend a location which meets Aldi’s requirements can do so by sending an email to [email protected]
CEO at Aldi UK, Giles Hurley, commented: “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 the 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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