Aldi is opening 500 brand-new stores across the UK: full list of confirmed locations

The extremely popular discount supermarket chain is spending £550 million on even more British outlets

Amy Houghton
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Amy Houghton
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Bargain supermarket and marketing menace Aldi is one of the UK’s fastest growing supermarkets – though, surprisingly, not so fast as Lidl and M&S – and that makes a lot of sense. Amid the cost-of-living crisis, Brits increasingly want their groceries on the cheap. And if that means settling for Aldi’s iconically shameless rip-offs of well-known products, so be it. 

Now, Cuthbert the Caterpillar’s empire is growing. The German-owned company has announced that it will be bringing 500 new stores to the UK, with £550 million set aside to build new stores and upgrade existing ones. The news follows a dozen or so Aldi openings in the UK at the end of 2023 and the chain’s biggest-ever Christmas period in Britain, in which it saw sales increase by eight percent on 2022. 

The supermarket last year revealed plans to hire over 1,700 workers in its warehouses, and has since confirmed that 1,500 more jobs will be created by new stores. That’s a lot of jobs up for grabs. 

We don’t know just yet where all these new stores will be, as the company is still on the hunt for locations. We do, however, know where some of the stores will be. 

Full list of confirmed new Aldi store locations in the UK

Five new Aldi store locations across Britain have officially been confirmed. Here’s where those will be. 

  • Portway, Preston
  • Meteor Retail Park, DerbyCastle Gresley, Derbyshire
  • Swinfen Vale, Bardon
  • High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • Stoke Gifford, Bristol

About the expansion, Aldi UK and Ireland CEO Giles Hurley said: ‘There are still areas of the country that don’t have an Aldi, or that need more or larger stores to meet demand’.

More brands out to conquer the UK

Aldi certainly isn’t the only brand aiming to massively increase its UK presence in the coming months and years. At Time Out we recently covered that B&M intends on opening 125 new stores, Greggs wants 160 new outlets and Primark has its five new shops in its sights

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