Aldi is to open 12 new stores across the UK between now and the end of the year.
The supermarket, which opened its 1,000th UK store in Woking last month, will be opening one new store a week on average between now and the end of the year.
New stores in Taunton and Oldham will open this month, following the opening of three new stores – in Slough, Torquay and Cannock – last week.
The openings form part of Aldi’s long-term target of 1,500 stores in the UK – with the supermarket set to invest £1.4 billion on expanding its UK footprint over the next two years alone.
Each new store opening will create around 40 new jobs on average, boosting employment opportunities within local areas.
Store Assistants receive starting pay of £11.40 per hour and those based in London receive £12.85 per hour, while it is the only supermarket to pay for breaks, which can be worth up to £972 a year.
George Brown, Real Estate Director at Aldi UK, said: “We’re welcoming more and more customers through our doors each week, which is why we’re investing in new stores up and down the country to bring our great value groceries to even more people and meet the growing demand for Aldi.
“Shoppers know they’ll always get more for their money when they shop with us, and we’re confident Aldi’s success will continue to grow.”
List of store locations opening in the coming weeks:
- Chip Lane, Taunton
- Lees Road, Oldham
- Pompey Centre Retail Park, Portsmouth
- Portrack Lane, Stockton
- Fforestfach Retail Park, Swansea
- Farnborough Gate, Farnborough
- Becket Way, West Bridgford
- Causeway Park, Staines-upon-Thames
- Gateway Retail Park, Reading
- Alvis Retail Park, Coventry
- Broadway Green, Chadderton
- Westway Retail Park, Cumbernauld