DISCOUNT supermarket giant Aldi has revealed it wants to build a new store in Pershore as part of its continued expansion plans.
The UK’s fifth largest supermarket has been on an expansion drive in recent years as it targets having 1,200 stores open by 2025 and has ear-marked nine proposed sites in Worcestershire for new stores.
As well as opening its doors in Pershore, Aldi chiefs have suggested a third store in Evesham is on the cards. The supermarket already has sites on Swan Lane and the Sinclair Retail Park but revealed Evesham was among the nine areas it was targeting for further expansion.
Aldi currently has more than 880 stores across the UK and is looking for freehold town-centre or edge-of-centre sites suitable for development of a 20,000 sq.ft store with around 100 parking spaces, ideally on a prominent main road.
Ciaran Aldridge, national property director at Aldi UK, said: “Aldi is growing rapidly and we are welcoming around a million new customers into our stores every year.
“But there are also hundreds of towns across the UK where there is not an Aldi, meaning there are hundreds of thousands of people who can’t easily access the high quality, affordable food our customers love.
“We are willing to explore all opportunities, including developer-led schemes or existing retail units.”
The supermarket giant is also looking to open stores in Hagley, Kidderminster, Redditch, Stourport-on-Severn, Great Malvern, Tenbury Wells and Worcester