Aldi reveals bid for new Badsey store - The Evesham Observer

Aldi reveals bid for new Badsey store

Evesham Editorial 30th Sep, 2023   0

DISCOUNT supermarket giant Aldi has revealed it is looking for a site in Badsey for a new store as part of a £1.4billion expansion over the next two years.

As well as opening its doors in Pershore, Aldi chiefs have suggested another Vale store in addition to its site on the Sinclair Retail Park in Evesham is on the cards.

Despite closing its Swan Lane store in Evesham in April 2021 the German giant is currently engaged in the planning process for a vast new store on the site of Pershore Market.

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.

Britain’s fourth largest supermarket, which opened its 1,000 store earlier this month, 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.

The areas in Hereford and Worcestershire where it is currently looking for sites include Hereford, Bewdley and Badsey.

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.

The supermarket will also be investing in the development of new and expanded distribution centres, including its new distribution centre in Leicestershire.

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 which may fit Aldi’s requirements should contact [email protected].

For more information on Aldi’s nationwide site requirements, visit


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