Aldi to open 100 new UK stores to create 2.000 jobs

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

The UK's cheapest supermarket was generating record sales last year with the toughest conditions caused by the pandemic and has just announced a multi-billion pound expansion plan as its sales have been driven by the success of its food business.

Aldi is to create 2.000 new jobs next year in a £1.3 billion capital investment drive, the firm revealed.

German grocery chain Aldi says it intends to invest £1.3 billion in the coming two years, creating 2.000 jobs, opening 100 extra stores and celebrating its first no-till supermarket in Greenwich.

Aldi has become the UK's fifth-biggest supermarkets group.

Aldi's new plans will go on top of the 7.000 jobs it has already established over the last two years.

Aldi also said it had improved the pay of lorry drivers after a shortage across the country.

Giles Hurley, Chief Executive Officer Aldi UK and Ireland, said: 'As well as delivering record sales, we continued to invest for growth, deploying over £600m in stores and distribution centres across the UK.

Hurley said while no British retailer is immune to current supply chain disruption, Aldi is in a better position to compete with rivals.