Aldi set to open new stores and seeking sites in Chesterfield and Brimington

Aldi has announced today it will be opening new stores and is looking for sites in Chesterfield and Brimington.

Thursday, 14th October 2021, 2:18 pm
Aldi has its sights on over 10 new locations across Derbyshire (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

The supermarket giant has pledged to invest £1.3 billion in a bid to further grow its retail estate, as it continues to push ahead with plans to open an average of one new store a week by by 2023.

It is looking to open outlets in areas including West Chesterfield, Brimington, Matlock, Ripley, Ilkeston and Wirksworth, and is currently searching for freehold town-centre or edge-of-centre sites suitable for property development.

Aldi is one of the UK's largest supermarkets and operates 920 stores up and down the country.

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The supermarket says it is on the lookout for sites that are big enough to accommodate a 20,000 sq ft store and around 100 dedicated parking spaces, preferably on a prominent main road and with good visibility and access.

Additionally, Aldi will also be investing in the development of new and expanded distribution centres.

Richard Thornton, Communications Director at Aldi UK, said: “We’re continuing to gain even more customers - with over 60% of UK households shopping with Aldi in the last year.

“Our focus is on expanding our store estate, making sure Aldi is accessible to as many of these new shoppers across the country as possible. Looking ahead, we are excited to provide millions of new customers with access to Aldi’s award-winning quality and unbeatable value as we create even more places and more ways to shop with us.”

So, where is Aldi looking for new stores in Derbyshire? Find out below.

Aldi's target locations in Derbyshire are:

- West Chesterfield

- Brimington

- South Chesterfield

- Ilkeston

- Pleaseley

- South Normanton

- Stenson Fields

- Wirksworth

- Castle Gresley

- Matlock

- Ripley

- Allestree

- Alvaston

- Normanton, Derby

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