// Aldi to open new stores in UK by end of year
// The grocer currently has over 930 UK stores
// Aldi plans to invest over £1.3bn by 2023
Aldi has revealed plans to open 15 new stores across the UK by the end of this year as it continues its expansion.
The discounter currently has over 930 UK stores and is opening in new locations from Edinburgh to Orpington and Poole.
The openings are part of Aldi’s strategy to invest over £1.3 billion by 2023, with plans to open 100 new stores over the next two years.
Each new store opening creates over 30 new jobs on average, boosting employment opportunities within local areas.
Store Assistants can earn up to £10.57 nationally, and £11.32 inside the M25, with paid breaks included.
“There are still too many people for whom shopping at Aldi isn’t a convenient option,” Aldi UK National Property Director, Ciaran Aldridge said.
“We’re committed to changing that and opening nearly four new stores a week before Christmas clearly demonstrates our progress with this.
“The new stores bring us one step closer to our goal of making our award-winning products at unbeatable prices easily accessible to even more shoppers across the country, and we look forward to welcoming local customers in for their weekly shop.”
The openings follow on from Aldi launching new stores in Cheltenham, Portlethen and South Harrow in October.
Last month, Aldi also opened its 50th London store in Dalston.
Full list of stores opening before the end of the year:
• Windsor, Berkshire
• Luton, Bedfordshire
• Stamford, Lincolnshire
• Neath, Wales
• Govan, Scotland
• Edinburgh, Scotland
• Bedlington, Northumberland
• Biddulph, Staffordshire
• Cumnock, Scotland
• Orpington, London
• Hamilton, Scotland
• Llanelli, Wales
• Cheam, London
• Tamworth, Staffordshire
• Poole, Dorset