// Aldi reveals list of locations across UK where it seeks to build new stores
// It is looking for freehold town-centre or edge-of-town sites that are around 1.5 acres
Aldi has listed its priority locations across the UK as it seeks to build new stores.
The German discounter is on an expansion drive, which has helped it grow its market share to 9% in recent years.
Aldi currently has over 960 stores across the UK and is looking for freehold town-centre or edge-of-town sites that are around 1.5 acres.
Each site should be able to accommodate a 20,000sq foot store with around 100 parking spaces.
Ideally the location will be near a main road with good visibility and access.
The supermarket even offers a finder’s fee for people who recommend a site, including members of the public – which is either 1.5% of a freehold price or 10% of the first year’s rent for leasehold sites.
Aldi UK national property director, George Brown said: “By opening more Aldi stores, we can provide affordable, high-quality food to even more people.
“But despite our growth in recent years, some people still don’t have access to a local store, which is why it is our mission to continue on with our ambitious growth plans and change that.
“Our finder’s fee is available to anyone who can find Aldi an appropriate property so we’d encourage people to share any suitable suggestions and get it touch.”
The full list of areas it is targeting include:
• Cambridge South
• Drylaw, Edinburgh
• Gerrards Cross/Chalfont St Peter
• Ladysmill, Falkirk
• Leicester Fosse Park
• Lightwood, Stoke on Trent
• Newcastle Upon Tyne
• North Leeds
• South Normanton
• St Albans
• Tunbridge Wells
• West Didsbury