Could Asda and Lidl be about to get some local competition? Well known Supermarket ‘Aldi’ is expanding with grand plans to open 100 new stores throughout the UK and Blantyre is noted as one of the preferred locations.
The supermarket which currently has 920 UK stores, 100 of which are in Scotland. Business bosses are 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.
Whilst land has still to be secured for the proposals, for now Blantyre remains on a desired location for Aldi.
The full list of locations Aldi hope to expand to are:
- Edinburgh – all
- Glasgow – Cathcart, Bishopbriggs, Darnley, Maryhill, Port Dundas/Springburn, Tannochside/Uddingston
- Scottish Borders – Peebles
- Lanarkshire – Blantyre, Stepps/Moodieburn
- Aberdeen – Stonehaven
- Inverclyde – Gourock
- North Ayrshire – Largs
- East Renfrewshire – Clarkston
- West Dunbartonshire – Dumbarton
- Stirling – Dunblane
Richard Thornton, Communications Director at Aldi UK, commented: “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.”