Aldi are planning to create 4,000 jobs next year as pert of their expansion plan by opening 100 new stores with £1.3bn of investment.
By 2025 the discount supermarket’s long-term plans are to grow to a portfolio of 1,200 stores. This comes after Adli reported a sales increase of 8% to £12.28bn in 2019.
Pre-tax profits jumped by 49% to £271.5m for the year.
Giles Hurley, chief executive for Aldi UK and Ireland said, “The response to the challenge presented by the Covid-19 pandemic was both heroic and historic.
“If there is a positive to take from the situation, it’s that supermarkets, suppliers and shoppers can overcome the greatest of challenges when we work together.
“With the UK’s economic outlook increasingly uncertain, families are more concerned about their grocery bills than ever.
“We’ve seen before that our customers need us most in times of financial hardship, which is why our commitment to remain Britain’s lowest-priced supermarket is more important than ever.”