Aldi are to open 100 more stores and create 2,000 new jobs next year as part of a £1.3bn investment drive.
Aldi made the announcement which will run for two years and the news comes as sales soared by 10.2% to £12.3bn in the UK and Ireland, but pre-tax profits fell by 2.5% to £264.8m.
Giles Hurley, chief executive for Aldi UK and Ireland said, “As well as delivering record sales, we continued to invest for growth, deploying over £600m in stores and distribution centres across the UK.
“This helped to create thousands of much-needed jobs and support for British farmers and manufacturers.
“Whilst the cost of responding to the pandemic dampened profits, our decision to return business rate relief was the right thing to do.”