German chain Aldi has today confirmed plans to open 130 new stores in the UK over the next two years, in a move creating 5,000 new jobs.
The supermarket group has also hit a record £10.2bn in sales across the UK and Ireland in the year to December 31. Talking about this development, Giles Hurley, the chief executive of Aldi UK and Ireland, said: “The revolution in British grocery shows no sign of slowing.”
“In 2020, Aldi will have been serving British shoppers for 30 years. In that time, we’ve become part of the fabric of British life. We’re proud to be reaffirming our commitment today,” he added.
The chain, which overtook the Co-op last year to become Britain’s fifth biggest supermarket, has more than 775 stores in the UK and Ireland.