Aldi reveals 8 London areas where new store could open soon including Croydon and Barnet

Supermarket chain Aldi store in Dalston on 8th May 2024 in London, United Kingdom. Aldi is the common brand of two German family-owned discount supermarket chains with over 10,000 stores in 20 countries. With its low price, discount approach, Aldi is rapidly becomming serious competition to the big four supermarkets in the UK. (photo by Mike Kemp/In Pictures via Getty Images)
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Aldi has its eye on eight London locations where it may open a store. It comes after May saw the supermarket asking shoppers nationwide where they want to see a new store.

There are currently over 1,020 stores across the UK, with hopes of hitting over 1,500. But Aldi wants to expand to places it thinks needs one, which includes more than 100 within the M25.

Each Aldi site should be able to house a 20,000-square-foot store with about 100 parking spots. However, stores within the M25 should be more like 5,000 square feet in size.

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Jonathan Neale, managing director of national real estate at Aldi UK, said: “We want to make high-quality food accessible to all, but we can’t do that while there are still some towns and areas that either don’t have an Aldi or have capacity for additional stores.

“We recognise there is huge demand in certain regions for more stores, which is why we decided to get the public’s input on our latest list of priority locations. They have helped us identify where demand is greatest and we will continue to work to bring Aldi to as many people as possible.”

A sign outside an Aldi Local convenience store in London, UK, on Friday Sept. 29, 2023. Aldi plans to invest £1.4 billion ($1.7 billion) in the UK over the next two years as the discounter reported profits that tripled in the country, spurred by shoppers seeking to save money on groceries. Photographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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The 8 proposed London stores

  • Woodford

  • Surbiton

  • South Croydon

  • Notting Hill

  • Walthamstow

  • Beckenham

  • Bromley

  • Barnet

The proposed stores outside of London

  • Redhill, Surrey

  • Aldershot, Hampshire

  • Haywards Heath, West Sussex

  • Burgess Hill, West Sussex

  • Chatham, Kent

  • Cheadle, Greater Manchester

  • Chorlton, Manchester

  • Formby, Liverpool

  • Newark, Nottinghamshire

  • Chesterfield, Derbyshire

  • Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

  • Rayleigh, Essex

  • Brentwood, Essex

  • Dorchester, Dorset

  • Clarkston, Scotland

  • Cathcart, Scotland

  • Penzance, Cornwall

  • Warwick, Warwickshire

  • Bath, Somerset

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