Exact date and time new Sheppey Aldi will open with Olympic legend and free food for first customers

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Aldi is set to open a brand new store on the Isle of Sheppey - and customers won't have to wait much longer to visit. The store at Neats Court Retail Park in Queenborough is set to open its doors later this month with a Team GB legend cutting the ribbon.

Gold medallist Matthew Langridge will be there to cut the all-important ribbon and hand out free bags of fresh fruit and vegetables to the first 30 customers in the queue on Thursday, July 18 at 8am.

Shoppers have been eagerly awaiting the Island's newest supermarket, which will replace the existing Aldi between Pepys Avenue and Millennium Way in Sheerness. The retail park is already home to Morrisons, Iceland, B&M, Poundland, Sports Direct and more.

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The new branch will be run by store manager David Friday, along with a team of 40 colleagues from the community. It will feature fresh, British meat products with weekly offers, Aldi’s award-winning ‘Specially Selected’ range, exclusive beers, wines and spirits, and a ‘Food to Go’ section at the front of the store.

Aldi’s famous Specialbuys will also be available in the middle aisle every Thursday and Sunday, offering extraordinary value on a wide range of products from electrical items to garden tools.

Store manager David said: “We can’t wait to open the doors to the new store in Queenborough. It’s set to be a special day and having Olympic hero Matthew Langridge join us will make it a morning to remember.”

Rowing star Matthew Langridge added: “I’m so excited to be opening Aldi’s new store; it will be great to chat to customers and a lovely way for me to thank Aldi for its support of Team GB.” The new store is calling on charities and food banks in Queenborough to register with Neighbourly, a community engagement platform that links businesses to charitable organisations in the community.

Charities that register will be able to collect surplus food and perishable products, such as fruit, vegetables and baked goods, seven days a week. Any charities in the area that would like to partner up with the new Aldi store should send an email to aldi@neighbourly.com.

The full address of the new store will be: Neats Court Retail Park, Queenborough, Sheppey, ME12 3RJ. It will be open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 10pm, and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

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