Aldi hopes to open new store at Stepps/Moodiesburn

Aldi is looking at opening up a new store at Stepps/Moodiesburn.

Wednesday, 8th July 2020, 10:18 am
Aldi Scotland

The company is on the lookout for 19 new store locations across Scotland, it has announced.

The fourth largest volume retailer in the country, Aldi has been on an expansion drive in recent years as it targets having 1,200 stores open across the UK by 2025.

Among the areas it hopes to open in are Stepps/Moodiesburn, Fraserburgh and Peebles.

It also wants to build additional stores in Stirling, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Dumfries & Galloway.

Aldi, which currently has 92 stores in Scotland and more than 880 across the UK, has identified 19 new locations in Scotland where it is looking for freehold town-centre or edge-of-centre sites suitable for development.

It says each site should be around 1.5 acres and able to accommodate a 20,000 sq ft store with around 100 parking spaces, ideally on a prominent main road and with good visibility and access.

Ciaran Aldridge, National Property Director at Aldi UK, said: “Aldi is growing rapidly and we are welcoming around a million new customers into our stores every year.

“But there are also hundreds of towns across the UK where there is not an Aldi, meaning there are hundreds of thousands of people who can’t easily access the high quality, affordable food our customers love.

“We are willing to explore all opportunities, including developer-led schemes or existing retail units.”

The full list is Aberdeen (north)

Aberdeen (south)

Stonehaven

Fraserburgh

Baillieston

Darnley/Pollok

Battlefield/ Cathcart

Partick

Finnieston

Possil

Castle Douglas

Clarkston

Dumbarton

Dunblane/Bridge of Allan

Edinburgh

Helensburgh

Peebles

Tannochside/Uddingston

Stepps/Moodiesburn