Aldi ‘on the lookout’ for 20 new sites

Discount supermarket operator Aldi has unveiled a list of 20 places in Scotland it wants to open more stores if it can find suitable locations.

The company is targeting town centre, or edge-of-town centre, sites so it can “meet the demand of customers”.

Aldi said sites should be around 1.5 acres and able to accommodate a 20,000 sq ft store with around 100 parking spaces,

Currently, the retailer has 96 shops in Scotland with a further four due to open before the end of 2021.

What areas under consideration are:

  • Battlefield
  • Bishopbriggs
  • Cathcart
  • Clarkston
  • Darnley
  • Dingwall
  • Dumbarton
  • Dunblane
  • Edinburgh
  • Gourock
  • Helensburgh
  • Largs
  • Maryhill
  • Peebles
  • Port Dundas/Springburn
  • Shotts
  • South Ayr
  • Stepps/Moodiesburn
  • Stonehaven
  • Tannochside/Uddingston

Aldi UK’s Ciaran Aldridge said: “We have been investing in Britain for more than 30 years now, but we know that there are still areas that either do not have an Aldi at all, or that need another store to meet customer demand.”

He added that the retailer was “keen to explore all opportunities to open new stores across the country”.