Aldi earmarks £12m for Lancashire store openings and upgrades

By Tim Aldred

30 Nov 2023

Discount supermarket chain Aldi has announced that it will invest at least £12.2m in new and upgraded stores across Lancashire next year.   

This includes the development of its new stores coming to Skelmersdale, Bacup and Preston, as well as upgrades to its current store in Skelmersdale.

The money is part of a wider plan for Aldi to invest £1.4bn in expanding its footprint across the UK throughout 2023 and 2024. New stores set to open in 2024 will create an estimated 1,500 new jobs across the country, with further job opportunities in all of its current stores, Regional Distribution Centres and UK offices.  

Richard Thornton, communications director, Aldi UK, said: “We’re continuing to welcome more and more new customers through our doors. However, there are still areas of the country that don’t have an Aldi, or that need more or larger stores to meet demand.

"That is what our 2024 expansion plans aim to do. We now have more than 1,000 stores across the UK but there are plenty more Aldi stores still to come, in 2024 and beyond.” 

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