Aldi earmarks five new sites in Wigan

Budget retailer Aldi has included five Wigan locations on its expansion wish list.

Aldi has earmarked five potential locations in the borough
Aldi has earmarked five potential locations in the borough

The UK’s fifth largest supermarket has been on an expansion drive in recent years, opening around one new store a week on average to meet demand from new customers.

It has earmarked 19 locations for new stores across Greater Manchester, several of which are here in Wigan borough.

Aldi has revealed five potential store locations that could open across Wigan and, although details are scarce, these include Lowton, North Wigan, Orrell, Shevington Vale and Wigan.

Aldi, which now has more than 900 stores across the UK, 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: “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.

“Shoppers are increasingly looking to get unbeatable prices on their weekly shop without compromising on quality. That’s why, more so than ever, we’re keen to explore all opportunities to open new stores across the country.”

Other locations the supermarket chain is targeting across the city region include Altrincham, Cheadle Heath and Didsbury.


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