Aldi reveals wish list and finder’s fee for new UK store locations - including Wigan

Aldi has revealed Wigan is included in a wish list of new store locations across the UK and has offered a finder’s fee for anyone who can help find suitable sites.

The UK’s fifth largest supermarket, which has seven stores across the borough, has been on a rapid expansion drive in recent years, helping it grow its market share to a record nine per cent.

The list of areas Aldi is targeting for new stores in the North-West also include: Formby, Liverpool, Runcorn, Warrington and West Didsbury.

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The German discounter already has more than 960 stores across the UK and is looking for freehold town centre or edge-of-town sites of around 1.5 acres.

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It wants sites that are able to fit a 20,000 square foot store with around 100 parking spaces, ideally near a main road with good visibility and access.

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The supermarket is offering a finder’s fee for people who successfully recommend a site – including members of the public – of either 1.5% of the freehold price or 10% of the first year’s rent for leasehold sites.

Aldi UK national property director George Brown said: “By opening more Aldi stores, we can provide affordable, high-quality food to even more people.

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“But despite our growth in recent years, some people still don’t have access to a local store, which is why it is our mission to continue on with our ambitious growth plans and change that.

“Our finder’s fee is available to anyone who can find Aldi an appropriate property so we’d encourage people to share any suitable suggestions and get it touch.”