These are the locations where Aldi wants to open new supermarkets across the UK

Thursday, 2nd July 2020, 1:11 pm
Updated Thursday, 2nd July 2020, 1:16 pm
Aldi are planning to expand their number of supermarkets in the UK (Shutterstock)
Aldi are planning to expand their number of supermarkets in the UK (Shutterstock)

Aldi have unveiled a full list of UK cities that they are earmarking for a new store in the coming years.

The move comes after rival supermarket chain Lidl published their own wish list of British sites.

An official statement on Aldi reads: "Our sustained growth means we are continually expanding our property portfolio to help achieve our ever-growing goals for 2022.

"We have ambitious acquisition and development plans beyond that and are looking to acquire sites that meet the following property criteria for our standard store format."

Open a new supermarket every week

Last year the supermarket had said that they were aiming to open a new supermarket every week for two years as demand for the German supermarket rocketed.

Aldi CEO for UK and Ireland Giles Hurley said: "The reality is that almost 50% of the population of the UK doesn't currently shop with us and they tell us the main reason for that is that they don't have a store near us."

He added: "Over the next two years we're going to invest a further billion pounds in the UK and that shows our intent."

In its latest statement, the supermarket revealed that it was actively looking for suitable sites.

It said: "We prefer to purchase freehold, town centre or edge of centre sites suitable for property development in towns with a population of 15,000 or more.

"We are willing to explore all opportunities including developer led schemes and existing or new retail units.

"Our yield profile is increasingly adding value to developments."

Full list of towns and cities targeted by Aldi

North East England

Barnard CastleBlaydonDurham City - NorthDurham City - South WestGosforthGrangetown / RyhopeHeatonHoughton Le SpringJarrowMiddlesborugh EastNewcastle City WestNorth Shields /TynemouthRytonSouth Shields - EastSouth Shields - SouthSpennymoorStockton WestWest DentonWhitley Bay - North

Yorkshire

Barton Under HumberBessacarrBirchwood, LincolnBolsoverBridghouseCleckheatonDenby DaleDewsburyDriffieldEast DoncasterFullwood/CrooksGleaslessGooleHarrogate - EastHarrogate - SouthHebden BridgeHillsboroughHipperholmeHonleyHorburyIlkleyKnaresboroughMablethorpeMaltonMarket RasenMeadowhallMirfieldNorthalltertonOssettOtleyParsons CrossPenistoneScarborough - NorthScarborough - SouthScunthorpeSouth West BradfordWest ChesterfieldWhitbyYork - South / EastYork - West

Cumbria:

Kendal - SouthKeswickUlverstonWindermere

Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales

BangorCheshire OaksCreweFormbyHolyheadHuytonKirkbyLlandudnoLymmMaghullNewtownNorth ChesterPrescotPwllheliRuncornRuthinShrewsburySouth LiverpoolSouth TelfordWarringtonWidnesWrexham

South Wales:

AberdareBarryCaldicotCardiffChepstowCowbridgeLlanelliLlantrisantMaestegMonmouthMumblesNeathNewportPenarthPontypoolPontypriddPorthcawlPyleSwanseaTenby

South West:

BarnstapleBristolBrixhamBudeCinderfordDawlishExeterExmouthFalmouthHayleHelstonIvybridgeLydneyNewton AbbotPaigntonPenzancePlymouthPlymptonPlymstockSaltashSt IvesTauntonTavistockTeignmouthTivertonTorquayTotnesTruroWellingtonWeston-Super-Mare

East Anglia:

AttleboroughBecclesBungayCambridgeDownhamFramlinghamHarlestonIpswichMarchMildenhallNorth WalshamNorwich (South)SaxmundhamSheringhamSt IvesStowmarketSwaffhamWymondham

Home Counties:

AldershotAmershamBasingstokeBeaconsfieldBerkhamstedBracknellBuckinghamEghamFarnboroughFarnhamHemel HempsteadHigh WycombeLutonMaidenheadMilton KeynesReadingSloughWallingfordWindsorWokingWokingham

South Central:

AbingdonAlcesterAndoverBanburyBathBlandfordBordonBournemouthBradford on AvonBridportCalneCheltenhamChristchurchDevizesDidcotDorchesterEastleighEveshamFerndownFromeGloucesterGosportGreat MalvernHedge EndKidlingtonLymingtonMalmesburyMarlboroughMidsomer NortonNew MiltonNewburyNewportOxfordPershorePoolePortchesterPortsmouthRingwoodRydeSalisburyShaftesburyShanklinSherbourneSouth HaylingSouthamptonStow-on-the-WoldStroudSturminster NewtonSwanageSwindonTenbury WellsThatchamTottonVerwoodWantageWarehamWarminsterWaterloovilleWeymouthWimborneWincantonWinchesterWitneyWootton BassettWorcesterYateYeovil

Sussex:

BexhillBognor RegisBrightonBurgess HillChichesterCrawleyEast GrinsteadEastbourneHailshamHailshamHastingsHaywardsHeathHorshamHoveLittlehamptonMidurstNewhavenPeacehavenPortsladeSeafordShorehamShorehamSt LeonardsUckfieldWorthing

Kent:

AshfordBroadstairsBromleyCanterburyChathamCranbrookDealDoverEbbsfleetFavershamFolkestoneGillinghamGravesendMaidstoneMargateRamsgateRochesterRoyal Tunbridge WellsSidcupSittingbourneTenterden

Surrey:

CaterhamCobhamDorkingFarnhamGodalmingGuildfordHaslemereHorleyLeatherheadOxtedPetersfieldRedhillReigateStainesThames DittonWeybridge

Scotland

Aberdeen (south)BailliestonBattlefieldBlairgowrieCastle DouglasClarkstonDumbartonDunblaneEdinburgh (all areas)FinniestonGlasgow City CentreGovanHelensburghPartickPeeblesSouth AyrStepps/MoodiesburnStonehavenTannochside/Uddingston