Aldi targeting Chesham and Aylesbury for new stores

Aldi is looking for new sites to open supermarkets in Chesham and Aylesbury as part of broader plans for expansion in Buckinghamshire.

Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 9:55 am
Updated Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 9:57 am
Aldi targeting Chesham and Aylesbury for new stores

Aldi already has 900 supermarkets in the UK - making it the fifth largest supermarket chain - but is on the lookout for more town centre or edge-of-centre sites. It hopes to open five new stores in Bucks and is also looking at Amersham, Beaconsfield, Buckingham and Milton Keynes.

John Richardson, Regional Managing Director for Aldi, said: “Aldi is growing rapidly, and we are welcoming around a million new customers into our stores every year. In addition to the extra choice we give our customers, new stores use local suppliers and help the local economy with 50-60

new jobs.

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“We would like to open stores in Chesham and Aylesbury in the coming year and are willing to explore all opportunities, including developer-led schemes, existing retail units and vacant sites.”

Aldi are looking for sites that are around 1.7 acres and able to accommodate a 20,000 sq ft store and 100 parking spaces. Ideally, they should be on a prominent main road and with good visibility and access.

People are invited to call Cormac McNab of Stripe Street, Aldi’s agent for the region, on 020 7112 7570 or email him at [email protected] if they would like to suggest a site.