Aldi wants to open new store in Thatcham
Aldi has announced it will open 100 new stores across the UK over the next two years, and is targeting Thatcham and Newbury.
The supermarket has pledged to invest £1.3bn by 2023 in a bid to further grow its retail estate, as it continues to push ahead with plans to open an average of one new store a week.
The areas in Berkshire where it is currently looking for sites include both Thatcham and Newbury, where it was announced yesterday it hopes to have an outlet on land between Newbury College and the A339.
Aldi, which has more than 920 stores across the UK, is searching for freehold town centre or edge-of-centre sites suitable for property development.
The supermarket says it is on the lookout for sites that are big enough to accommodate a 20,000 sq ft store and around 100 dedicated parking spaces, preferably on a prominent main road and with good visibility and access.
Aldi UK communications director Richard Thornton said: “We’re continuing to gain even more customers – with over 60 per cent of UK households shopping with Aldi in the last year.
“Our focus is on expanding our store estate, making sure Aldi is accessible to as many of these new shoppers across the country as possible.”
The full list of locations it is targeting in Berkshire: Bracknell, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Slough, Thatcham, Windsor, Wokingham