Retailer’s store bid in Weighton
A popular supermarket chain is hoping to open a new store in Market Weighton as part of an expansion plan for East Yorkshire.
Aldi, which currently has more than 880 stores across the UK, has identified several new locations in the area where it is looking for freehold town-centre or edge-of-centre sites suitable for development.
The possible expansion would see new jobs created in the town.
Along with plans to operate a store in Market Weighton the company looking at possible sites in Goole, Driffield and Hornsea.
Aldi said 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.
The UK’s fifth largest supermarket has been on an expansion drive in recent years as it targets having 1,200 stores open by 2025.
Ciaran Aldridge, National Property Director at Aldi UK, said: “Aldi is growing rapidly and we are welcoming around a million new customers into our stores every year.
“But there are also hundreds of towns across the UK where there is not an Aldi, meaning there are hundreds of thousands of people who can’t easily access the high quality, affordable food our customers love.
“We are willing to explore all opportunities, including developer-led schemes or existing retail units.”
The nearest Aldi stores in the area are currently at Pocklington and Beverley.