Supermarket chain Aldi wants to open new stores in Lincolnshire and has revealed 11 locations it is targeting, including two in the Lincoln area.
The UK’s fifth largest supermarket, which has more than 880 stores, has been on an expansion drive in recent years as it targets having 1,200 stores open by 2025.
It wants to open new stores in Scunthorpe and Lincoln and is also looking at other locations in the county.
It has identified several new locations in Lincolnshire where it is looking for freehold town centre or edge of centre sites suitable for development.
Aldi currently has two stores in Lincoln, as well as other branches in different areas of the county, including in Sleaford and Gainsborough. It is now targeting the following locations in Lincolnshire:
- New Boultham, Lincoln
- Market Rasen
- Holbeach Clough
Aldi said each site should be around 1.5 acres and able to accommodate a 20,000 square foot store with around 100 parking spaces
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.”