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Supermarket eyes up Bucks towns for expansion

Aldi wants to open new shops in five town here, as part of a huge expansion place

Published by Dan Gooding at 5:45am 2nd July 2020. 2-minute read.

Supermarket eyes up Bucks towns for expansion

Aldi wants to have 1,200 stores by 2025 and five Buckinghamshire towns are on a list of expansion possibilities.

Wycombe, Milton Keynes, Amersham, Buckingham and Beaconsfield are all places the supermarket wants to expand.

They're now looking for possible places to build.

Aldi, which currently has more than 880 stores across the UK, has identified five new locations where it is looking for freehold town-centre or edge-of-centre sites suitable for development.

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It says 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.  

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."

There are already two stores in Wycombe, one in Buckingham and three in MK.

Aylesbury also has two Aldi stores.

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