Aldi plan to open six new stores in Scotland in 2020

The discount supermarket chain will open two stores in Glasgow and one in Edinburgh.

Aldi has announced plans to open a further six stores in Scotland this year as it continues its expansion across the UK.

Two of the new stores will be in Glasgow, on Crown Street in the Gorbals and Gallowgate in Parkhead, with one opening on Commercial Street in Edinburgh.

The others will be based on Rigg Street in Stewarton, Houstoun Road in Livingston, and Gateside Commercial Park in Haddington.

Meanwhile, the discount supermarket’s new £25m storage and chill facility in Bathgate is expected to be fully operational by the end of April.

The new facility and stores will create an estimated 200 jobs – taking the total number of staff employed by the retailer in Scotland to 2,800 by the end of 2020.

Richard Holloway, Aldi’s regional managing director for Scotland, said: “This is an exciting time for Aldi as we look ahead to 2020 and plan for the next 25 years in Scotland.

“Our new state-of-the-art storage and chill facility will be fully operational by the end of April, which will aid our expansion across Scotland while allowing us to increase the range of Scottish products available on our shelves.

“For several years Aldi has led the way with local sourcing, and we see Scotland as a key area of growth for the business.

“We’re proud to have reached our ambition to stock over 450 Scottish products significantly ahead of our target of the end of 2020, and we will continue to work in partnership with our local suppliers to increase this to over 500 locally-sourced products in the next two years.”

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