DISCOUNT supermarket giant Aldi has revealed it wants to build a new store in Pershore as part of its continued expansion plans.
The UK’s fifth largest supermarket has been on an expansion drive in recent years and has ear-marked 10 proposed areas of Worcestershire for new stores.
As well as opening its doors in Pershore, Aldi chiefs have suggested a third store in Evesham is on the cards.
The supermarket has a store on the Sinclair Retail Park and despite closing its Swan Lane store in April the German giant wishes to make a swift return.
Speaking after the closure of the town centre store was announced earlier this year a spokesman said: “The site is no longer suitable for our long-term requirements.
“We’d like to assure you that Aldi remains committed to serving the people of Evesham and we hope that current customers continue to shop with us at our new store at Sinclair Retail Park.”
Aldi currently has more than 900 stores across the UK and is looking for freehold town-centre or edge-of-centre sites suitable for development of a 20,000 sq.ft store with around 100 parking spaces, ideally on a prominent main road.
The UK’s bargain supermarket champion currently opens around one new store a week on average to meet demand from new customers.
Ciaran Aldridge, national property director at Aldi UK, said: “We have been investing in Britain for more than 30 years now, but we know that there are still areas that either do not have an Aldi at all, or that need another store to meet customer demand.
“Shoppers are increasingly looking to get unbeatable prices on their weekly shop without compromising on quality. That’s why, more so than ever, we’re keen to explore all opportunities to open new stores across the country.”
The supermarket giant is also looking to open stores in Hagley, Kidderminster, Redditch, Stourport-on-Severn, Great Malvern and Tenbury Wells.
It also hopes to add to its three sites in Worcester and its two stores in Bromsgrove.