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Aldi looks to expand in Suffolk as German supermarket eyes up sites in Felixstowe, Saxmundham, and Sudbury




A German supermarket chain is eyeing up locations in three Suffolk towns as it continues its expansion across the country.

Aldi is looking to open new stores in Felixstowe, Saxmundham, and Sudbury as part of its plans to open 100 new outlets across the UK within the next two years.

The supermarket chain, which will soon open one new store a week on average, already has 920 shops in the country, including ones in Newmarket, Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill, Ipswich, and Lowestoft.

Aldi is looking to open new stores in Felixstowe, Saxmundham, and Sudbury as part of its plans to open 100 new outlets across the UK within the next two years. Pictured is its Stowmarket store.
Aldi is looking to open new stores in Felixstowe, Saxmundham, and Sudbury as part of its plans to open 100 new outlets across the UK within the next two years. Pictured is its Stowmarket store.

Richard Thornton, communications director at the firm, said more than 60 per cent of households shopped at Aldi within the last year.

"Our focus is on expanding our store estate, making sure Aldi is accessible to as many of these new shoppers across the country as possible," he said.

Sudbury already has an Aldi supermarket, and with the company on the look out for new land in the town it could mean it gets a second outlet or a larger store.

As part of its plans in Suffolk, the supermarket chain said it needed sites which were big enough to accommodate a 20,000 sq ft store and around 100 parking spaces, preferably on a prominent main road and with good visibility and access.

The expansion plans are part of a £1.3 billion push to expand its commercial footprint in the country, proposals which will see it create more than 2,000 new British jobs.

The chain is now Britain's fifth-biggest supermarket group, and has an eight per cent market share. The retailer said last month in 2020 sales rose by 10.2 per cent to a record £13.5bn.

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