The discount retailer Aldi has said that they want to open 500 more stores to meet the “huge demand” as shoppers are switching supermarkets to find cheaper prices amid the cost of living crisis.
Aldi has opened their 1,000th store in Surrey and have a goal of opening 1,200 by the end of 2025.
Giles Hurley, the chief executive of Aldi UK and Ireland, said: “Our popularity is growing, and there is huge demand for people to have an Aldi store near to them to increase shoppers’ access to our unbeatable prices.
“The next phase of our expansion will involve another 500 new stores over the coming years.
“It is a long-term target and is not a ceiling to our ambition to have an Aldi store close to everyone in the UK.”