Aldi Invests $26 Million in Scotland Expansion
UNITED KINGDOM - With a track record as successful as Aldi’s, it is worth noting how the retailer chooses to invest in expansion. Most recently, Aldi announced plans for a significant expansion in the United Kingdom, investing roughly $26 million (£20 million) in order to open four new locations.
“As we look forward to 2021, our commitment to investment and expansion in Scotland continues, and we are excited to be opening a further four Aldi stores next year, and of course reaching our significant 100 store milestone,” Richard Holloway, Regional Managing Director for Scotland, said.
According to U.K. news source edinburghlive, the new stores will bring 600 jobs to Scotland. Shoppers in the markets will also have access to Aldi’s recently announced Click and Collect service.
"While our focus very much remains in brick-and-mortar shopping, the launch of our Click and Collect service in Scotland is perhaps one of our most significant initiatives yet, expanding our existing eCommerce business to bring our full range of groceries online for the first time,” Holloway continued.
In addition to its significant investment in these new stores, Aldi will be revamping seven of its locations as it expands its Project Fresh initiative—an initiative that spotlights extra space for fresh produce at retail.
Are these strategic moves precursors to an Aldi expansion in the States? Keep checking in with ANUK as we bring you the latest.