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Aldi reveals areas of Cambridge where it wants to open new stores - and offers finder’s fee for those who help find sites

Aldi wants to open more supermarkets in Cambridgeshire - particularly in Chesterton or the south of Cambridge - and is offering a finder’s fee for anyone who helps it locate a suitable site.

The budget chain, which already has stores in the city in Newmarket Road and Histon Road, is on a “rapid expansion drive”.

An Aldi store (57611369)
An Aldi store (57611369)

Members of the public can secure a finder’s fee by recommending a site, and will earn either 1.5 per cent of the freehold price or 10 per cent of the first year’s rent for leasehold sites.

Aldi, the country’s fifth largest supermarket business, is ideally seeking freehold town centre or edge-of-town sites that are around 1.5 acres in size and capable of accommodating a 20,000 sq foot store with around 100 parking spaces.

It favours sites near a main road, with good visibility and access.

George Brown, national property director at Aldi UK, said: “By opening more Aldi stores, we can provide affordable, high-quality food to even more people.

“But despite our growth in recent years, some people still don’t have access to a local store, which is why it is our mission to continue on with our ambitious plans and change that.

“Our finder’s fee is available to anyone who can find Aldi an appropriate site so we’d encourage people to share any suitable suggestions and get it touch.”

Aldi has identified the following areas of the country where it wants to open new stores:

  • Aldershot
  • Allestree
  • Barry
  • Basildon
  • Bath
  • Birmingham
  • Bonnyrigg
  • Brentwood
  • Cambridge South
  • Cathcart
  • Cheadle
  • Chepstow
  • Chesterfield
  • Chesterton
  • Clarkston
  • Coventry
  • Crawley
  • Dorchester
  • Drylaw, Edinburgh
  • Formby
  • Gerrards Cross/Chalfont St Peter
  • Guildford
  • Harrogate
  • Ladysmill, Falkirk
  • Leicester Fosse Park
  • Lightwood, Stoke on Trent
  • Liverpool
  • Meadowhall
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • North Leeds
  • Ossett
  • Otley
  • Oxford
  • Penwortham
  • Plymstock
  • Rayleigh
  • Runcorn
  • Saltash
  • Scarborough
  • Slough
  • South Normanton
  • St Albans
  • Sunderland
  • Torquay
  • Tunbridge Wells
  • Upton
  • Warrington
  • Warwick
  • Wellingborough
  • West Didsbury
  • Wigan
  • Wilmslow
  • Wombourne
  • Worthing
  • York

Visit https://www.aldi.co.uk/about-aldi/property/required-towns to find out more or email info.nationalproperty@aldi.co.uk.

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