Aldi is looking for a place to open a new store Rugby as they look to open 11 new shops in Warwickshire

They would prefer a spot in or very close to the town centre

Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 12:08 pm

Aldi is on the hunt for a spot in Rugby as they look to open a third store somewhere in the town.

The supermarket chain already has branches in Brownsover and Hillmorton - but a spokesperson told the Advertiser they are searching for a site which is 1.5 acres and able to accommodate a 20,000 sq ft store with around 110 parking spaces.

They added that this would ideally be on a prominent main road and with good visibility and access.

A typical Aldi store. Image courtesy of Aldi.
A typical Aldi store. Image courtesy of Aldi.

The supermarket chain said they would prefer a spot in or near to the town centre - although their space requirements make that sound like a rather ambitious plan.

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 full list of locations it is targeting in Warwickshire are:

Atherstone

Coventry

Kenilworth

Leamington Spa

Nuneaton

Rugby

Southam

Stratford -upon-Avon

Warwick

Alcester

Shipston on Stour