German supermarket chain, Aldi, has revealed it is exploring sites across Cheshire and the North-west as part of ongoing expansion plans in the region.
The chain, which has 900 stores in the UK, is planning to continue its expansion with an additional 50 stores in the region, and has begun the search for suitable locations in areas including Wilmslow, Handforth and Macclesfield.
The supermarket is looking to open new stores in freehold town-centre or edge-of-centre sites across the region to fuel its expansion. Locally, the chain already has branches in Knutsford, Poynton, Buxton, Macclesfield and two stores in Congleton.
Suitable sites for the chain will be approximately 1.5 acres with room for a 20,000 sq ft store and around 100 parking spaces, ideally located on a main road to ensure access and visibility.
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.”