Aldi hopes to open 14 new stores in Dorset

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Aldi has more than 10,000 stores in 20 countries, of which 880 are in the UK.

The German supermarket hopes to open 1,200 new stores in the UK by 2025, of which 14 will be in Dorset.

The low-cost brand is targeting sites in various towns throughout the county, including Bournemouth, Christchurch, Dorchester, Poole, Swanage and Weymouth.

As part of their plans, Aldi stated that each new retail location will be a 1.5-acre site, will accommodate a 20,000 ft store and roughly 100 parking spaces.

Aldi is currently the fifth-largest supermarket in the UK and has strong competition from their sister brand, Lidl. The supermarket chain is hoping to pick prominent main road locations that area highly visible and easy to access.

The full list of locations targeted by Aldi includes:

  • Blandford
  • Bournemouth
  • Bridport
  • Christchurch
  • Dorchester
  • Ferndown
  • Poole
  • Shaftesbury
  • Sturminster Newton
  • Swanage
  • Verwood
  • Wareham
  • Weymouth

Aldi is growing rapidly and we are welcoming around a million new customers into our stores every year.

But there are also hundreds of towns across the UK where there is not an Aldi.

We are willing to explore all opportunities, including developer-led schemes or existing retail units.

Ciaran Aldridge, National Property Director, Aldi
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