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Aldi wants to open 27 new stores – check if one could be opened near you

Aldi has revealed the 27 locations where it hopes to open new supermarkets in the coming years.

Last month, the budget supermarket asked the country to suggest areas they think need new Aldi stores. After reviewing thousands of requests, it has released a list of sites it is targeting.

Aldi has opened many new stores in recent years, with the aim of reaching a total of 1,500 shop across the UK.

Here’s where Aldi wants to open new stores:

  • Woodford, London
  • Surbiton, London
  • South Croydon, London
  • Notting Hill, London
  • Walthamstow, London,
  • Beckenham, London
  • Bromley, London
  • Barnet, London
  • Redhill, Surrey,
  • Aldershot, Hampshire
  • Haywards Heath, West Sussex,
  • Burgess Hill, West Sussex
  • Chatham, Kent
  • Cheadle, Greater Manchester
  • Chorlton, Manchester
  • Formby, Liverpool
  • Newark, Nottinghamshire
  • Chesterfield, Derbyshire
  • Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
  • Rayleigh, Essex
  • Dorchester, Dorset
  • Clarkston, Scotland
  • Cathcart, Scotland
  • Penzance, Cornwall
  • Warwick, Warwickshire
  • Bath, Somerset

It doesn’t mean Aldi will definitely open shops in these places – it’s more of a wish list.

How to save money on groceries

If there’s no budget supermarket near you or you’re struggling to afford groceries, there are ways to cut your food bill and other help is available.

Easy money-saving hacks

Buying frozen vegetables tends to be cheaper than opting for fresh. Frozen veg keeps for longer, and can be just as nutritious.  

You could try eating meatless dinners once or twice a week – meat is expensive, especially if you’ve got a big family. Try replacing it with cheap vegetable proteins, like beans, peas and lentils.

Opting for own-brands instead of big-name products could also save you money.

Discounted food apps

There are various food apps that sell leftover produce at rock-bottom prices, or even let them go for free. Too Good to Go sells unsold fresh food for about a third of its original cost. And Olio lets you collect food given by shops and cafes for free.

Find your local food bank

If money is an issue, you may be able to get help from a food bank. You’ll need to be referred by someone like a GP or a school staff member.

You can ask the Trussell Trust for contact details of your local food bank. They’ll be able to tell you who can refer you in your area.

Household support fund

If you’re struggling due to the cost-of-living crisis, you could apply for help from the Household Support Fund. This government-funded scheme offers financial help to vulnerable households through local councils.

Need money advice?

Our free and impartial advice is here to help you tackle your money troubles.

We can suggest grants you may be able to apply for and make sure you’re getting all the benefits you’re entitled to.

You can also use our free budgeting tool to help you manage your money.

If you’re in arrears, we can advise you on debt solutions These can reduce your monthly payments and even write off some of what you owe. Some solutions are free, others have a fee.

Connie Enzler

Connie is a multimedia money-wellness-in-work expert, with a master's in multimedia journalism and over five years' experience as a digital writer and podcast creator. Connie is committed to making debt and personal finance information accessible to all.

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