July 29 (Reuters) – Aldi, the fifth largest supermarket group in the UK, will create 1,200 additional jobs this year in the UK, which will increase the total new jobs in the UK to 4,000 for this year, the company said on Wednesday.
Aldi, who has more than 890 stores and employs around 35,000 people across the UK, said in a statement via email that they were opening new stores Sandhurst, Bristol and Edinburgh.
Additional work is a rare occurrence in this sector, which was declared hard hit by a coronavirus outbreak due to government restrictions on movement as well as consumer concerns about large public gatherings.
Unlike the country’s four big traders – industry leaders Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda and Morrisons – Aldi and rival Lidl GB continue to open new stores, pushing up market share.
In 2025, Aldi targets to have 1,200 stores in the United Kingdom.
Germany’s discount supermarket Lidl said earlier this month that it plans to open more than 25 new stores in the next six months, creating 1,000 jobs.
Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Dan Grebler
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