Aldi is to create another 4,000 jobs and open 100 new stores as part of a £1.3bn investment drive in the UK.
The new jobs are on top of 3,000 permanent roles the discount supermarket chain has created this year after grocery sales surged during the coronavirus pandemic, while many other businesses have laid off staff.
The German retailer is targeting 1,200 stores in the UK by 2025. Aldi is Britain’s fifth-largest grocer with 894 stores and more than 36,000 staff. It is also upgrading more than 100 existing shops, as well as expanding its warehouses.
Aldi, which does not offer a full-scale delivery service, launched a click and collect service last week. It is also trialling a rapid delivery service with Deliveroo.
Morrisons and Tesco have reintroduced limits on some essentials such as toilet roll and soap in recent days to