Aldi to expand workforce by 6,000 following strong winter

Aldi UK, the British arm of the low-cost German supermarket chain, said that it is looking to expand its workforce by 6,000 following a strong holiday season.

In a statement published on its website, the company said that it is set to open new stores in towns and cities including Norwich and Newcastle, with new locations in Huddersfield and Shrewsbury opening their doors within a month.

Aldi also said that it is recruiting for 450 jobs across its 11 Regional Distribution Centres.

In total, Aldi operates more than 990 stores and employs around 40,000 people. It overtook Morrison’s in 2022 to become the UK’s fourth-largest supermarket chain.

Aldi and fellow discount grocer Lidl have benefitted from the UK’s ongoing cost-of-living crisis, with many shoppers turning away from the established bigger names in pursuit of better value. Both companies reported double-digit sales growth for the Christmas period.

Giles Hurley, chief executive officer of Aldi UK, said: “Demand for Aldi has never been higher as more and more people realise they can make significant savings on every shop without compromising on quality. It’s more important than ever that we are making it even easier for more people to shop with us – including by opening dozens of new stores.

“Our success is dependent on the amazing work that colleagues do, day in and day out, and we’re looking forward to welcoming thousands more colleagues to Team Aldi throughout 2023.”

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