Aldi announces £90m UK refurbishment scheme

Aldi has announced that over 30 of its UK stores will undergo refurbishments as part of an investment of over £90 million.

The discount supermarket said it will roll out sustainable features across the stores, including energy efficient technology, which will involve installing doors on fridges to reduce energy use and using natural refrigerants to reduce carbon emissions.

Other improvements include updated signage, and redesigning store layouts.

Stores in Norwich, Bristol and Hounslow are some of the stores Aldi plans to upgrade.

“Aldi attracted more new customers than any other grocery retailer in the last 12 months, and we want to continue to offer the best possible in-store experience for our shoppers,” said Jonathan Neale, managing director of national real estate at Aldi UK.

He went on to say that finding ways to reduce environmental impact as Aldi continues to grow its store estate is a “vital” part of the investment.

Last month, Aldi lowered prices on over 45 fruit and vegetable products with an average price cut of 11 per cent.

The discount supermarket chain said the move represents a £34 million investment.

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