Aldi reaches store milestone in Scotland

Aldi has opened its 100th store in Scotland today (25 November) in Hermiston Gait Retail Park, Edinburgh.

The supermarket is giving out prizes worth £6,000 across all its Scottish stores from 25 November to thank customers for their support. The first 1,000 customers in each Scottish store that spend £25 and over will be eligible for a scratchcard, with various prizes up for grabs, including two vouchers worth £1,000 each.

Aldi opened its first Scottish store in Kilmarnock in 1994, and now employs nearly 4,000 people across the country, with the plan to increase their workforce by nearly 400 by 2023.

In addition, the supermarket is working with 90 Scottish suppliers and stocking more than 450 Scottish products, with a target of reaching 500 within 2 years.

Richard Holloway, Regional Managing Director Aldi Scotland, said: “Reaching 100 Scottish stores is a huge achievement and one that really is a team effort. We would not be here if it wasn’t for the hard work and dedication of all our Aldi staff and I want to thank them for their continued commitment over the years.

“We could never have imagined 27 years ago when we opened our first store in Kilmarnock that our customers would take us into their hearts and homes in the way they have.”

Graham Nicolson, Group Buying Director Aldi Scotland, added: “We are so lucky to work with the most talented suppliers that Scotland has to offer to allow us to bring the very best of Scotland’s larder to our customers and I want to thank them for working in partnership with us so we can offer top quality, award-winning products at everyday amazing value. We are always looking at opportunities to expand our supplier base and are proud to say 30% of our range is now locally sourced in Scotland.”