Aldi, the supermarket, has pledged to invest £1.3 billion over the next two years in a bid to further accelerate its share of the UK grocery market, creating 2,000 new jobs.
It will also open a new 1.3 million sq ft logistics site in Leicestershire and grow its retail estate with 100 new stores across the UK.
The new comes as Aldi revealed sales in the UK and Ireland had grown 10.2% to a record £13.5 billion in the year to 31 December 2020 (2019: £12.3 billion). Pre-tax profit however declined 2.5% to £264.8 million.
Giles Hurley, Chief Executive Officer for Aldi UK and Ireland, said: “Whilst 2020 was an extremely challenging year, our 41,000 colleagues stepped up when it mattered most – their dedication to the communities they serve has been nothing short of remarkable.
“As well as delivering record sales, we continued to invest for growth, deploying over £600m in stores and distribution centres across the UK. This helped to create thousands of much-needed jobs and support for British farmers and manufacturers.”