EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan; East Wales; Wales
Location of affected unit(s): Wentloog


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating
Number Employed: 3000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 05-11-2004
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 300

Additional Information

German discount retailer Aldi confirmed it is creating nearly 300 jobs in South Wales. The supermarket chain is investing in a new £30 million office and distribution headquarters for Wales and the west of England as it continues its aggressive expansion strategy in the UK. The company is to build a 340,000 square feet centre at Capital Business Park, sandwiched between Cardiff and Newport in Wentloog.