EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom


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: 30-11-2004
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Foreseen End Date: 01-12-2009
Planned Job Creation: 1300

Additional Information

ALDI the discount food retailer already has 278 outlets in the UK, and wants to expand to 450 shops within five years part of a £500 million expansion drive. It would then be employing an extra 1,300 people, taking its UK workforce to 4,300. The German chain, the ninth-largest retailer in Europe by sales volume, believes it can eventually build a network of 1,500 shops.