EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Scotland
Location of affected unit(s): various locations


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: 34000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 02-01-2020
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 02-01-2020
Planned Job Creation: 200

Additional Information

Aldi, the Germany-owned discount supermarket chain, has announced that it will create 200 new jobs in Scotland in 2020. The business expansion includes the opening of five new shops and a new specialised storage facility. A representative of the company has said that the new facility will be in exploitation by the end of April, which will support the company’s expansion in Scotland. The new shops will be located in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Livingston, Haddington, Stewarton and Bathgate. 

Aldi opened its first shop in Scotland 25 years ago.