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Aldi to create 4,000 jobs with 100 new UK stores before end of 2021

The British arm of Aldi has announced plans to open 100 new stores and create 4,000 jobs before the end of next year.

Aldi will be opening the new stores as part of its long-term target to increase its UK locations from 900 to 1,200.

The new stores will create 4,000 jobs, on top of 3,00 already created this year.

The company is also planning more than 100 store upgrades, bringing its total investment in the expansion to £1.3bn.

Aldi reported a 49 per cent increase in operating profit for 2019, jumping to £291.2m, on total sales up 8 per cent to £12.3bn.

Throughout the pandemic, Aldi has also increased its home delivery service to match a rising demand.

Chief executive Giles Hurley said Aldi was committed to keeping its prices low.

He commented: “With the UK’s economic outlook increasingly uncertain, families are more concerned about their grocery bills than ever.”

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