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Aldi celebrates 100th store with £6000 prize giveaway


By Gavin Musgrove

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One of the 100... the Aldi store in Aviemore.
One of the 100... the Aldi store in Aviemore.

Aldi will has reached a huge milestone today with the opening of its 100th store in Scotland.

The grand opening took place in Edinburgh’s Hermiston Gait Retail Park at 8am.

To thank its customers for their ongoing support, the supermarket is giving out prizes worth a total of £6,000 across all its Scottish stores from today.

The first 1,000 customers in each Scottish store – including at Aviemore Retail Park – that spend £25 and over will be eligible for a scratch card, with various prizes up for grabs including two vouchers worth £1,000 each.

Aldi opened its first Scottish store in Kilmarnock in 1994, and has since expanded operations significantly in Scotland, employing nearly 4,000 people across the country, with the plan to increase their workforce by nearly 400 by 2023.

Bosses have said the growth does not stop there as Aldi is constantly looking for new site locations and on upgrading and extending their existing stores.

Richard Holloway, Regional Managing Director Aldi Scotland said: “Reaching 100 Scottish stores is a huge achievement and one that really is a team effort.

"We would not be here if it wasn’t for the hard work and dedication of all our Aldi staff and I want to thank them for their continued commitment over the years.

“We could never have imagined 27 years ago when we opened our first store in Kilmarnock that our customers would take us into their hearts and homes in the way they have.”

To celebrate this milestone further, Aldi is issuing reusable plastic water bottles to all staff in order to be more sustainably responsible. Aldi has committed to halving its plastic footprint by 2025.

Aldi is also committed to helping local communities through initiatives like the Scottish Sports Fund, which has now donated nearly £300,000 to over 500 Scottish sports club since its inception in 2016 and the Neighbourly partnership, which intends to donate 10 million meals, to those who need it most, in 2021.


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