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Exactly where Aldi plans to open 2 new stores in South London

Aldi is looking for new stores in South London, it has been announced.

The cheap supermarket giant already has over 880 stores across the UK.

And now, he is looking for free city center or suburban sites suitable for development in Bromley and Sidcup in Bexley.

Currently, the nearest Aldi store in both Bromley and Sidcup is located between 3.7 and 4.8 miles away in Swanley, Kent. There is also a shop near Crayford.

But the supermarket says that every new site in South London should be around 1.5 acres, capable of hosting a 20,000-square-foot store with around 100 parking spaces.

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They will ideally be based on “a prominent main road with good visibility and access,” said the supermarket.

Numerous new measurements have been implemented in Aldi stores across the country to protect staff and buyers during the coronavrius crisis.

These include perspex protective screens on checkouts and a traffic light system to check the number of customers within the store at any time.



The screens in Aldi stores create a shield between staff and customers
The screens in Aldi stores create a shield between staff and customers

Aldi’s website states that the busiest time to shop in stores is “the first thing in the morning”.

The shops are “fairly crowded” from 8 to 10, “more crowded” in the late morning, “quieter” from noon to mid-afternoon and “quieter” from 19 to 22, according to the supermarket.

Aldi is the UK’s fifth largest supermarket and has been expanding in recent years, with the hope of opening 1,200 stores by 2025.

Ciaran Aldridge, National Property Director of Aldi UK, said: “Aldi is growing rapidly and we welcome around one million new customers to our stores every year.

“But there are also hundreds of cities across the UK where there is no Aldi, which means that there are hundreds of thousands of people who cannot easily access the high quality and affordable food that our customers love.

“We are willing to explore all opportunities, including developer-led schemes or existing sales units.”

Since June 15, non-essential stores have been able to reopen.

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It is currently not the law to wear a mask while shopping, but SSN officials and others like Sadiq Khan recommend doing so.

Here are 11 more tips for shopping safely in supermarkets.

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