The new Aldi store at Westwood will open at 8am on Thursday 24th November.
The store will be run by manager Thomas Drury, along with a team of 36 colleagues from the community.
In a welcome boost to the regional economy, Aldi has recruited 15 new members of staff for the Westwood store. Applications and more information on all of Aldi’s store positions can be found here.
Aldi’s legendary Special buys will also be available in the middle aisle every Thursday and Sunday.
As Aldi has been fuelling Team GB with food since 2015 through monthly vouchers, Thomas Drury and his team will be joined by Team GB Bronze medallist Grace Balsdon to celebrate the store opening with the cutting of the all-important ribbon. Grace will also give away complimentary bags of fresh fruit and vegetables from Aldi’s Super 6 range to the first 30 customers in the queue.
Thomas said: “We can’t wait to open the doors to the new store in Westwood. It’s set to be a special day and having Olympic hero Grace Balsdon join us will make it a morning to remember.”
Hockey star Grace Balsdon added: “I’m so excited to be opening Aldi’s new store; it will be great to chat to customers and a lovely way for me to thank Aldi for its support of Team GB.”
The store is calling on local charities and food banks to register with Neighbourly, a community engagement platform that links businesses to charitable organisations in the local community.
Local charities that register will be able to collect surplus food and perishable products, such as fruit, vegetables and baked goods, up to seven days a week. Any charities in the area that would like to partner up with the new Aldi store should email email@example.com.
The store is at Westwood Gateway Retail Park in the former Sports Direct, Maplin and Bathstore unit.