These are the 12 areas in Lancashire where Aldi wants to open new stores
Aldi is on the lookout for new store locations in Lancashire - and it is considering 12 areas in particular for its county-wide expansion.
The UK’s fifth largest supermarket has been on an expansion drive in recent years as it seeks to reach 1,200 stores by 2025.
And the budget supermarket said it is eyeing up new stores in Preston, Penwortham, Blackpool, Lytham, Burnley and Lancaster, among other Lancashire locations.
Aldi, which currently has more than 880 stores across the UK, has identified 12 new locations where it is looking for town-centre or edge-of-centre sites that might be suitable for development.
It says each site should be around 1.5 acres and able to accommodate a 20,000 sq ft store with around 100 parking spaces, ideally on a prominent main road and with good visibility and access.
Ciaran Aldridge, national property director at Aldi UK, said: “Aldi is growing rapidly and we are welcoming around a million new customers into our stores every year.
“But there are also hundreds of towns across the UK where there is not an Aldi, meaning there are hundreds of thousands of people who can’t easily access the high quality, affordable food our customers love.
“We are willing to explore all opportunities, including developer-led schemes or existing retail units.”
The full list of areas in Lancashire that might get a new Aldi are: