Seven Yorkshire locations are on Aldi’s wish list of new store sites and the supermarket giant is offering a “finder’s fee” for anyone who can help unearth suitable sites.

Aldi, the UK’s fifth largest supermarket, has been rapidly expanding in recent years and grown its market share to a record 9 per cent. There are more than 960 stores across the UK already but the German discounter is currently looking for freehold town centre or edge-of-town sites of around 1.5 acres to increase that number.

Sites have to fit a 20,000 square foot store with around 100 parking spaces and are ideally near a main road with good visibility and access. The supermarket is offering a “finder’s fee” for people who successfully recommend a site – including members of the public – of either 1.5 per cent of the freehold price or 10 per cent of the first year’s rent for leasehold sites.

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Aldi UK national property director George Brown said: “By opening more Aldi stores, we can provide affordable, high-quality food to even more people. But despite our growth in recent years, some people still don’t have access to a local store, which is why it is our mission to continue on with our ambitious growth plans and change that.

“Our finder’s fee is available to anyone who can find Aldi an appropriate property so we’d encourage people to share any suitable suggestions and get it touch.”

The list of areas Aldi is targeting for new stores in Yorkshire include:

  • Harrogate
  • Meadowhall
  • North Leeds
  • Ossett
  • Otley
  • Scarborough
  • York

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