Extended store set to reopen with new jobs

Aldi on Morecambe Road.
Aldi on Morecambe Road.

New jobs have been created at a Lancaster supermarket which re-opened after an extension on Thursday.

Four staff have been added to the team at Aldi’s Morecambe Road store.

Over the last four months, the branch has slowly grown in size and has been extended to include an extra 200 square metres of retail space.

Aldi area manager Charlotta Kjaedegaard said: “To meet increased customer demand, we took the decision to extend our Lancaster store so we can now offer customers more choice of products.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming customers back into the new-look store.

“We’re sure they will be happy with the results.”

Shoppers can get their first glimpse of the new addition from 8am today. The store, one of several to be opened or made bigger by the chain across the region this year, will now stock around 1,350 product lines and include 54 car parking spaces.

Aldi opened the Lancaster branch in 1996.

In October, the chain marked a major milestone when it opened its 500th UK store in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.