DISCOUNT retail chain Aldi is looking at opening a new store in Ormskirk after announcing that it will open 100 new stores across the UK over the next two years.
Aldi already has stores in Ormskirk town centre, Burscough and Skelmersdale but is looking to open another as part of its nationwide expansion plans.
The discount grocer, which now has more than 920 stores across the UK, is searching for freehold town-centre or edge-of-centre sites suitable for property development.
The supermarket has pledged to invest £1.3 billion by 2023 in a bid to further grow its retail estate, as it continues to push ahead with plans to open an average of one new store a week.
The company says it is on the lookout for sites that are big enough to accommodate a 20,000 square foot store and around 100 dedicated parking spaces, preferably on a prominent main road and with good visibility and access.
Additionally, Aldi will also be investing in the development of new and expanded distribution centres.
Richard Thornton, communications director at Aldi UK, said: “We’re continuing to gain even more customers - with over 60% of UK households shopping with Aldi in the last year.
“Our focus is on expanding our store estate, making sure Aldi is accessible to as many of these new shoppers across the country as possible. Looking ahead, we are excited to provide millions of new customers with access to Aldi’s award-winning quality and unbeatable value as we create even more places and more ways to shop with us.”