BARGAIN supermarket Aldi is opening seven new “Local” stores across London next Thursday (June 28).
This will see the launch of a brand new store in a former Waitrose in Camden, while six existing Aldi stores will be changed to Local stores.
2 The seven new stores are spread across London’s zone 2, close to the M25.
They include Aldi’s smallest store in the UK, at around 5,000 sq ft, in Archway. Plus branches in Kilburn, Tooting, Kingston, Romford and Eastcote.
Aldi Local made its debut in April with a new store in Balham of 6,000 sq ft, about half the supermarket’s typical size.
The new name aims to help shoppers distinguish between smaller city stores in London and the conventional-sized supermarkets.
These new stores will have chilled food to go and “food for tonight” bays near the entrance, along with a fresh bakery section.
2 The smaller stores stock a slimmed-down range, with 1,500 products instead of 1,800.Credit: Getty – Contributor
Bigger pack sizes will be absent, making the range of groceries on offer better suited to the absence of a car park – although none of the six stores being changed had car parks to begin with.
There will be no general merchandise either such as homeware, electrical products and garden items.
This will be a disappointment for Romford shoppers though, as this was the only one of the six stores being rebranded that did have a popular middle aisle stocked with bargains.