Aldi opens once again af­ter store gets makeover

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IT’S all change when the re­vamped Aldi in Tewkes­bury throws open its doors to­day.

The dis­count su­per­mar­ket has been closed for re­fur­bish­ment .

The Ger­man-owned com­pany boasts of a more cus­tomer-fo­cused lay­out with wider aisles at the new-look store, which has ben­e­fited from the com­pany’s £300m in­vest­ment pro­gramme in the UK.

It’s al­ways dis­ori­en­tat­ing when su­per­mar­ket change their lay­outs, and Aldi has pro­vided a handy guide to where its prod­ucts are in the Glouces­ter Road shop.

Aldi said there is more space for fresh Bri­tish meat and fish and a new Food to Go sec­tion near the en­trance to the shop.

The famed mid­dle aisle, where there is an eclec­tic mix of bar­gain prod­ucts, re­mains at the heart of the store.

Aldi said the for­mat has been cre­ated to make shop­ping eas­ier for Tewkes­bury cus­tomers and the new look store will now have wider aisles and clearer signs to make shop­ping ef­fort­less.

Fresh bread and cakes have been moved to the last aisle pre­vent­ing them get­ting squashed un­der cus­tomers’ shop­ping and the store will now of­fer new, easy to browse freez­ers.

The store em­ploys 29 peo­ple and an ex­tra two jobs have been cre­ated as part of the up­grade.

There are now 76 car park­ing spa­ces fol­low­ing the ex­ten­sion, a devel­op­ment which caused some con­tro­versy over the loss of trees.

Aldi store man­ager,adam Cur­tis, said: “The store is look­ing fan­tas­tic, and we can’t wait to wel­come our cus­tomers back so they can see it for them­selves. We know that the qual­ity of our prod­ucts is un­beat­able, and we’re com­mit­ted to mak­ing sure that the shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence is on a par with the prod­ucts and ser­vices they’re used to.”

Aldiis Bri­tain’s fifth largest su­per­mar­ket with over 840 stores and al­most 33,000 em­ploy­ees.

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