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Aldi new stores.

Started by: gaffer (6764) 

Aldi are to open 50 new stores including sites in Wigan and North Wigan.

Started: 16th Jun 2021 at 13:29

Posted by: Billinge Biker (798)

Beltin.... The more the merrier.... Asda.. Morris ons.. Tesco can all take their hook for me.

Replied: 16th Jun 2021 at 13:46

Posted by: tonker (23797) 

I'm surprised they haven't opened an Aldi in Wigan already.

Replied: 16th Jun 2021 at 14:04

Posted by: whups (6251) 

are they still going ahead with the proposed 1 at the old gorners garage ? .

Replied: 16th Jun 2021 at 14:42

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7471)

Well there is another kid on the block who are opening Merd Supermarkets

LINK

http://mereretail.co.uk/

Apparently they are from Russia, where there are a lot of Merd Supermarkets

So I wonder when we will get a Merd Supermarket in Wigan, which will no doubt be selling crap

Replied: 16th Jun 2021 at 14:51
Last edited by Tommy Two Stroke: 16th Jun 2021 at 14:52:37

Posted by: gaffer (6764) 

Gorner’s site isn’t on the list Whups.

Replied: 16th Jun 2021 at 15:50

Posted by: tonker (23797) 

Ashton in Makerfield is, though, Gaffer.

Replied: 16th Jun 2021 at 16:06

Posted by: linma (2664)

Tarleton, five minute bus ride for me. Brilliant.

Replied: 16th Jun 2021 at 17:24

Posted by: whups (6251) 

was,nt there a debate on wether or not gorners was big enough to have parking facilities ? .

Replied: 16th Jun 2021 at 23:49

Posted by: PeterP (8679)

I think the problem with the Gorners site would be access with it being on the corner of a busy junction

Replied: 17th Jun 2021 at 07:01

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7471)

I think that the old Gorners site is too near to the existing Ashton store, for it to make any business sense to open an Aldi there, if the Ashton store was over shopped (too busy for its size) then they might look for larger premises, Lidl have done that in Golborne, they built a bigger store just up the road from the existing Lidl, which is now something else, but the Ashton store is definitely not over shopped, so maybe it is North Ashton which they are thinking about, the Downhall Green, Garswood, Bryn catchment areas, because all they have in those areas are the expensive convenience stores

Replied: 17th Jun 2021 at 09:49

Posted by: tonker (23797) 

Lidl are supposed to be building a new store off Princess Road, almost directly across from the existing Aldi. Nothing seems to be hatching though.

Truth be known, Ashton is in a good position for supermarkets. There's loads already, all within a couple of miles, or a five minute drive, of Ashton. There's bus services to all, for those who don't drive.

Replied: 17th Jun 2021 at 10:25

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7471)

The traffic is bad though.

Replied: 17th Jun 2021 at 10:43

Posted by: whups (6251) 

and that,s if you have a car ? .

Replied: 17th Jun 2021 at 11:13

Posted by: tonker (23797) 

The traffic is only bad at 'going home time' and, like I said, there's bus services from Ashton centre to all supermarkets.
Supermarkets within 10 minutes of Ashton =

Asda ...... x 2
Tesco ....... x 2
Sainsbury's ...... x 1
Aldi ....... x 3
Lidl ....... x 2
Iceland ........ x 4

Replied: 17th Jun 2021 at 16:52

Posted by: admin (941)

I heard last year that they were going to build a Lidl or Aldi? on the land behind the petrol station on Woodhouse lane ?

Replied: 17th Jun 2021 at 22:47

Posted by: momac (11686) 

So did I admin,then heard that they've held back building it until July...so we'll see.

Replied: 17th Jun 2021 at 23:14

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7471)

I am sure that they have been dooing some work on that site.

Replied: 18th Jun 2021 at 09:35

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3795) 

I partially agree with our readers who have commented on this topic ,the only reservation i have of which i will probably be slated is that these two store's ALDI & LIDL are owned by the two german brother's and here again all the profit's are flowing out of the UK, as with a lot of other businesse's the EU keep on banging Britain but they don't complain about their companies opening up over here and taking all profit's out .......Like i say it is good news for our own people getting jobs so good luck to them ! GB

Replied: 18th Jun 2021 at 16:17

Posted by: gaffer (6764) 

GB . Lidl is a separate company from Aldi and has no connection with the Albrecht family who own Aldi.

Replied: 18th Jun 2021 at 16:35

Posted by: tonker (23797) 

"all the profit's are flowing out of the UK"

Not at all. A very small percentage will.

Replied: 18th Jun 2021 at 18:31

Posted by: broady (17042) 

From memory they do seem to pay their staff above market rate.

Replied: 18th Jun 2021 at 20:52

Posted by: cheshirecat (124) 

I know a couple of people whom have recently moved to Austria to take up positions with Aldi. A lad from Wigan and a lady from Liverpool.
Apparently the company is called Hofer In Austria.

Replied: 18th Jun 2021 at 21:12
Last edited by cheshirecat: 18th Jun 2021 at 21:13:35

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3795) 

GAFFER; I Thought they were two brother 's that's why i wrote that ! GB

Replied: 19th Jun 2021 at 14:25

Posted by: gaffer (6764) 

GB
There were two Albrecht brothers, one is deceased. Each brother had a regional responsibity for a geographical area known as Aldi Sud and Aldi Nord, South and North. Lidl is a separate company with no connections to the Albrecht family.

Replied: 19th Jun 2021 at 17:32

 

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