Aldi to invest £20m in four new sites in Scotland

Aldi is to invest £20m in four new discount supermarkets in Scotland this year, with the creation of 600 jobs.

The new stores include Hermiston Gait in Edinburgh, Thornybank Industrial Estate in Dalkeith, Portlethen Retail Park in Aberdeen and J24 Retail Park in Govan.

A new store in Gateside Commerce Park, Haddington, will open to replace the existing store.

A further seven stores will also be refurbished as part of the Project Fresh programme, creating more in-store space for fresh, chilled and food-to-go ranges as well as simpler layouts, improved fixtures and brighter aisles, a further four extensions to existing stores will also be completed.

The company will also be introducing its Click & Collect service in Scotland for the first time, following a successful trial in England. This will be in addition to its Deliveroo partnership, which offers its on-demand delivery of Aldi products and is currently available at eight stores across Scotland.