Rising sales prompt Aldi to expand UK store portfolio and create 4,000 jobs

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Bargain supermarket Aldi said today that it will create 4,000 jobs in Britain as part of a massive expansion plan.

Aldi will expand its portfolio to 1,000 stores by 2022 as a response to rising sales, resulting in Aldi's biggest ever recruitment drive. Aldi currently has over 700 stores in the UK.

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4,000 new store assistants and deputy store managers will now be hired in the next five years, after Aldi attracted nearly a million new customers over the last year.

"The success of Aldi in the UK is due to the hard work and commitment of our employees, and they are crucial to our future expansion plans," said Matthew Barnes, Chief Executive Officer for Aldi UK and Ireland.

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