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Aldi is set to celebrate the opening of a brand new store in Gillingham on Thursday 21st November at 8am with the help of Olympic gold medallist Kat Copeland.

Standing at 1,254 m2 of retail space, the Gillingham store will be the third Aldi in the area and will be run by Store Manager, Mike Ashby.

Exclusive offers will run throughout the opening day and the first 30 customers through the door will receive a complimentary bag of fresh fruit and vegetables from Aldi’s Super 6 range.

The new store, which is part of Aldi’s investment in local communities across the UK, will bring a number of job opportunities to the area and offer more customers access to Aldi’s high quality, low-price products. The retailer aims to have 1,200 stores by 2025 and is committed to further improving its existing stores for its customers across the country.

Aldi Gillingham will offer large chillers and freezers dedicated to fresh, British meat products, a ‘Food to Go’ section at the front of the store, a fixture along the back wall showcasing Aldi’s award-winning Beers, Wines and Spirits, and exclusive section of Health & Beauty products.

Customers will find Aldi’s exclusive Specially Selected range, weekly fresh meat offers and famous Super 6 fruit and vegetables at the new store. Aldi’s legendary Specialbuys will also be available every Thursday and Sunday, offering extraordinary value on a wide range of products, from electrical items to garden tools.

To celebrate the store opening, Mike Ashby and his team will be joined by Olympic gold medallist, Kat Copeland, to cut the all-important ribbon on opening morning.

Store Manager, Mike Ashby, said: ‘We can’t wait to finally open the doors to the new store in Gillingham. It’s set to be a special day as we’ll be celebrating the opening of Aldi’s third store in the area and having Olympic hero Kat Copeland join us will make it a morning to remember.’

Rowing star, Kat Copeland, added: ‘I’m so excited to be opening Aldi’s new store, it will be great to chat to customers and a lovely way for me to thank Aldi for its endless support of Team GB.’

Additionally, the new Aldi store is calling on local charities and food banks in Gillingham to register with Neighbourly, a community engagement platform that links businesses to charitable organisations in their community, to receive regular donations of surplus food from the supermarket.

Local charities that register will be able to collect surplus food and perishable products, such as fruit, vegetables and baked goods, up to five days a week.

Any charities in the area that would like to partner up with the new Aldi store should email aldi@neighbourly.com.

The new store will be located on Kingmead Business Park, Gillingham, SP8 5FB, and will be open:

Monday – Saturday: 8am – 10pm

Sunday: 10am – 4pm

Aldo is Britain’s fifth largest supermarket,with more than  830 stores and 32,000 employees.


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