Aldi has pledged to create another 4,000 jobs as part of its plans to open 100 stores by the end of next year.
The supermarket has already hired 3,000 staff this year thanks to booming demand for food during lockdown.
Aldi has also expanded its existing £1billion investment over two years to £1.3bn – the largest in its 30-year history.
The new stores will be opened in London and the south-east, and it will soon open its 900th shop in a former Waitrose in Sandhurst, Berkshire – on the way to a target of 1,200 stores by 2025. Aldi is also expanding its online business, taking its click-and-collect trial from one store to 15 in the next few weeks. Customers can also order online via Deliveroo from 20 stores.
The expansion poses a fresh challenge to