Aldi UK: Plan to open 100 new UK stores creating 4,000 jobs as profits surge by 49% in a year

Aldi announces plan to open 100 new UK stores creating 4,000 jobs as profits surge by 49% in a year

  • The discount supermarker plans to pump £1.3billion of investment into the UK
  • Aldi’s expansion is part of a long-term plan to grow its portfolio to 1,200 stores
  • It will open 100 more supermarkets and create 4,000 jobs after profits surged 

Aldi will open 100 new stores and create 4,000 jobs after profits surged by 49 per cent in a year, it has revealed.

The discount supermarket plans to pump £1.3 billion of investment into the stores by the end of next year.

The expansion is part of a long-term plan to grow from 894 to 1,200 locations in the UK by 2025. 

The funding – Aldi’s biggest investment in the UK in

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Charlie Baker, education experts want students in schools before second coronavirus surge strikes

State education officials are urging districts with low virus rates to get students back to class for in-person instruction now before a second surge of coronavirus afflicts the state.

“We know the possibility of a second spike exists, but while we are in a situation where a district has been green or gray for many weeks, we are asking districts to bring kids back to school in-person, or in a hybrid model,” education commissioner Jeffrey Riley said.

Only districts listed in red — or highest risk — on the Baker administration’s coronavirus risk map for three consecutive weeks should stick with remote-only learning, both Riley and Gov. Charlie Baker have said. There are currently 15 communities at the highest risk level.

“We think kids should be in school and think communities should be following the rules and guidance that was developed by the department and using the district-by-district data that

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Winter is coming as jobs are cut and Covid cases surge

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Top story: Students in Scotland banned from pubs and bars

a group of people walking down the street: New coronavirus cases hit a record daily high on Thursday as the chancellor said unemployment would rise over winter.

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New coronavirus cases hit a record daily high on Thursday as the chancellor said unemployment would rise over winter.

Morning everyone. I’m Martin Farrer and these are the top stories this morning.

Britain is facing a bleak winter after Rishi Sunak admitted that his multibillion-pound spending package would not be enough to stop unemployment soaring in the months ahead and as the number of new coronavirus cases hit a daily record yesterday. The chancellor said his winter jobs plan, which combines wage top-ups, cash support for companies and an extended VAT cut for struggling sectors, was needed to ease the pain of this week’s tougher restrictions on people’s movements and business operations to contain the spread of Covid-19. It was welcomed by the CBI and unions, but others

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Marion County sees surge in economic development, bringing hundreds of new jobs

MARION COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – This summer, it was announced the Beneteau facility in Marion would close after 33 years in operation.

a sign on the side of the road: Marion economic leaders believes new industry and expansion will positively impact the community

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Marion economic leaders believes new industry and expansion will positively impact the community

As one door closed, residents didn’t have to wait long for another door to open as a new company, Leisure Pools, announced it would be taking over the Beneteau site.

The good news didn’t end there. In recent weeks, two companies already present in Marion County, DMA Holdings and Maxwood Furniture, announced they’d each be building new facilities in the county.


Dr. Julie Norman, Executive Director of the Marion County Economic Development Commission, said it’s unheard of to see so many of these announcements in such a short time period.

Norman said these companies will have a major economic impact on the area.

“These projects are

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U.K. at ‘Tippping Point’; India Surge Unabated: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) —

U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the country is at a “tipping point” and more measures will be taken unless people comply with rules to contain the resurgent coronavirus. He didn’t rule out national action.

The increase in India’s new infections continued, with 92,605 cases added in the past 24 hours. That’s taken the nation’s total to 5.4 million, second only to the 6.8 million in the U.S. A major isolation facility in Indonesia is nearing maximum capacity as cases surge.

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. said Sunday that a Cathay Dragon service between Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong will be suspended until Oct. 3 after some connecting passengers on a flight from India were found infected.

Key Developments:

Global Tracker: Cases approach 30.8 million; deaths exceed 957,000Fewer people are dying of Covid as doctors gain practice, drugs improveA rash of infections on trading floors threatens Wall Street’s

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Amazon to Add Roughly 4,000 Jobs in Atlanta Area amid Surge

(TNS) — Amazon announced plans Monday to hire more than 4,000 workers in metro Atlanta, increasing its workforce in Georgia by nearly half, part of a rising tide of jobs among online, logistics and shipping companies.

The local hiring spurt by the e-commerce giant — part of 100,000 new positions it plans to fill nationally — is a welcome injection into a Georgia economy that has lost hundreds of thousands of jobs since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and is struggling to regain its footing.

It also underscores one part of the U.S. economy that is humming: shipping packages to homes as health fears about COVID-19 accelerate the migration of consumers from brick-and-mortar stores to online purchases.

The 4,000 new jobs include 1,000 previously announced positions at a newly built distribution center in Stone Mountain. Amazon currently has more than 10,500 workers in Georgia.

Hiring has already begun for

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Logitech CEO on the surge in computer product sales as people continue remote education and working from home

Bracken Darrell, Logitech CEO, joined The Final Round to discuss the surge in demand for computer tech as more people work from home indefinitely and his outlook for the tech sector heading into the end of the year.

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SEANA SMITH: Welcome back to “The Final Round.” Well, work from home equipment is still hard to find as companies struggle to address supply shortages. Well, Logitech, it’s one firm that’s been working nonstop to try and keep up with demand. So for more on this, we want to bring in Logitech’s CEO. We have Bracken Darrell joining us now to discuss all this. And Bracken, I know your stock has been on a tear. Shares up more than 60% this year. Now, we’re in this back to school season. I took a look at your website earlier today. You’re still out of stock on a number of your products,

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