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Aldi and Lidl pledge more stores despite local concerns

Expansion: both chains plan new stores

Budget supermarket chains Aldi and Lidl will continue to expand their operations in Scotland despite facing resistance from councils over the adverse impact of more stores.

Aldi has announced a further six new stores as part of its expansion across the UK.

They will be Crown Street in Glasgow, Commercial Street in Edinburgh, Rigg Street in Stewarton, Houstoun Road in Livingston, Gallowgate in Parkhead, and Gateside Commercial Park in Haddington. 

Aldi has also launched a planning appeal to the Scottish Government after plans for a new store at West Pitkerro Industrial Estate in Dundee was rejected by the city council. Council officers had recommended the plan be refused because the three-hectare site had been reserved for industrial use, rather than retail.

The company’s plans for a store on the outskirts of Broughty Ferry have also stalled over concerns that it would drive customers away from shops in the heart of the town.

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