Aldi offering finder's fee to anyone who can find suitable new store locations in Edinburgh and the Lothians
Aldi are offering a finder’s fee to anyone who can help them find suitable sites for new stores in Edinburgh and Midlothian.
The German discounter already has more than 960 stores across the UK and is looking for freehold town centre or edge-of-town sites of around 1.5 acres.
It wants sites that are able to fit a 20,000 square foot store with around 100 parking spaces, ideally near a main road with good visibility and access.
The supermarket is offering a finder’s fee for people who successfully recommend a site – including members of the public – of either 1.5% of the freehold price or 10% of the first year’s rent for leasehold sites.
Aldi UK national property director George Brown said: “By opening more Aldi stores, we can provide affordable, high-quality food to even more people.
“But despite our growth in recent years, some people still don’t have access to a local store, which is why it is our mission to continue on with our ambitious growth plans and change that.
“Our finder’s fee is available to anyone who can find Aldi an appropriate property so we’d encourage people to share any suitable suggestions and get it touch.”
The list of areas Aldi is targeting for new stores include:
Gerrards Cross/Chalfont St Peter
Leicester Fosse Park
Lightwood, Stoke on Trent
Newcastle Upon Tyne