Supermarket giant Aldi opens brand new store in Leith

A brand new Aldi store in Edinburgh opened its doors to welcome the first customers this morning at 8am.

The new Commercial Street store welcomed the first customers at 8am on Thursday morning
The new Commercial Street store welcomed the first customers at 8am on Thursday morning

The new 977 sqm retail space located on Commercial Street in Leith will be run by Store Manager Mark Nicol, along with a team of 20 colleagues from the local community.

The new store will offer large chillers and freezers dedicated to fresh, Scottish 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 an exclusive section full of Health & Beauty products.

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Customers visiting the store can take advantage of Aldi’s Specialbuys, which are available every Thursday and Sunday. During opening week, the store will be offering a wide range of DIY essentials, including a 25-piece tool set for £19.99, a 20v cordless rotary hammer drill skin for £30 and a 300W multifunction tool for £19.99.

The new store will be run by Store Manager Mark Nicol, along with a team of 20 colleagues from the local community.

Store Manager Mark Nicol said: “It’s been a wonderful morning here at the opening of Aldi Commercial Street. It was lovely to welcome our new customers into store and I look forward to meeting more of the community in the coming weeks.

“I’d also like to thank our customers for following the social distancing guidelines we have in place to ensure the health and safety of both our customers and colleagues.”

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The new store is open seven days a week, and the opening hours are Monday to Saturday 8am until 10pm, and 9am until 8pm on Sunday.

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