Supermarket store gets new lease of life after shutting last year – and bargain hunters will be thrilled | The Sun

A SUPERMARKET store has been given a new lease of life after closing down last year.

A new Aldi branch will replace what was once a Co-op store after it permanently closed last year in Lees, Oldham.

The old Co-op closed on November 5, 2022.

Aldi has now confirmed to The Sun that it is on track to open the shop on October 26, 2023.

It's good news for shoppers wanting to save money on their groceries as Aldi is the UK's cheapest supermarket.

And with costs still sky high, households will be wanting to save cash wherever they can.

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Aldi is opening 20 new stores before the end of the year

The news comes just days after Aldi revealed it is set to open 20 new stores before the end of the year as part of its target to reach 1,500 branches across the UK.

The discounter has just opened its 1,000 UK store and has been crowned by Which? as the UK's cheapest supermarket.

On Thursday (September 7), it opened its 1,000th store in Woking, Surrey.

It would not confirm at this stage locations or timings of the 20 new stores but we will update when we know more.

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Aldi isn't the only retailer with plans to open new stores across the UK.

Poundland is set to open eight new shops in September, and some are already trading.

The chain had already opened up dozens of new stores in the first half of the year, as well as making some closures.

Poundland stores will be opening in Pontefract, Cardiff, Ryde, Dartmouth and Teignmouth this month.

At the opposite end of the retail scale, luxury homeware brand The White Company is set to open in five new locations by the end of November.

However, there have also been a string of closures of several top brand retailers and even banks.

The high street has been hit hard in recent years due to the growth of online shopping, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

At the same time the cost of living has been rising, leading to shoppers cutting back on non-essential spending.

Brick and mortar stores have also seen a lack of footfall due to consumer habits switching to online shopping.

Barclays is pulling down the shutters on three branches today (Friday, September 8).

The three locations closing are:

  • Barclays, St Ives – September 8
  • Barclays, St Andrews – September 8
  • Barclays, Haverhill – September 8

Dozens of Wilko stores will close after the business went bust.

Administrator PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has confirmed a total of 52 shops will close their doors by the end of September 14.

While DIY giant Homebase is pulling the plug on its shop at the O2 Centre on Finchley Road, London.

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The official closing date for this Homebase branch is December 10 this year.

It comes after the retailer announced it would be shutting down a South Wales shop this month.

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