Shoppers headed to the much-anticipated opening of an Aldi store after it was knocked down and rebuilt.
Work has been going on at the site off Station Road in Nantwich since the branch shut last year.
But this morning staff were able to welcome shoppers back to the budget-supermarket – with fitness fans also promised some bargains in the popular Specialbuys section.
The 1,254 sqm store will be run by manager Hayley Rogerson alongside a team of 34 staff from the local community.
Speaking earlier today, Hayley said: “It’s been a wonderful morning here at the opening of the all-new Aldi Nantwich. It was lovely to welcome back some familiar faces and introduce new customers to the store.”
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To celebrate the grand opening, the store arranged for Olympic Gold medallist Katherine Copeland to deliver a virtual assembly for pupils at Nantwich-based Millfields Primary School. Pupils could also win a £20 gift voucher to use at the supermarket with youngsters tasked with creating a poster to show what healthy eating means to them. The winner was selected by their class teacher for their special design.
Katherine, who spoke about the importance of healthy eating and exercise during the virtual assembly, said: “I’ve had a fantastic time speaking with the children at Millfields Primary School. It was great to talk to them about the importance of eating healthily and how it can be fun to plan and prepare meals as a family. Hopefully I’ve also managed to inspire the pupils to keep active and try different sports.”
On the ‘Aisle of Aldi’, shoppers will find Specialbuys available every Thursday and Sunday. During its opening week, the store will be offering a range of items for fitness enthusiasts including 6kg and 8kg kettlebells for £8.99, fitness mats for £5.99 and a 20kg weighted bag for £24.99.
The new Aldi store is also calling on local charities and food banks in Nantwich to register with Neighbourly – an initiative which links businesses to charities in the local area. Local charities that register will be able to collect surplus food and perishable products, such as fruit, vegetables and baked goods, up to five days a week. Any charities in the area that would like to partner up with the new Aldi store should email email@example.com.
The store will open between 8am and 10pm Monday to Saturday and from 10am until 4pm on Sundays.
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