Aldi has unveiled a second pay rise for colleagues this year, upping hourly rates for store assistants and deputy store managers to £12.40 outside London and £13.65 inside the M25.


The discounter said its new national minimum rate of £12.40 was the “highest level of entry pay ever paid by a British supermarket”.

Aldi became the first UK supermarket to pay all store and warehouse staff at least £12 an hour nationally in February.

The retailer is also the only supermarket to offer staff paid breaks, worth more than £900 a year.

Aldi said its latest pay hike took its total investment into staff to £79m this year and it plans to create 5,500 new jobs in 2024.

Chief executive of Aldi UK and Ireland Giles Hurley said: “We firmly believe that our colleagues are the best in the business, so it is only right that they remain the best-paid and we are committed to never being beaten on pay by any other supermarket.

“Our store operations colleagues play an integral part in our ever-increasing popularity among shoppers and our continued investment in their pay is another way to thank them for the role they play in making Aldi what it is today.”