Aldi to extend Local stores trial after positive feedback

Aldi Balham

Aldi is extending the trial of its Local store fascia, following the success of its first such shop that opened in Balham earlier this year.

Retail Week understands the discounter will open a new Local store in Camden, north London, next Thursday and will begin converting existing stores in Archway, Eastcote, Kingston, Kilburn, Tooting and Romford to the new format.

A source close to Aldi said the Camden store will be 6,400 sq ft and will stock 1,500 of the grocer’s 1,800 SKUs – much the same as the Balham, south London, store, which opened in March.

The source said the six stores it will be converting are already smaller than a conventional Aldi store and will be slightly reconfigured.

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