VIEWS are being sought on plans for a new Aldi store in Malvern which will bring at least 40 new jobs.
The supermarket giant’s bosses say the modern food store, proposed for Grovewood Road, would provide people with a better local shopping choice and prevent shoppers from having to travel to other areas.
The store would have on-site parking for cars and bikes, along with electric vehicle charging points.
Simon Glover, Property Director for Aldi said: “We have worked hard to prepare the initial proposals for the site and look forward to hearing the views of the local community prior to submitting a planning application to Malvern Hills District Council.
“Our proposals represent an opportunity to build a new sustainable discount community food store on a brownfield site, thereby alleviating the need to build on green fields elsewhere.
“A new store would also help promote competition and improve local shopping choice in Malvern, as well as providing permanent employment opportunities for local residents.”
Aldi stores have a different business model to other national supermarkets and as such, do not feature in-house bakeries, butchers, pharmacies or cafes resulting in minimal impact on small, local businesses. Instead, an Aldi shopping trip often forms one part of a wider shopping trip for convenience goods, thereby generating linked trips with existing independent local retailers.
Aldi is proud of its record of working with local suppliers and businesses to supply many of its products and as a result, the wider local economy will benefit from the proposed store.
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