Charity call as the countdown begins to Aldi's new store launch in Leyland

The call has gone out to charities and foodbanks as Aldi prepares to launch its new Leyland store.

Saturday, 24th April 2021, 1:20 pm
Updated Saturday, 24th April 2021, 1:24 pm
Aldi is set to launch a new Leyland store

The store on School Lane will open next Thursday, May 6, at 8am.

It replaces the existing Aldi store on Towngate Road and brings thre new job opportunities to the area.

The store has urged local charities and foodbanks in Leyland to register with Neighbourly - a community engagement platform that links businesses to charitable organisations in the local community.

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Local charities that register will be able to collect surplus food and perishable products, such as fruit, vegetables and baked goods, up to seven days a week.

Any charities in the area that would like to partner up with the new store should email [email protected]

Meanwhile the store will be run by manager Charlotte Bury, along with a team of 26 colleagues from the local community.

She said: “We’re really looking forward to opening the new Aldi store here in Leyland.

"It’s set to be a great day and it’ll be lovely to welcome local customers into the new store and provide them with access to affordable, high quality food.”

The store will offer fresh, British meat products with weekly offers, Aldi’s award winning ‘Specially Selected’ range, which was recently voted ‘Favourite Premium Supermarket Range’ by readers of Good Housekeeping magazine, exclusive beers, wines and spirits, and a ‘Food to Go’ section at the front of the store.

Aldi’s Specialbuys will also be available in the middle aisle, every Thursday and Sunday, offering a wide range of products, from electrical items to garden tools.

Customers visiting the store will be able to shop in safety.

The store will have a number of safety measures in place, including sanitisation stations on entry, Perspex screens at its tills and social distancing reminders in store, as well as a traffic light system in place to control the number of people going in and out of the store.

The open hours are:

Monday - Saturday: 8am – 10pm; Sunday: 10am – 4pm.