Bosses at budget supermarket chain Aldi have released the full 'wish list' of where the retailer would like to open across the UK - including eight towns in Cornwall. 

It comes after rival supermarket Lidl published details of where they hope to open new stores in the coming years.

Read more: Lidl looks to open eight new supermarkets in Cornwall (including Falmouth)

A statement on Aldi's website reads: "Our sustained growth means we are continually expanding our property portfolio to help achieve our ever-growing goals for 2022.

"We have ambitious acquisition and development plans beyond that and are looking to acquire sites that meet the following property criteria for our standard store format."

It goes on to list eight towns in Cornwall where it would like to introduce a store, including Falmouth, Helston and Penzance. 

It also lists Truro, where Aldi already has an existing store on the outskirts, off the A390. 

Other Aldi branches can be found in Camborne and Redruth. 

What types of site are they looking for?

The details on the Aldi website add: "We prefer to purchase freehold, town centre or edge of centre sites suitable for property development in towns with a population of 15,000 or more.

"We are willing to explore all opportunities including developer led schemes and existing or new retail units.

"Our yield profile is increasingly adding value to developments."

It's important to point out that while this list of locations is not definite, it gives a strong indication as to where the supermarket company wants to expand to.

Here is the full list of places in Cornwall where Aldi hopes to open in the near future.

• Bude
• Falmouth
• Hayle
• Helston
• Penzance
• Saltash
• St Ives
• Truro