Aldi has revealed three towns where it is looking for sites as part of plans to open ten new stores in Cornwall.

The German-owned supermarket chain has revealed it wants to open 100 new stores in UK over the next two years, with a tenth of them in the Duchy.

The full list of locations it is targeting in Cornwall is: Bude, Callington, Falmouth, Hayle, Helston, Newquay, Penzance, Saltash, St Ives and Truro.

In some of the areas it already has sites earmarked, including at Garras Wharf in Truro on the site formerly occupied by B&M and Staples.

There is also currently a planning application submitted for Hospital Cross at Helston, which if accepted would include an Aldi supermarket.


However, there are three areas of Cornwall where it is still to find a suitable location to build, after the supermarket pledged to invest £1.3 billion by 2023 in a bid to open an average of one new store a week.

The areas in Cornwall where it is currently looking for sites include Newquay, Penzance and St Ives.

Aldi, which now has more than 920 stores across the UK, said it is searching for freehold town-centre or edge-of-centre sites suitable for property development.

It added that it was on the lookout for sites that are big enough to accommodate a 20,000 sq ft store and around 100 dedicated parking spaces, preferably on a prominent main road and with good visibility and access.

Additionally, Aldi will also be investing in the development of new and expanded distribution centres.

Richard Thornton, Communications Director at Aldi UK, said: “We’re continuing to gain even more customers. Our focus is on expanding our store estate, making sure Aldi is accessible to as many of these new shoppers across the country as possible.

"Looking ahead, we are excited to provide millions of new customers with access to Aldi’s award-winning quality and unbeatable value as we create even more places and more ways to shop with us.”