Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating

4,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
20 March 2020
Employment effect (start)
20 March 2020
Foreseen end date


Aldi, the Germany-based global discount retailer, has announced that it is creating 4,000 permanent and 5,000 fixed-term contract jobs in its shops across the UK.

The business expansion is based on the company's need to deal with the increased demand in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The jobs include store assistant, logistics and head office roles.

A statement by the company said that vacancies are available in every Aldi shop and distribution centre, making this the company’s largest recruitment drive in the UK to date.

Aldi is a discount supermarket chain with over 10,000 stores in 20 countries, including UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Australia and the United States.



Eurofound (2020), Aldi, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 100350, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/100350.