Aldi unveils plans for its second supermarket in Kettering

Aldi is hoping to open a new store in Northfield Avenue, Kettering
Aldi is hoping to open a new store in Northfield Avenue, Kettering

A discount supermarket chain has unveiled plans to create 40 jobs by building a second store in Kettering.

Aldi announced today (Tuesday, July 15) it has submitted a planning application for a new supermarket in Northfield Avenue in the town.

A public exhibition, where people can find out more and give feedback on the proposed new store, takes place on Tuesday, July 22, at the Meeting Rooms of Toller United Reformed Church between 3pm and 7pm.

The proposed site is located at Stanier Retail Park and is currently an undeveloped piece of land next to the existing Dunelm Mill store and McDonalds.

Northfield Avenue is also already home to Asda and Aldi’s fellow German low-cost food retailer Lidl.

Aldi says its new shop would represent a multi-million pound investment and would provide a “modern shopping environment to serve the local community”.

The new food store would also create about 40 full and part-time jobs in Kettering.

An Aldi spokesman said: “Whilst we already have a store at Kettering Retail Park, this has been particularly popular and has been overtrading for some time.

“We are confident there is demand for a further store in the area and believe the site at Stanier Retail Park is ideally located to increase our offering in Kettering.

“Prior to submitting a planning application to Kettering Borough Council we are keen to understand the views of the local community.

“We look forward to welcoming residents to our public exhibition on July 22.”

The spokesman also said residents with any questions in the meantime can call the project’s freephone information line on 0800 298 7040.