OLYMPIC gold medallist Matthew Langridge officially opened Aldi’s third store in Worcester with the help of representatives from Acorns Children’s Hospice.
The discount food retailer opened the doors to the store on Bath Road at 8am on Thursday (April 7) to cheering customers.
The new store has created 32 jobs and offers 96 car park spaces and a store boasting 1,341sqm of space.
Aldi’s Bath Road store is the third in Worcester after the Pheasant Street site and the more recent Tybridge Street acquisition.
As part of Aldi’s engagement with the local community, the Bath Road store handed over a product donation to Acorns Children’s Hospice to support their ongoing services for local families.
Langridge, who won gold in the Men’s Eight Rowing at the 2016 Rio Olympics, said:
“I’m a huge fan of Aldi, especially its fantastic range of fruit and veg, so it was an honour to open the new Worcester store this morning.
“I really enjoyed meeting staff and customers and I am sure the store will be a success,” he added.
Aldi Store Manager, Alan Ridley said: “The team and I would like to thank customers and Matthew for coming along to the store opening this morning – we enjoyed celebrating with them.
“It was a pleasure to meet the representatives from Acorns Children’s Hospice, we are proud to support such a fantastic charity.”
“This new store will benefit Aldi shoppers in Worcester, providing them with more variety and an improved shopping experience,” he added.