Aldi get its UK business growth plans right

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The global discount supermarket chain Aldi is continuing to expand its UK operations after announcing a recruitment drive as it opens more stores across the country.

In sharp contrast to some of the other big players in the retail market, Aldi has shown an ability to understand the changing dynamics of the UK retail environment, increasing its share of the UK groceries market which this new expansion will capitalise on.

Aldi has revealed that it plans to recruit almost 5000 staff in 2015 as it looks to grow across the UK. The plans will see Aldi open 70 new stores which will create positions for 450 store and assistant store managers, as well as 4,500 staff to work within the store.

Ruth Doyle, Aldi regional managing director, said: “Aldi has seen rapid growth in recent years, and with even more store openings planned throughout the UK in 2015, it’s important that we attract the right candidates for the store management roles.

Its success reflects a shift in the British retail landscape as cash strapped middle class shoppers flock to Aldi. Its growth plans have been completely focused on their great understanding of their market. It is key to an expansion and growth strategy that the business concerned understands fully the market that they want to attract.

There are many ways to achieve expansion and growth which include acquisitive and/or organic growth strategies.

We can advise on all growth strategies and the legal advantages and disadvantages to all growth plans, for further advice and assistance please contact Pauline Rigby in the Business Law Department on 0800 037 4628 or send us an enquiry via our contact form.

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