Aldi opens: 2500 shoppers in one day!
Over 2,500 residents visited the new Aldi store on Brook Street Knutsford yesterday which opened its doors at 8am to a queue of over 300 customers.
Egerton Football Club youth team members officially opened the store to celebrate their patronage from Aldi for the 2013/14 season.
Aldi, which has created 40 new jobs for Knutsford, handed out golden envelopes to 100 people in the queue and gave additional prizes of Prosecco and flowers to thank everyone who had arrived early to see the store. Food samples from its range of award-winning products were also offered to welcome customers into the store.
Rose McCombe, who started queuing at 3am, walked away with the grand prize of a 39” HD TV, with other lucky customers claiming prizes ranging from 22” TVs and portable DVD players to MP3 players and personalised hampers.
Young shoppers visiting the store were also treated to free face painting and balloon modelling to welcome them to the new store.
Store Manager Mike Taylor and his team enjoyed welcoming customers into the new store, commenting, Mike said:
“There has been a hugely positive response from the Knutsford community to the opening of our new store, and it was so pleasing to see hundreds of shoppers queuing outside before 8am. We’re looking forward to the upcoming community events in which Aldi is involved, including the Egerton Summer Fun Day this Sunday, where Aldi will be putting on a BBQ for adults and children alike.”
Aldi received many positive comments from the store’s new shoppers on opening day, including Lucy Eyre who commented: “Busy but great fun – the DJ was brilliant”, Suzanne Barber: “It was lovely, the opening went really well and I won a children’s gift pack” and Lesley Sarikaya: “It’s been great; the team couldn’t have done a better job”.
Following this opening, Aldi will be expanding its store portfolio in Cheshire with the opening of the Crewe store later this year.
The new Aldi store on Brook Street, Knutsford, WA16 8BN will be open from 8am until 9pm Monday to Saturday and from 10am until 4pm on Sunday.