Aldi responds to rumours that one of its Blackpool stores might be closing

Aldi has responded to rumours about the future of its store in Waterloo Road, South Shore, with some shoppers under the impression that it plans to close the supermarket.

 

Shoppers have been speculating about the future of the store since Aldi opened a new branch in Oxford Square, just a mile up the road.

It has been claimed that there are plans to shut the Waterloo Road branch in January 2022, with some shoppers saying they learned of the plans from staff working at the store.

In response to these reports, the Gazette has sought clarification from Aldi about the future of the supermarket.

Aldi says it has no plans to close its either of its stores in Waterloo Road, South Shore and Clifton Drive North, St Annes. Pic: GoogleAldi says it has no plans to close its either of its stores in Waterloo Road, South Shore and Clifton Drive North, St Annes. Pic: Google

We also asked for clarification on the future of the St Annes store after similar concerns were raised about plans to close the branch in Clifton Drive North and replace it with a new branch in Lytham.

Aldi has dismissed the reports, with a spokesman saying, “We currently don’t have any plans to close either store”.

The supermarket has been busy expanding its footprint across the Fylde coast, with its refurbished store in Fleetwood reopening earlier this month.

Work is also under way on a new Aldi at the former Poundstretcher unit in Holyoake Avenue, Bispham which is expected to open in Autumn.

Despite recent speculation, Aldi says it has no plans to close its store in Waterloo Road, Blackpool. Pic: GoogleDespite recent speculation, Aldi says it has no plans to close its store in Waterloo Road, Blackpool. Pic: Google