Olympic thumbs-up for revamped Aldi store

Date published: 29 November 2018

Olympic medallist, Etienne Stott MBE, officially reopened Aldi’s Chadderton Way store in Oldham this morning, in front of a crowd of excited local shoppers.

The Team GB canoeist, who won gold at London 2012, cut the ribbon to mark the reopening at 8.00am, with the help of Store Manager, Lee Braid.

Complimentary bags full of delicious fresh fruit and vegetables from Aldi’s Super 6 range were handed out by Etienne to the first 30 customers through the door. 

Etienne headed over to Bare Trees Primary School to continue the celebrations, where he gave an inspirational assembly about his Olympic career and the importance a healthy diet has played in his success.

As part of Aldi’s Get Set to Eat Fresh initiative, the children of Bare Trees Primary School also received a Super 6 donation to encourage them to cook and enjoy healthy fresh foods with their families.

Speaking after the reopening, the gold medallist said: “I’ve had great fun this morning with the customers at the new look Aldi on Chadderton Way and loved sharing my enthusiasm for healthy eating with the children of Bare Trees Primary School.”

He added: “A big thanks to Lee Braid, his team, and all of the shoppers who came down this morning for making me feel so welcome.”

Store Manager Mr Braid added: “What a fantastic way to celebrate the reopening of our Chadderton Way store.

"Etienne was an instant hit with our shoppers this morning, taking the time to chat and pose for loads of selfies!

"The team and I would like to extend a huge thanks to everyone who came along.”

Following a 10-week closure, the extended store now spans over 1,254 sqm of retail space, offering an enhanced, convenient and varied shopping experience.

The store will be run by a team of 31 people from the local area and offers a wide range of British produce at unbeatable prices.

Customers can find Aldi’s exclusive Specially Selected range, weekly fresh meat offers, and famous Super 6 fruit and vegetables in-store.

Twice-weekly Specialbuys, available every Thursday and Sunday, will offer unbeatable prices on a wide variety of handy household items, Christmas gifts and electrical items.

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