Supermarket boosts employment in area

One of the first customers was John Gummidge pictured here with helper Karen Farrimond and Cheryl Stocker on the till.
One of the first customers was John Gummidge pictured here with helper Karen Farrimond and Cheryl Stocker on the till.
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Customers packed out a new supermarket as it opened it doors in Sheffield.

Hundreds of people visited Ecclesfield’s Aldi store, located on The Common, for the first day of business.

The new shop was the third to open in the South Yorkshire area in recent months, following stores in Dronfield and Killamarsh.

More than 30 posts were filled to staff the discount supermarket, bringing the total of new jobs created since March to 87.

In another boost for employment, the chain has also announced it plans to open another base in Sheffield towards the end of this year.

Tim Hudson, Ecclesfield store manager, who was stationed at the front of the shop on opening day, said: “There was a fantastic buzz at the store; it was great to see so many people here for our opening event.

“My team and I were thrilled to introduce shoppers to Aldi’s range of products and I look forward to welcoming many more customers to our store over the coming months.”