Schoolchildren open new Sheffield supermarket

Store manager Amanda Ford with pupils from Walkley Primary School officially opening the store.
Store manager Amanda Ford with pupils from Walkley Primary School officially opening the store.
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Discount supermarket chain Aldi has opened its fifth store in Sheffield – creating 26 new jobs.

The company has already opened new shops this year in Ecclesfield and Dronfield – and has now opened on Flora Street, Upperthrope.

Walkley Primary School pupils helped Amanda Ford, store manager, with the opening ceremony.

The occasion was also marked by the donation of £250 to Jannet Skirrow and Abdul Rub from the Zest Community Centre, to support their activities locally.

The new store has 950 sq metres of floor space, 1,350 product lines and 150 car parking spaces. It took two months to build.

Miss Ford said the opening day had gone well.

She said: “It was fantastic to see so many people turn out to support our opening and we are confident we’ve got a busy festive period ahead. The team introduced shoppers to the store and showcased our promotions.”

The store will be open daily, from 8am until 9pm Monday to Saturday and 10am until 4pm on Sunday.