Aldi respond to rumours of popular Sheffield store closing down

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Aldi has responded to rumours that one of their Sheffield stores will be imminently closing down.

Rumours have been spreading on the popular Sheffield Forum that Aldi at Fox Valley Way, Stocksbridge, will be closing its doors.

Aldi in Sheffield

Aldi in Sheffield

Aldi already have a number of stores in Sheffield, including St Mary's Gate, Flora Street and Archer Road.

Another huge store is set to open at St James Retail Park, just off the Bochum Parkway, Meadowhead, which will fully open over the weekend of July 7 and 8.

With this new store opening, fears were circulating that the budget supermarket giants would decide to close their Stocksbridge site.

However, an Aldi spokesperson confirmed to the Star that they had 'no plans' to close any of their Sheffield stores, despite the new Meadowhead supermarket opening.

In March last year, Aldi confirmed that their Meadowhall Retail Park store would be closing following weeks of speculation.

The decision to close the store came following the announcement that the new Aldi store on Drakehouse Way would be opening the following month.

An Aldi spokesperson confirmed that all staff would at the Meadowhall site would be transferred over to the new store.

A spokesperson said: "Our Meadowhall store will close on April 30 as we open our new, larger store at Drakehouse Way on April 6, which reflects our increasing popularity with local shoppers.

"Our employees are relocating to work this new store, which will also create a further 15 jobs for the local community, and we look forward to welcoming our existing customers to this store.