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New Aldi supermarket to open in Sevenoaks

By William Janes

A new Aldi supermarket is set to open its doors tomorrow.

The official ribbon cutting is scheduled for 8am to be done by British field hockey Olympian Sally Walton with the help of children from St.Thomas Catholic Primary School.

The chain's plans to open at the Otford Road site in Sevenoaks have been in the making since October 2017 when they received planning permission to demolish the former Haywards car showroom and build a 1,500sqm supermarket.

The new Aldi will open at 8am tomorrow morning. Stock picture
The new Aldi will open at 8am tomorrow morning. Stock picture

At the time, competitor Waitrose objected but were unsuccessful, although the size of the finished building is 1,140sqm.

The store is soon to be followed next month by another in Tonbridge - each are expected to create 50 jobs.

The first 30 shoppers at the Sevenoaks location have been promised a complimentary bag of fruit and vegetables.

After the opening, the athlete will visit St.Thomas Catholic Primary School to host an assembly about her Olympic success, how she got into sport, and healthy eating.

"I can’t wait to open the new Sevenoaks store and visit the School," she said.

"This is a great opportunity to say thank you for Aldi’s continued support – hopefully I can inspire the next generation of GB hockey players.

Store manager, Matt Cook, added: "We’re delighted to have Sally hosting our grand opening celebration.

"We’re looking forward to a fantastic start for the Sevenoaks store and can’t wait to meet local shoppers over the coming weeks and months."

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