Aldi and Lidl plan to open five times as many new stores as Big Four

by Bella Palmer

Discount supermarkets Lidl and Aldi are planning to open significantly more stores than Tesco, J Sainsbury, Morrisons and Asda combined, figures have revealed.

The German retails have submitted a total of 171 planning applications, five times as many as the so-called ‘Big Four’, which between them have submitted just 29 applications.

Aldi and Lidl currently account for 9.9% of consumer spending in the UK, a figure that is expected to climb to 15%.

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