Covid-secure Aldi reopens after two-week refurbishment
After being closed for almost two weeks, Aldi in Diss has reopened – with a transformed look to fit in with social distancing guidelines.
The store in Mere Street reopened at 8am on Friday
The store in Mere Street reopened at 8am on Friday – 12 days after closing its doors to undergo a refurbishment.
The format has been created to make shopping easier for customers as social distancing measures begin increasing amidst a second spike in coronavirus cases.
As part of the changes, the store now has wider aisles and easy-to-browse freezers.
Fresh bread and cakes have been moved to the last aisle in order to prevent any products from getting squashed under customers’ shopping.
Aldi store manager Stewart Dean thanked customers for their patience during the work.
He said: “The store is looking fantastic and we can’t wait to welcome our loyal customers back so they can see it for themselves.
“We’re committed to making sure that the shopping experience each customer enjoys in our stores is on a par with the products and services they’re used to.
“Customers will notice a few small changes throughout the store to align with social distancing guidelines, ensuring we keep our community safe.
“We would like to thank everyone for their co-operation in ensuring the safety of both our colleagues and customers.”
The transformation is part of £300 million investment by Aldi into further improving its stores and services across the UK.
The new changes for the store – which already employs 28 people – has also created two jobs.
The store will be open from 8am to 10pm between Monday and Saturday and from 8am to 4pm on Sundays.