Four Sutton-in-Ashfield residents got the chance to join Team GB athlete Saskia Clark to officially open the new Aldi store on Mansfield Road today (25th May), after getting an exclusive behind the scenes preview.
The Aldi store, which has created 25 new jobs, was opened for business by the lucky local shoppers after they won a competition with the Mansfield Chad, which also entitled them to a free £50 shop.
They were joined by sailing champion Saskia Clark, a Team GB hero who won Olympic Gold at the Rio Olympic Games last year.
Saskia joined the competition winners to open the Sutton-in-Ashfield store as part of Aldi’s sponsorship of Team GB. The sponsorship includes Aldi’s Get Set to Eat Fresh schools programme, which offers free, curriculum-linked resources featuring Team GB athletes to inspire children to cook and eat healthy, fresh food.
It wasn’t just the four winners that celebrated the store’s launch. The first 100 shoppers through the doors were issued with a golden raffle ticket entitling them to a free product from Aldi’s premium ‘Specially Selected’ range and its selection of seasonal Specialbuys.
Emma Cheetham, Store Manager at Aldi Mansfield Road, said: “We’re committed to championing British products and offering shoppers access to healthy food at unbeatable prices. This is why more and more people are choosing to do their grocery shopping with Aldi. We’re looking forward to welcoming people through our doors in the coming days and becoming part of the local community.”
Saskia Clark, said: “As an athlete, I know how important it is to eat healthy, fresh food. So it’s really great to see Aldi supporting initiatives such as Get Set To Eat Fresh, which helps raise awareness around healthy eating in schools.”
The new Aldi store stocks a broad range of award-winning quality groceries, including fresh British meat and poultry from UK Red Tractor assured farms, as well as fresh fruit and vegetables. Aldi also run their famous ‘Super 6’ offer that provides six selected fresh fruit and vegetable items at the same fixed low price for two weeks. This week’s Super 6 offer includes nectarines, mango, mushrooms, babycorn, rhubarb and green beans all priced at just 55p.
Aldi’s famed Specialbuys will also be stocked, which include a range of non-food products from sports clothing and equipment to garden products and electrical items, and are on sale every Thursday and Sunday.
Aldi Mansfield Road is open from 8am until 10pm every day apart from Sunday, when it opens from 10am to 4pm.