BUDGET supermarket chain Aldi is to open a new store in Cumnock before the end of the year.

They announced that 15 new stores across the UK will be opening before the year is out as part of its commitment to invest more than £1.3billion by 2023 and open 100 new stores over the next two years.

The Cumnock store will be joined by other new locations in Scotland such as Govan and Edinburgh, the latter of which will open its doors on November 25.

The opening date for Cumnock is yet to be confirmed.

And there is good news for those on the job hunt as each new store opening is set to create over 30 new jobs on average which will help to boost employment opportunities within the local area.

Store Assistants can earn up to £10.57 nationally, with paid breaks included.

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Ciaran Aldridge, National Property Director at Aldi UK, said: “There are still too many people for whom shopping at Aldi isn’t a convenient option. We’re committed to changing that and opening nearly four new stores a week before Christmas clearly demonstrates our progress with this.

“The new stores bring us one step closer to our goal of making our award-winning products at unbeatable prices easily accessible to even more shoppers across the country, and we look forward to welcoming local customers in for their weekly shop.”

Cumnock Chronicle: An artist's impression of what the store could look likeAn artist's impression of what the store could look like