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Eager shoppers line up outside North Shields Aldi on opening day UK News

Eager shoppers could be seen lining up outside Aldi this morning as the company opened its latest store in the area.

By 7am, people were waiting outside the store in North Shields, hoping to be one of the first to walk through its doors.

When the development plans were announced, a resident called it “the best news I’ve heard in years,” adding that it will benefit low-wage families.

And today, staff were ready to welcome customers to the store in the former Tynemouth Court retirement home, demolished in 2017.

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After nearly a year of construction at the Hawkeys Lane site, the company has confirmed that the doors will open on June 17 at 8 a.m.

The new Aldi will have 30 employees, including eight new hires, as well as customer favorites such as special purchases.

But in addition to providing North Shields with a new grocery store, Aldi is looking to make a difference in the local community.

The store is calling on local North Shields charities and food banks to register with Neighborly, a community engagement platform that connects businesses with local community charities.

This means that local charities that register will be able to collect surplus food and perishables, such as fruits, vegetables and baked goods, up to five days a week.

And it will help reduce food waste in the UK, while ensuring financially struggling families have access to food.

All charities in the region wishing to partner with the new Aldi store should send an email to

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