Third German-owned Aldi supermarket to open in Ipswich this week

The new Aldi in Donald Mackintosh Way, Ipswich.

The new Aldi in Donald Mackintosh Way, Ipswich.

Ipswich’s third Aldi supermarket is to open its doors tomorrow at Pinewood on the southern edge of the town.

Although it is actually in the Babergh district, it has been built on land beside the Suffolk One that was previously owned by the borough council.

The store will be handing out golden envelopes, each containing tickets to win a range of prizes including a 50” TV star prize, teppanyaki grills, sandwich toasters, hammer drills and bags of Aldi shopping, to the first one hundred people in the queue on opening day.

Store manager Simon Coulson will officially open the store alongside representatives from Suffolk FA Ability Counts League, following a £1,500 sponsorship of their league from Aldi in conjunction with the store opening.

Ipswich mayor Roger Fern will also be at the official opening to mark the borough’s involvement in supporting the company’s new store.

As part of its engagement within the local community, Aldi will be organising a school poster competition with local primary schools in the coming weeks.

The competition winner will be invited to reveal a poster at the store and receive a 10” Tablet PC along with £100 for the school.

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The new store has created 55 jobs for the local community and Aldi is still recruiting for a variety of roles in the surrounding areas.

Mr Coulson said: “The Ipswich team and I are really looking forward to welcoming our new customers into the store on the morning of the opening, and with some great golden ticket prizes up for grabs, we’re hoping for a good turnout.

“We hope our customers enjoy their new store and take advantage of the great deals we have on offer.”

The store is the third owned by the German-owned discount supermarket group to open in Ipswich.

There are already Aldi stores at Meredith Road in Whitton and at the Rosehill Shopping centre on Felixstowe Road.