New Aldi store opened by Paralympic gold medallist Stephanie Millward

Photo of a two people in a supermarket, one wearing a track suit and holding a medal.
Aldi store manager AJ Currey with Paralympics gold medallist Stephanie Millward. Photo credit: Aldi UK

Aldi opened its tenth store in Bristol today, Thursday 13th June 2024, with the launch of its Stoke Gifford branch within the new mixed-use development at Fox Den Road (behind Sainsbury’s).

The UK’s fourth largest supermarket, which now has more than 1,020 stores across the UK, has been on a rapid expansion drive in recent years and is working towards a long-term target of over 1,500 stores across the UK.

The new Fox Den Road store will be run by Store Manager AJ Currey, along with a team of 35 colleagues from the local community.

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The store opened at 8am with ParalympicsGB swimming gold medallist Stephanie Millward cutting the ribbon alongside pupils from St Michael’s CofE Primary School (Stoke Gifford).

In celebration, Stephanie gave away complimentary bags of fresh fruit and vegetables from Aldi’s famous Super 6 range to the first 30 customers in the queue, before delivering an inspirational assembly for pupils at St Michael’s C of E Primary School as part of the supermarket’s Get Set to Eat Fresh initiative.

Ribbon cutting ceremony outside a new supermarket, with children from a local school.
Ribbon cutting with store manager AJ Currey (2nd from left), Paralympian Stephanie Millward (2nd from right) and pupils from St Michael’s Primary School. Photo credit: Aldi UK

Aldi Fox Den Road also offered pupils at St Michael’s C of E Primary School the opportunity to win a £20 gift voucher to spend at the new store, tasking children with creating a poster to show what healthy eating means.

Dan Oakenfull, regional managing director, said:

“Opening our tenth store in Bristol means that we’re another step forward in making Aldi available to as many shoppers as possible. That means even more people in Bristol have easy access to the highest-quality groceries at the lowest prices, every day.”

AJ Currey, store manager, said:

“It has been a wonderful morning here at the opening of Aldi Fox Den Road. It was lovely to welcome our new customers into store, and I look forward to meeting more of the community in the coming weeks.”


ParalympicsGB star Stephanie Millward added:

“I’ve had a fantastic time opening the new Aldi this morning. It was an honour to officially open the store and welcome customers inside for the first time. Hopefully I’ve also managed to inspire the pupils of St Michael’s C of E Primary School to keep active and try different sports.”

The new Aldi store offers large chillers and freezers dedicated to fresh, British meat products, a ‘Food to Go’ section at the front of the store, and an exclusive section full of health & beauty products.

Stoke Gifford customers can also take a walk down the ‘Aisle of Aldi’, where they will find legendary Specialbuys which are available every Thursday and Sunday. During opening week, the store will be offering a range of pet essentials, including memory foam pet mattresses for £14.99, plush beds from £12.99 and a hooded cat litter tray for £7.99.

Additionally, the new Aldi store is calling on local charities and food banks in Bristol to register with Neighbourly, a community engagement platform that links businesses to charitable organisations.

Local charities that register will be able to collect surplus food and perishable products, such as fruit, vegetables and baked goods, seven days a week. Any charities in the area that would like to partner up with the new Aldi store should email

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