Aldi wants to open new supermarkets in Exmouth, Sidmouth, Seaton, Axminster and Exeter in the next two years.
The retail giant has today announced £1.3billion plans for 100 outlets across the UK which it hopes will be welcoming customers by 2023.
It is now searching for freehold ‘town-centre or edge-of-centre sites suitable for property development’ in the East Devon towns.
Aldi bosses say the firm is on the lookout for plots big enough to accommodate a 20,000sq ft store and around 100 dedicated parking spaces.
These will ‘preferably on a prominent main road and with good visibility and access’.
Aldi UK communications director Richard Thornton said: “Our focus is on expanding our store estate, making sure Aldi is accessible to as many of these new shoppers across the country as possible.
“Looking ahead, we are excited to provide millions of new customers with access to Aldi’s award-winning quality and unbeatable value as we create even more places and more ways to shop with us.”
The full list of locations Aldi is targeting in Devon are:
- Newton Abbot;
Aldi’s nationwide ambitions are the equivalent of opening an average of one new store a week.
The retailer currently has more than 920 stores across the UK.
It will also be investing in the development of new and expanded distribution centres.