150 queue in the cold at store opening

ALDI store grand opening in Chapel en le Frith ''Manager Andrew Thom  with his children Evie 4 and Maisie 6 and their school friends from Chapel Primary
ALDI store grand opening in Chapel en le Frith ''Manager Andrew Thom with his children Evie 4 and Maisie 6 and their school friends from Chapel Primary

More than 150 people queued in the snow last week as Chapel-en-le-Frith’s new Aldi store opened its doors.

And with prizes up for grabs for the first 100 customers, one hardy local, Colin Kirkwood, was in the line from 3.30am, finally walking away with a free 7” tablet PC.

Children from Chapel Primary School joined representatives from Blythe House Hospice and store manager Andrew Thom to officially open the Foresters Way store last Thursday.

Mr Thom said: “There was a great buzz at the store and my team and I were thrilled to introduce shoppers to our new store and range of locally sourced products.

“We’re expecting to be very busy in the coming weeks as we welcome even more shoppers into the store.”

The company made a donation to Blythe House Hospice at the opening, with the first 100 customers getting the chance to win prizes including 24” LED TVs and hampers.

The store has created 30 jobs. It has 93 parking spaces, 1,400 product lines and opens from 8am to 10pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday.