Northampton supermarket to be opened by Olympic rower will create 35 new jobs

An Olympic gold-medalist is set to open a supermarket in Northampton, which will create 35 new jobs for the community.

Wednesday, 29th March 2017, 6:01 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:01 pm
Matthew Langridge

Olympic gold rower, Matthew Langridge will open the fourth town centre Aldi store today (March 30) at 8am in Towcester Road and 35 jobs are up for grabs.

Customers will benefit from 469 shared car parking spaces and 1,254sqm of retail space offering an "enhanced, convenient and varied shopping experience."

Representatives from the Northampton Scout Group will also attend the opening and are set to receive a donation of Easter treats, including Easter Eggs and hot cross buns.

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Matthew Langridge, who won Gold in the men’s eight rowing at the 2016 Rio Olympics, said: “I am really looking forward to opening the store – as an athlete, I know how important it is to have access to fresh, high quality, healthy produce, and the range on offer at Aldi will allow local customers just that.”

The store is set to donate a range of healthy snacks to Delapre Primary School in the coming weeks to support their healthy eating initiative.

Aldi store manager, Darren Roberts said: “The new store makes Aldi more accessible to a wider catchment in Northampton, meaning more households will benefit from Aldi’s affordable prices, without compromising on quality.

"The team and I are really looking forward to welcoming customers and Matthew.”