Aldi has revealed a wish list of new store locations across the UK and has offered a “finders fee” for anyone who can help find a suitable site in Essex.

The supermarket is on the hunt for a new store specifically in Basildon, Brentwood and Rayleigh, so if you know the perfect location, Aldi could reward you.

The German discounter already has more than 960 stores across the UK and is looking for freehold town centre or edge-of-town sites of around 1.5 acres.

It wants sites that are able to fit a 20,000 square foot store with around 100 parking spaces, ideally near a main road with good visibility and access.

Echo: A few Essex locations are being targeted for new stores (PA)A few Essex locations are being targeted for new stores (PA)

The supermarket is offering a finder’s fee for people who successfully recommend a site – including members of the public – of either 1.5 per cent of the freehold price or 10 per cent of the first year’s rent for leasehold sites.

Aldi UK national property director George Brown said: “By opening more Aldi stores, we can provide affordable, high-quality food to even more people.

“But despite our growth in recent years, some people still don’t have access to a local store, which is why it is our mission to continue on with our ambitious growth plans and change that.

“Our finder’s fee is available to anyone who can find Aldi an appropriate property so we’d encourage people to share any suitable suggestions and get in touch.”

Full list of locations that Aldi is targeting for new stores

The full list of potential Aldi locations are:

  • Aldershot
  • Allestree
  • Barry
  • Basildon
  • Bath
  • Birmingham
  • Bonnyrigg
  • Brentwood
  • Cambridge South
  • Cathcart
  • Cheadle
  • Chepstow
  • Chesterfield
  • Chesterton
  • Clarkston
  • Coventry
  • Crawley
  • Dorchester
  • Drylaw, Edinburgh
  • Formby
  • Gerrards Cross/Chalfont St Peter
  • Guildford
  • Harrogate
  • Ladysmill, Falkirk
  • Leicester Fosse Park
  • Lightwood, Stoke on Trent
  • Liverpool
  • Meadowhall
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • North Leeds
  • Ossett
  • Otley
  • Oxford
  • Penwortham
  • Plymstock
  • Rayleigh
  • Runcorn
  • Saltash
  • Scarborough
  • Slough
  • South Normanton
  • St Albans
  • Sunderland
  • Torquay
  • Tunbridge Wells
  • Upton
  • Warrington
  • Warwick
  • Wellingborough
  • West Didsbury
  • Wigan
  • Wilmslow
  • Wombourne
  • Worthing
  • York

To recommend a site, visit the Aldi website here.