VIDEO: Keen shoppers flock to town's fourth Aldi store

Eager shoppers wait

The Mayor of Warrington officially opened the new store

Peter Jones braved the night to be the first in the queue

Christine Clare was second in the queue

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HUNDREDS flocked to the opening of the new Aldi store in town to be the first through the budget supermarket’s doors today, Thursday.

Keen shoppers could be seen queuing around the shop, located just off Sandy Lane and Winwick Road, to be the first to bag a bargain at Aldi’s fourth store in Warrington.

Some had even camped out all night to make sure they got their hands on one of the one hundred golden envelopes containing a ticket to win prizes including a digital camera and a DVD player. 

The first in the queue was Peter Jones, from St Helens, who had arrived at 7pm on Wednesday to be in with the best chance of picking up a prize.

The 13 hour wait was clearly worth it to Peter, who was not only the first person through the doors to complete his big shop but also went home with a 32" HD TV.

He said: “It was worth it but it’s been a long night. I decided to come to enjoy the laugh with everyone here.”

Christine Clare, of Dean Crescent, pitched up outside the new store at 10.30pm on Wednesday and won a hamper for her efforts.

She said: “It’s great for me as it’s just around the corner. I like Aldi and it can’t be beaten on prices.”

The store was officially opened by the Mayor of Warrington Clr Ted Finnegan with Wolfie also making an appearance to celebrate the shop’s opening.

Clr Finnegan said: “I think the people around here will really benefit from this store. It has had a lot of interest and it is well thought out by Aldi.”

The store, which can be located on the former Fordton Leisure Centre site, will be open from Monday to Saturday at 8am to 10pm and on Sundays from 10am to 4pm.

Aldi has recently hired 55 staff as part of its recruitment drive and is seeking a further 25 workers for its stores across the town.

For more information visit aldirecruitment.co.uk

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10:13am Thu 26 Jun 14

WInwick Pig says...

Oh what a world we live in when the opening of a discount supermarket (and the 4th of this brand in town) whips up such a furore that people decide to camp out overnight, probably when the other 3 stores were open!

Love how the first customer was not even from Warrington!

You're all mad!

:@) Oink
Oh what a world we live in when the opening of a discount supermarket (and the 4th of this brand in town) whips up such a furore that people decide to camp out overnight, probably when the other 3 stores were open! Love how the first customer was not even from Warrington! You're all mad! :@) Oink WInwick Pig
  • Score: 53

11:42am Thu 26 Jun 14

Reader says...

Agreed Winwick Pig lol :)
Agreed Winwick Pig lol :) Reader
  • Score: 17

11:44am Thu 26 Jun 14

Reader says...

PS... there's no video like the 'breaking news' says..... thank god
PS... there's no video like the 'breaking news' says..... thank god Reader
  • Score: 8

2:00pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Melonfish says...

Have you seen the offers on camping equipment aldi have on today?
there's a reason they launch on thursdays.
Have you seen the offers on camping equipment aldi have on today? there's a reason they launch on thursdays. Melonfish
  • Score: 0

3:24pm Thu 26 Jun 14

tojahejome says...

Is this really headline news. Wat a bunch of sad people.
Is this really headline news. Wat a bunch of sad people. tojahejome
  • Score: 16

5:25pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Penketh Pony says...

Some people seriously need to assess their priorities and get a life.
Some people seriously need to assess their priorities and get a life. Penketh Pony
  • Score: 10

6:00pm Thu 26 Jun 14

WInwick Pig says...

Nice to see the new store has had amazing traffic calming effects on Winwick road to.
Man it's toooootal gridlock.


Oink :@)
Nice to see the new store has had amazing traffic calming effects on Winwick road to. Man it's toooootal gridlock. Oink :@) WInwick Pig
  • Score: 8

6:01pm Thu 26 Jun 14

WInwick Pig says...

Here is my extra 'o' I missed for all you spelling OCD fruitcakes.
Here is my extra 'o' I missed for all you spelling OCD fruitcakes. WInwick Pig
  • Score: 1

7:12pm Thu 26 Jun 14

tom19720930 says...

One word-PATHETIC
One word-PATHETIC tom19720930
  • Score: 7

10:04am Fri 27 Jun 14

LeeMc says...

Am I missing something, or is your video just 2 minutes of footage of school children? Not the mayor, not the freaks camping overnight, or even the crowds?
Am I missing something, or is your video just 2 minutes of footage of school children? Not the mayor, not the freaks camping overnight, or even the crowds? LeeMc
  • Score: 4

10:04am Mon 30 Jun 14

ChrisNJ says...

the thing that annoys me. "The first in the queue was Peter Jones, from St Helens, who had arrived at 7pm on Wednesday to be in with the best chance of picking up a prize.

The 13 hour wait was clearly worth it to Peter, who was not only the first person through the doors to complete his big shop but also went home with a 32" HD TV.

He said: “It was worth it but it’s been a long night. I decided to come to enjoy the laugh with everyone here.”"

hes from st helens, do they not have an aldi there? is he going to do his weekly shop at this store? no of course not he went there for the chance of a FREEBIE, and probably wont be seen at the store again in the near future.

Its a mockery, the store is in Longford/Orford in WARRINGTON, not ST HELENS.
the thing that annoys me. "The first in the queue was Peter Jones, from St Helens, who had arrived at 7pm on Wednesday to be in with the best chance of picking up a prize. The 13 hour wait was clearly worth it to Peter, who was not only the first person through the doors to complete his big shop but also went home with a 32" HD TV. He said: “It was worth it but it’s been a long night. I decided to come to enjoy the laugh with everyone here.”" hes from st helens, do they not have an aldi there? is he going to do his weekly shop at this store? no of course not he went there for the chance of a FREEBIE, and probably wont be seen at the store again in the near future. Its a mockery, the store is in Longford/Orford in WARRINGTON, not ST HELENS. ChrisNJ
  • Score: 2

12:26am Wed 2 Jul 14

Stockton Heath Sam says...

Ethiopia are holding a Live Aid concert in aid of the starving people of Longford,please give generously
Ethiopia are holding a Live Aid concert in aid of the starving people of Longford,please give generously Stockton Heath Sam
  • Score: 1

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