The Range, Aldi and Asda announce new stores will open in 2023

It has been a tumultuous year for the British high street, with multiple beloved brands announcing store closures and cutbacks.

However, there is good news for three favourites as they prepare for a host of store openings before the end of the year and beyond.

The Range

It has been a busy 2023 for variety retailer The Range after they rescued the Wilko brand and subsequently announced that the administration-hit brand would make a physical return to high streets.

Now The Range are adding to their own 180 plus strong portfolio of UK stores by opening five brand-new stores before the end of the year.

Walkden will be getting a new The Range store at Ellesmere Retail Park, opening on November 24, while a trio of new branches will be opening on December 1 in Cwmbran, Leamington Spa, and Chelmsford.

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Oswestry, Shropshire, will also be opening the doors to a new The Range on December 8 – the store will be located on Oswald Road.

The Range stores opening soon – full list

  • Ellesmere Retail Park, Walkden – November 24
  • Llewellyn Walk, Cwmbran – December 1
  • The Shires Retail Park, Leamington Spa – December 1
  • High Street, Chelmsford – December 1
  • Oswald Road, Oswestry – December 8


Budget-friendly supermarket chain Aldi is gearing up for the festive period by opening a further eight new stores before Christmas.

This comes after brand-new stores in Portsmouth (Pompey Central Retail Park) and Stockton (Portrack Lane) both opened their doors to customers for the first time on November 2.

The next Aldi to open will be located at Fforestfach Retail Park in Swansea, and is set to start selling goods from tomorrow, November 9.

A store located in Farnborough Gate, Farnborough is set to open on November 16, while another location is due to open in Causeway Park, Staines on November 23.

Further stores are set to open in West Bridgford, Reading, and Coventry in November, and branches in Chadderton and Cumbernauld are scheduled to open in time for Christmas.

George Brown, Real Estate Director at Aldi UK, said: “We’re welcoming more and more customers through our doors each week, which is why we’re investing in new stores up and down the country to bring our great value groceries to even more people and meet the growing demand for Aldi.

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“Shoppers know they’ll always get more for their money when they shop with us, and we’re confident Aldi’s success will continue to grow.”

Aldi stores opened in November:

  • Pompey Central Retail Park, Portsmouth – opened November 2
  • Portrack Lane, Stockton – opened November 2

Aldi stores opening before Christmas – full list:

  • Fforestfach Retail Park, Swansea – opens November 9
  • Farnborough Gate, Farnborough – opens November 16
  • Causeway Park, Staines – opens November 23
  • The Becket Way, West Bridgford – opens November
  • Gateway Retail Park, Reading – opens November
  • Alvis Retail Park, Coventry – opens November
  • Broadway Green, Chadderton – opens before Christmas
  • Westway Retail Park, Cumbernauld – opens before Christmas


Asda is set to open more than 350 branches of its Asda Express convenience stores across the UK.

This includes a plan to convert 116 convenience stores and attached petrol station forecourts acquired from the Co-op Group last year in a £438million deal.

So far 11 acquired stores have already opened, with plans for the remaining 105 acquired stores to open as Asda Express convenience stores by March 2024.

Mohsin Issa, Asda’s co-owner, said: “The launch of our conversion programme is an incredibly exciting moment for our business and accelerates our presence in the fast-growing convenience market. 

“We look forward to bringing Asda’s great value in fuel and groceries to many more communities across the UK and to welcoming over 2,000 former Co-op colleagues to the Asda family in the coming months.”

Asda Express locations coming to the UK – full list:

  • Chellaston Road, Derby
  • Birdholme Derby Road, Chesterfield
  • Blurton Road, Stoke-on-Trent
  • Merestones, Birmingham
  • Bridgnorth, Shropshire
  • Parkside, Lincolnshire
  • Dacorum, Hertfordshire
  • Millfields Road, Wolverhampton
  • Toll Bar, Grimsby
  • Moreton, Cheshire
  • Bredbury, Stockport
  • Hessle Road, Hull
  • Ealing Road, Wembley
  • Stratford Road, Warwick
  • Ringwood Road, Southampton
  • Chamberlain Street, Wells, Somerset
  • Oxford Road, Banbury
  • Oxford Road, Uxbridge
  • King Street, Weymouth
  • Henllys Way, Newport
  • Frimley Road, Camberley
  • Station Road, Wallingford
  • Evesham Road, Cheltenham
  • Watford Way, London, Greater London
  • Harlescott Ln, Shrewsbury
  • New Chester Road, Birkenhead
  • East Street, Warminster
  • London Road, St Albans
  • Widney Road, Knowle, Solihull
  • Reading Road South, Fleet, Hampshire
  • Stroud Road, Tuffley, Gloucestershire
  • Bridge End, Hexham
  • Deeside Industrial Estate, Deeside
  • Longley Lane, Manchester
  • Coventry Road, Solihull
  • Cowbridge Bypass, Cowbridge
  • Montagu Road, Discovery Park, Sandwich
  • Buckingham Ring Road, Buckingham
  • Parkgate Road, Chester
  • Newcastle Road, South Shields
  • Exeter Road, Crediton, Devon
  • Wrexham Road, Chester
  • Lomondgate Drive, West Dunbartonshire
  • Watling Street, Dordon, Tamworth
  • Rooley Lane, Bradford
  • West Knoyle, Warminster
  • Southampton Road, Salisbury
  • Wilderspool Causeway, Warrington
  • Buxton Road, Stockport
  • A4042 Roundabout, Pontypool
  • Sandy Lodge, Northwood, Middlesex
  • Dorchester Road, Wimborne, Dorset
  • Franche Road, Kidderminster
  • Salisbury Road, Salisbury
  • Worksop Road, South Anston
  • Beverley Road, Hull
  • Stow Road, Moreton-in-Marsh
  • Shaw Lane, Leicester
  • Wolverhampton Road, Codsall
  • London Road, Cheltenham
  • Groby Road, Leicester
  • Audley Avenue, Stretford
  • Rochester Road, Gravesend, Kent
  • Stamford Street, Ashton Under Lyne
  • Nunney Catch, Frome, Somerset
  • Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwickshire
  • Currock Road, Carlisle, Cumbria
  • Buxton Road, Stockport
  • Newhay Road, Rochdale
  • M74 Northbound, Between J5 & J6, Hamilton
  • Norton Way North, Letchworth, Hertfordshire
  • Wigton Road, Carlisle
  • Wellington New Road, Stockport
  • High Street, Wootton Basset
  • Junction A5/55 Expressway, Bangor, Gwynedd
  • Harp Road, South Petherton, Somerset
  • London Rd, Glasgow
  • Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove
  • Wrexham Road, Rhostyllen
  • Leyland Road, Penwortham
  • Mackworth Island, Derby
  • Ridge Road, Southampton, Hampshire
  • Lutterworth Road, Nuneaton
  • Manchester Road, Nelson, Lancashire
  • Bury Old Road, Whitefield, Manchester
  • Bradfield Road, Stretford, Manchester
  • Strensham Service Area, M5 Northbound J8, Worcestershire
  • A47 East Bound/Crowland Road, Eye, Peterborough
  • Trafford Road, Salford
  • Lamplugh Road, Cockermouth, Cumbria
  • Dudden Hill Lane, Willesden, Greater London
  • Wilbraham Road, Fallowfield, Manchester
  • Toft Road, Knutsford
  • Churchill Way, Macclesfield
  • M74 Southbound, Between J5 & J6, Bothwell
  • Heston Road, Hounslow, Greater London
  • Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, Lancashire
  • Muller Road, Bristol City, Bristol
  • Lillyhall Service Station, Toll Bar, Distington
  • Trafford Centre, Manchester
  • Uttoxeter Rd, Uttoxeter
  • M6 South Bound, Stone, Staffordshire
  • Bridge Lane, Penrith, Cumbria
  • Newcastle Road, Crewe, Cheshire
  • Oxford Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire
  • Milford, Godalming, Surrey
  • Mansfield Road, Heath, Chesterfield
  • Wareham Road, Wimborne, Dorset
  • Lytton Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire
  • A27 Arundel Road, Chichester, West Sussex
  • Fletchamstead Highway, Coventry
  • Longcauseway, Bolton
  • Broadway, Horsforth, Leeds
  • Havant Road, Hayling Island, Hampshire
  • A45 East Bound Nene Valley Way, Northampton
  • Armley Road, Leeds
  • Easington Road, Stockton, County Durham
  • Carlton Road, Nottingham
  • Otley Road, Leeds
  • Burnley Road, Sowerby Bridge
  • Bath Road, Bournemouth, Dorset
  • Ropery Lane, Chester Le Street

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