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Aldi UK says December sales almost £1 billion

Aldi UK says December sales almost £1 billion
FILE PHOTO: An Aldi superstore is seen in London, Britain, September 29, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo   -   Copyright  Peter Nicholls(Reuters)
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LONDON (Reuters) – Aldi UK, the British arm of the German discount supermarket, said on Monday its sales increased to almost 1 billion pounds in December, driven by demand for premium ranges.

The firm, the UK’s fifth biggest grocery chain, said the week commencing Dec. 17 was its busiest-ever, delivering 10 percent sales growth.

Aldi said it opened over 65 new stores during 2018, increasing its total estate to 827. It said it remains on course to achieve its long-term target of 1,200 UK stores by the end of 2025.

(Reporting by James Davey; editing by Kate Holton)

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