A GERMAN supermarket giant is to open a new store in Southampton tomorrow. 

The new Aldi store on Bursledon Road will be swinging its doors open to customers at 8am tomorrow (November 26).

The budget store, run by Store Manager Nick Simpkins along with a team of 40 colleagues from the local community, will officially open for business at 8am.

Aldi will bring 25 new job opportunities to the area and will be open all week.

The store will be open from 8am to 10pm on Mondays to Saturdays, and from 10am and 4pm on Sundays.

Aldi Store Manager Nick Simpkins said: “We’re really looking forward to opening the new store here in Southampton. It’s set to be a great day and it’ll be lovely to welcome our new customers into the store and provide them with access to affordable, high-quality food.”

Local charities and food banks are also being encouraged by the new store to to register with Neighbourly, a community engagement platform that links businesses to charitable organisations in the local community.

Local charities that register will be able to collect surplus food and perishable products - fruit, vegetables and baked goods - up to five days a week. Any charities in the area that would like to partner up with the new Aldi store should email aldi@neighbourly.com.

As previously reported, Aldi have made a bid to transform a Southampton B&M store. 

Plans to build a new Aldi, which could be replacing a Southampton B&M store, have been submitted to Southampton City Council.

The plans have been unveiled by the German supermarket giant, which plans to take over the B&M store on Auckland Road in Millbrook.

The plans have been met with support from members of the surrounding area, with residents stating the store would be a "major plus".

However, concerns have been raised regarding the extra traffic that could be brought into the area, adding to the already existing air pollution.