A POPULAR supermarket has released a list of 17 sites where they hope to build new stores.

German supermarket giant Aldi has announced it will open 100 new stores across the UK over the next two years.

As many of 17 of those could be in and around the Hampshire area.

The supermarket has pledged to invest £1.3 billion by 2023 in a bid to further grow its retail estate, as it continues to push ahead with plans to open an average of one new store a week.

The areas in Hampshire where it is currently looking for sites include Southampton, Totton and Eastleigh.

Aldi, which now has more than 920 stores across the UK, is searching for freehold town-centre or edge-of-centre sites suitable for property development.

The supermarket says it is on the lookout for sites that are big enough to accommodate a 20,000 sq ft store and around 100 dedicated parking spaces, preferably on a prominent main road and with good visibility and access.

Additionally, Aldi will also be investing in the development of new and expanded distribution centres.

The full list of locations it is targeting in and around Hampshire are:

  • Farnborough
  • Bordon
  • Portchester
  • Portsmouth
  • Aldershot
  • Petersfield
  • Aldershot
  • Basingstoke
  • Andover
  • Eastleigh
  • Hedge End
  • Lymington
  • New Milton
  • Ringwood
  • Southampton
  • Totton
  • Winchester