Aldi is to hire 5,000 more staff in the UK alone this year and has announced plans to open 80 new stores.
After this expansion, the discount supermarket will have 700 stores and more than 32,000 employees in the UK.
The discounter is the UK’s sixth-biggest supermarket, owning 5.6% of the market share in the 12 months to January, according to analysts at Kantar Worldpanel. As well as this, the company has doubled its market share in the last three years.
Due to the discounted supermarkets being such a success, the big four supermarkets were pushed into a price war.
Jobs available include managers, stock assistants and store staff. Aldi also now owns more of the market share than Waitrose and Lidl.
Tesco shares rose by 1% on Monday, and Sainsbury’s and Morrisons both added more than 3%.