Crowds gather for opening

Store manager Neil Guthrie is joined by pupils from Ladywell Primary as he cuts the ribbon
Store manager Neil Guthrie is joined by pupils from Ladywell Primary as he cuts the ribbon
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Over 170 people queued from the early hours for the opening of the new Aldi store on Mason Street, Motherwell, last Thursday.

The reason for the early risers was the opportunity to get their hands on one of the ‘golden tickets’ on offer to the first 100 customers.

John Devanney took home the star prize of a 22” TV, with other happy customers walking away with prizes such HDMI DVD Players, MP3 Players and much more.

To celebrate the grand opening, Aldi invited children from Ladywell Primary to perform a range of songs for customers, who joined store manager Neil Guthrie in cutting the ribbon.

The new store is one of several that the discount retailer is intending to open across Scotland throughout 2013, and created 20 jobs.

Aldi in Scotland works with around 70 Scottish suppliers to source over 250 products across 45 existing stores.

In addition to the opening day ‘golden ticket’ giveaway, Aldi hosted several of its Scottish suppliers in the Motherwell store on Friday and Saturday.

Store manager Neil Guthrie and his team enjoyed welcoming customers into the new store.

He said: “There was a fantastic buzz down at the store and it was great to see so many people down for our ‘golden ticket’ opening event. “Whilst our DJ host entertained the crowds, the team and I were only too pleased to introduce shoppers to Aldi’s extensive range of products at affordable prices.

“I look forward to welcoming even more customers to our new store over the coming months.”