Aldi is calling on Renfrewshire residents to have their say on any locations where they would like to see a new store.

The supermarket giant has launched a nationwide initiative to pinpoint prime spots for new branch openings.

The areas which have the most suggestions will then be considered as part of  the company’s commitment to building hundreds of new stores across Britain.

Jonathan Neale, managing director of national real estate at Aldi UK, said: “We want to make high-quality food accessible to all, but there are still some areas that either don’t have an Aldi or have potential for more stores.

“We’ve identified some key places where there is demand for more stores already, but now we are calling on the public to share their views.

"This will be used to help inform our property search over the coming years.”

The UK's fourth-biggest supermarket says it has been on a rapid expansion drive in recent years and has seen its popularity soar as shoppers switch to it for its "lower prices" and "great quality" amid the cost-of-living crisis.

The retailer currently has more than 1,000 stores – including five in Renfrewshire - and is committed to continuing towards its long-term target of more than 1,500 stores across the UK.

Some areas in Scotland that have already been identified by the supermarket as places requiring new stores include Cathcart and Springburn in Glasgow, Clarkston, Glasgow Fort, Bonnyrigg, Barnton in Edinburgh, Blantyre, Newhouse, Dumbarton and Ladysmill in Falkirk. 

Those wanting to put their town forward to be considered should contact the supermarket by emailing, clearly stating their postcode and why they believe their area needs a new Aldi store.

Aldi is asking for suggestions to be submitted by May 31, with the supermarket planning to update customers on the results and its latest priority ‘wish list’ later this year.

For more information on Aldi’s nationwide site requirements, click HERE.