EXCITEMENT is in the air as a major supermarket chain confirmed it will be opening in Slough next year.

Aldi announced it will welcome customers to its new branch on Farnham Road, which is set to open in spring 2023.

This comes after the supermarket reported it is looking to open more than 100 stores in the UK over the next two years, with Slough being one of them.

Aldi 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.

There’s lots of speculation as to where it is currently planning to go along Farnham Road.

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Social media rumours have said it could either be moving into the old Sainsbury’s site and others have said it may be taking over the Pets At Home unit.

The Observer has seen a planning application which suggests Aldi might move into the Pets at Home site, but Aldi has not yet responded to our request of confirmation.

Some of our readers reacted to the announcement on social media earlier this week.

Karen Rose said: “Good replacing a supermarket for a supermarket and an Aldi is needed.”

Rizzi Hussain said it was good Aldi will be opening in the town but added next year is “ages away”.

John Carter said it will be “something useful” in Slough.

“Aldi do some pretty good quality food for the money,” he said.

“I’d rather this than a takeaway shop or more flats.”

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Tracy Belcher said: “I’d go past Lidl to get to Aldi, they do a much more consistent range and their multipacks can’t be beaten.”

Sonya Brooks said: “Finally something different on the Farnham Road need more shops to open instead of b****** takeaways.”

Khalid Khan explained the addition is “very good” and Naima Ibrahim added “finally”.

Ben Gray: “Well it beats flats.”