Beth Tweddle is among several Team GB athletes to have opened the doors to new Aldi stores up and down the country in recent months, much to the delight of hundreds of queuing customers.
Tweddle, who won Olympic bronze on the uneven bars in London four years ago, cut the ribbon at the opening of Aldi’s new store in Harrogate last month.
To celebrate the opening, Aldi handed out golden envelopes to the first 100 people in the queue, each containing a prize, the list of which included a 40” HD Smart TV, a 10.1” Tablet PC, a Garmin NUVI 56 Sat Nav and a 10” Portable DVD Player.
Shoppers at the store can now benefit from over 132 car parking spaces and can expect to choose from 1,400 product lines at the store, including a range of fresh produce plus a wide range of weekly ‘Specialbuys’.
‘Specialbuys’ occur every Thursday and Sunday and offer customers a range of products from gardening products to electrical items.
Matthew Washbrook, Aldi Store Manager said: “The team and I would like to thank everyone who came along for the store opening this morning.
“The in-store deals proved very popular with our customers, and we look forward to welcoming more new customers to the store in the coming months.
Elsewhere, Team GB freestyle skier James Machon opened a store in his hometown of Sheffield, while skiing teammate Ellie Koyander cut the ribbon at a store in St Neots.
In addition, Philip Hindes MBE - who won Olympic gold in the men’s team sprint in Rio – officially opened Preston’s new store on Queen’s Retail Park.