A BRAND new Aldi store situated in Ruthin opened its doors to customers this morning.

Standing at 1,315 sqm of retail space, the Lon Gwernydd shop is the first Aldi to open in and around the Ruthin area - with the other nearest sites situated in Denbigh, Rhyl and Mold.

Denbighshire County councillors voted unanimously to grant planning permission for the Ruthin store in September last year.

The new store there will be run by manager Scott Crass (below), along with a team of 28 colleagues who are from the local community.

Denbighshire Free Press:

Pic: Chris Bull/UNP.

Customers visiting the store can safely pick up all the essentials they need.

The Aldi in Ruthin has a number of safety measures in place, including sanitisation stations on entry, Perspex screens at its tills and social distancing reminders in store, as well as a traffic light system in place to control the number of people going in and out of the store.

Speaking this morning, manager Scott Crass said: “It’s been a wonderful morning here at the opening of Aldi Ruthin.

"It was lovely to welcome our new customers into store and I look forward to meeting more of the community in the coming weeks.

“I’d also like to thank our customers for following the social distancing guidelines we have in place to ensure the health and safety of both our customers and colleagues.”

The new store is located at Lon Gwernydd, Ruthin, LL15 1PB and will be open from Monday to Saturday between 8am and 10pm and also on Sundays between 10am and 4pm.

The Ruthin Aldi opening follows on from another one that was opened in Holyhead on Anglesey just a few weeks ago.