Budget supermarket chain Aldi has revealed the areas where it wants to open new stores in Suffolk. 

Aldi is currently looking for sites in Bury St Edmunds and Saxmundham as part of its search for freehold town-centre, edge-of-centre and retail park sites suitable for property development. 

The retailer already has supermarkets across Suffolk, including in Ipswich, Sudbury, Stowmarket and Martlesham.

It also has a store in Newmarket Road in Bury, but is on the lookout for a second location in the town.

Richard Thornton, communications director at Aldi UK, said: "We want to make our great value groceries accessible to all, and to do that we need more stores, particularly in towns and areas that don't have an Aldi already".

"The areas we've identified in our latest list are places where there is demand for stores".

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The retailer said it is committed to a long-term target of opening 1,500 stores in the UK and earlier this month it opened the 1,000th store. 

The sites Aldi is looking for should be able to accomodate a 20,000 sq foot store with about 100 parking spaces, ideally near a main road with good visability and access.