Ten new Aldi stores could bring 500 jobs to Wales

Artist impression The distribution centre is expected to be up and running by early 2017

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Supermarket chain Aldi's plans to open a distribution centre and offices near Cardiff could see a further ten stores opened across Wales, creating 500 jobs.

The discount retailer announced last year it was to open a new £56.5m hub at Wentloog creating 414 jobs.

Now the firm says the investment could result in more stores being opened in Wales in the next five years.

The deal was secured with a £4.5m Welsh government grant.

The money will pay for work to prepare land at Capital Business Park for construction of the 40,000 sq m (430,500 sq ft) distribution centre and offices.

The firm said the project would not have been viable without the support, and without it, it would have considered sites in England instead.

Once completed the centre will be a regional hub for the delivery, storage and distribution of products to stores. It will also house management and support staff.

Work has now started and the centre is expected to be open in early 2017.

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