A BUDGET supermarket has confirmed it will open a new store in the Gorbals next month. 

Aldi will open the doors to its Crown Street Retail Park shop on Thursday, July 2, from 8am. 

The new store will be run by manager Matt McGarvey along with a team of 24 colleagues from the local community.

He said: “We can’t wait to open the doors to the new Aldi store on Crown Street.

"It’s set to be a special day, and will allow the local community access to their essential items, as well as maybe picking up a treat from our middle aisle.

“The team and I are looking forward to seeing our new customers in store, and look forward to welcoming them from Thursday, July 2."

The new Aldi store is calling on local charities and food banks in Glasgow to register with Neighbourly, a community engagement platform that links businesses to charitable organisations in the local community. 

Local charities that register will be able to collect surplus food and perishable products, such as fruit, vegetables and baked goods, up to five days a week. Any charities in the area that would like to partner up with the new Aldi store should email aldi@neighbourly.com.