Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Sevenoaks, Kent

In 2017 supermarket wars begun in Sevenoaks between Waitrose and Aldi. Waitrose objecting to a new Aldi being built in Sevenoaks – with fears it will destroy its business.

The discount shop chain submitted a planning application on June 20 to build a new store on Otford Road. But upmarket food retailer Waitrose submitted a letter of objection to the proposals on Monday (July 24).

Waitrose is concerned that the proposed 1,583 square metre out of centre Aldi store will have a detrimental impact on the existing Waitrose stores, particularly the Sevenoaks store, which will in turn harm the vitality and viability of the town centre.

United Kingdom
51° 16' 20.676" N, 0° 11' 27.2328" E
Kent GB

Campaign Updates
Sevenoaks, Kent

24 July 2017
Waitrose objects to Aldi plans