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.