Bosses at Aldi have dropped a major hint that new stores could be coming to Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead.

It comes after rival supermarket Lidl published details of where they hope to open new stores in the coming years.

Included in the plans are proposals for eight new stores across Berkshire, including in Slough and the Royal Borough.

Aldi already has more than 880 supermarkets in the UK - making it the fifth largest supermarket chain - but is on the look out for freehold town centre or edge-of-centre sites that it can develop.

It says each site should be around 1.5 acres and able to accommodate a 20,000 sq ft store with around 100 parking spaces, ideally on a prominent main road and with good visibility and access.

Ciaran Aldridge, National Property Director at Aldi UK, said: “Aldi is growing rapidly and we are welcoming around a million new customers into our stores every year.

“But there are also hundreds of towns across the UK where there is not an Aldi, meaning there are hundreds of thousands of people who can’t easily access the high quality, affordable food our customers love.

“We are willing to explore all opportunities, including developer-led schemes or existing retail units.”