ALDI has revealed plans to more than double its store footprint.

The UK's fifth largest supermarket said it will open 1,200 new stores by 2025, taking its total to 100.

The new shops will be a mix of Aldi's standard-sized shops and smaller "Aldi Local" stores for high streets.

These are around half the size of a typical Aldi and, lacking its popular Special Buys section, carry just 1,500 items.

The supermarket already has more than 800 UK stores.

The locations of the new ones have not yet been confirmed.

Boss of Aldi UK & Ireland Giles Hurley said the firm was 'increasing its focus' on London, where it has a market share of just 3.4 per cent, compared with 8.1 per cent nationally.

"London shoppers regularly tell us they would switch to Aldi if there was one nearby, so there is clearly a significant growth opportunity for us in the capital," he said.

Hurley, who is committing to invest £1billion into new UK stores and distribution centres over the next two years, said: "For almost three decades we've proven that investment equals growth - investment in our infrastructure, our people and our prices."