Aldi’s Harrogate branch celebrates local hero’s Olympic win

Olympic hero Jack Laugher now has his very own golden checkout at Aldi’s Harrogate store to match his Rio Gold Medal.

The 21-year-old made history alongside diving partner Chris Mears earlier this month by securing Team GB’s first ever gold medal victory in the men’s synchronised three-metre springboard final.

In honour of the Yorkshire native, Aldi has transformed one of the checkouts gold at its Harrogate store. 

Aldi is the first supermarket sponsor of Team GB. To commemorate Hack’s triumph, visitors to the Harrogate have been checking out their items on the winner’s till.

Jack is an Aldi Team GB ambassador and was among over 650 Team GB members to receive £25 of vouchers per month to spend in-store during the run up to the Games. Aldi supported the Team GB athletes by ensuring they had access to fresh, affordable, Great British food as they fuelled their performances on the road to Rio.

The grocery multiple handed out over a total of £145,000 in vouchers to spend in store. Team GB members including Sally Conway, Jazz Carlin and Samantha Quek were spotted in Aldi stores all over the country, picking up a variety of fresh produce.

Tony Baines, joint managing director of corporate buying at Aldi, commented: “Everyone at Aldi is extremely proud of all of the Team GB athletes and we’re thrilled to have seen one of our ambassadors win a gold medal. We absolutely wanted to do something to celebrate – and turning one of our tills gold at Jack’s local store will help us and our customers celebrate this victory.”

In addition to supporting the athletes, Aldi and Team GB’s ‘Get Set to Eat Fresh’ initiative has been helping young people understand the pleasure of cooking and eating healthy meals, while gaining the skills they need to feed themselves using fresh, nutritious ingredients.. Up to now, over 1,900 schools have taken part in the scheme.

Aldi is the UK’s sixth largest supermarket chain with over 620 stores and over 28,000 employees.

 

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