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A member of Aldi’s Scottish team is celebrating a milestone work anniversary this year having joined the supermarket back in 1996.  

Hilmi Gashi, who works as Store Manager at Aldi’s Wishaw store, has now worked at the supermarket for 25 years, joining two years after the supermarket opened its first Scottish store. 

Hilmi started in Aldi Bellshill as a direct Store Manager hire, which was and remains extremely rare. He then moved to cover the original Wishaw store for six months and then ran the Livingston store for 18 months. Hilmi returned to the ‘new’ Aldi Wishaw store in 2008 and has remained Store Manager there ever since. During his time at Aldi, Hilmi has supported a number of other stores across the country, including time running Carluke.  

Speaking about his long service, Hilmi said: “It has been a privilege to work at Aldi for 25 years. I’ve loved working here and it’s the customers and my colleagues that make the local store such a great place to work.” 

When asked about his favourite products at Aldi, Hilmi replied: “It has to be the Kilmarnock Pie!” 

Richard Holloway, Regional Managing Director at Aldi UK said: “Without the hard work and dedication of our store colleagues we wouldn’t be able to provide customers with the excellent and efficient service we’ve become known for.  

“Colleagues like Hilmi are the cornerstone of our business and I thank him for his continued dedication throughout the last 20 years. Hopefully we work together for many more years to come.” 

For more information, please contact the Aldi Scotland Press Office on:
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