Aldi to invest £300m in stores after posting record sales increase in 2015

The British arm of Aldi has said it will invest £300 million in its stores after posting a 12% increase in sales to a record £7.7 billion in 2015.

The money will be used to refurbish the store's fixtures for beers, wines and spirits and fresh produce, as well as a new "food to go" feature.

More than 100 stores are expected to be refurbished in 2017.

The German-owned retailer also plans to open 70 new stores in the UK as part of plans to increase the number of supermarkets from 659 to 1000 by 2022.

Chief executive Matthew Barnes said the move was the result of a "listening exercise" involving more than 50,000 shoppers.

Aldi's UK market share rose sharply to 6.2% from 5.6% in the 12 weeks to September 11 2016.