An Aldi employee in East Lancashire is celebrating her work anniversary after 30 years with the supermarket.

Karen Swift first joined Aldi as a store assistant at the Argyl Street store in Accrington in 1993, and she now works in the same role at the Heys Lane store in Great Harwood.

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A well-known face amongst customers and an integral part of the team, Karen has played a crucial role in helping to open the Great Harwood store in 2010, followed by assisting with the pilot Project Fresh works in 2014.

Reflecting on her time at Aldi, Karen said: “Aldi stores have changed a lot over the last 30 years, growing into a modern supermarket that delivers great service and products to its customers, but the focus has always been to keep the costs low.”

When asked what the one Aldi product she could not live without was, she said: “My dessert of choice is the whipped Greek style yoghurt – they are absolutely delicious!”

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Ruth Doyle, regional managing director at Aldi UK, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to all of our staff members and take great pride in celebrating their achievements.

“Employees like Karen have played a key part in our growth and success, and I would like to thank her for her contributions.

“Our colleagues allow us to connect with wider communities and continue to provide the high-quality service that customers keep coming back for.”