Aldi Sud's UK outpost is planning to invest GBP 600m on refurbishing its UK store network as well as building a new Distribution Centre (DC) in Barnsley. It will also open 60 new stores next year as well as its second convenience stores in Tooting Bec, South London. It will have 24,000 staff at the end of 2014 vs 12,000 in 2012 as it continues to grow. This is in addition to the previously announced new DC which will open in Cardiff in 2016.