In a bid to find out who the people of Harrow would like to replace Iceland supermarket in the town centre, which is closing down on May 6, members of the Harrow Online Group on Facebook were asked to vote in a poll. With a whopping 37% of the votes, Aldi was the clear winner of the poll.
The poll, which received over 340 votes, showed that the people of Harrow are looking for affordable and good-quality grocery options. In second place was Asda, with 15% of the votes, followed by Waitrose with 12%.
The Harrow Online Group has over 36,000 members, making it a significant representation of the local community’s opinion. The poll results indicate that the people of Harrow are ready for new options in the town centre.
As the community prepares to bid farewell to Iceland, which has been a part of the town centre for years, the focus now turns to which supermarket, or indeed other business, will take its place. With Aldi being the clear favourite, it remains to be seen if the supermarket chain will consider opening a store in the town centre.
Some members of the group also questioned whether another type of business may be more suited to the unit, which is based on Station Road, and options like Homebase and B&M were mentioned in the group.
The poll results have sparked a discussion on social media, with many expressing their excitement at the prospect of who will take it over, whilst others have expressed their disappointment that their preferred supermarket did not win the poll.
The poll results have shown that the people of Harrow are looking for affordable and quality grocery options, and it will be interesting to see what business ultimately takes over the space left by Iceland.