Aldi has announced plans to recruit over 100 additional UK suppliers in 2022, in a bid to accelerate its commitment to increase its spend with British suppliers by £3.5bn a year by the end of 2025.
This forms part of the supermarket’s push to further increase the number of products it sources from the UK across all product categories, including food, drink and Specialbuys, it said.
Aldi’s entire core range of fresh meat, eggs, milk, butter and cream is already sourced from British suppliers, while more than 40 per cent of fresh produce sold is also British, the supermarket said.
The retailer said it spent a total of £9 billion with UK companies last year and is opening on average one new store a week, increasing the number of opportunities for suppliers to provide products for its seasonal product ranges and Specialbuys, as well as permanent listings.
This latest commitment will help hundreds of small British businesses continue to grow with the supermarket and invest for the future, Aldi said.
Giles Hurley, chief executive officer at Aldi UK, said: “We are incredibly proud of our support for British suppliers, and excited for our supply chain partners to grow with us. That’s why we’re now on the lookout for even more British suppliers to add to our current partnerships, helping to create even more jobs as well as new opportunities for these businesses.”
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