Aldi pledges billions for British suppliers

ALDI has pledged to increase the amount of food and drink it buys from British suppliers by £3.5bn a year within the next five years.

Giles Hurley, chief executive officer at Aldi UK, said: “We are expecting significant sales growth in 2021 as we open new stores and bring Aldi to more locations across the UK. With the vast majority of our grocery products now coming from British suppliers, our growth will lead to additional jobs and investment in our UK supply chain.”

The discounter has also committed to extending its immediate payment terms for suppliers with an annual turnover of less than £1 million – launched at the beginning of the pandemic – until the end of 2021.