Aldi invests £1.3bn in British suppliers

Aldi spent an additional £1.3 billion with British suppliers last year.

The discount retailer said it that it had invested “more than ever” before in British suppliers and growers, who now provide over three quarters of all items sold in its stores.

“British suppliers are the lifeblood of our business and without them Aldi wouldn’t be where it is today - we will always be at their side,” said Julie Ashfield, managing director of buying at Aldi UK. “Longstanding relationships with suppliers are at the heart of our success and we are proud to work with so many British suppliers, helping to bolster job opportunities and investment in the UK supply chain.”

Earlier this week, Aldi launched a new ‘Best of British’ section on its website to encourage shoppers to buy products from UK businesses. The webpage includes a range of grocery items, including meat and dairy products, and everyday essentials.

The company, which now works with around 5,000 suppliers across the UK, has announced a wave of price cuts in the past month.

Aldi said it has now invested over £30 million in lowering its prices in the first month of 2024, with reductions on around 100 lines.

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