// Aldi is set to recruit over 100 additional British suppliers next year
// The expansion plans will create 2,000 new jobs next year, following the addition of 7,000 permanent roles filled over the past two years
Aldi has announced plans to recruit over 100 additional British suppliers in 2022, in a bid to accelerate its commitment to increase its spend with British suppliers by £3.5 billion 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.
At present, Aldi’s entire range of fresh meat, eggs, milk and butter comes from British suppliers, with more than 40 per cent of fresh produce also sourced locally.
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In September, the value supermarket chain pledged to invest £1.3 billion into the UK market over the next two years, with plans to add an additional 100 stores to its existing portfolio of 920 supermarkets.
The expansion plans will create 2,000 new jobs next year, following the addition of 7,000 permanent roles filled over the past two years.
This store expansion strategy is also set to widen the number of opportunities for suppliers to provide goods for seasonal ranges in store, as well as permanent listings.
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.”