Aldi has announced plans to recruit over 100 additional British suppliers in 2022.
The move comes part of the discounters commitment to increase its spend with British suppliers by £3.5 billion a year by the end of 2025.
This also forms part of Aldi’s push to further increase the number of products it sources from the UK across all product categories, including food, drink and ‘Specialbuys’.
Currently, its entire core range of fresh meat, eggs, milk, butter and cream is already sourced from British suppliers, while more than 40% of fresh produce sold is also British.
According to the grocer, this latest commitment will help hundreds of small British businesses continue to grow with the supermarket and invest for the future.
“We are incredibly proud of our support for British suppliers, and excited for our supply chain partners to grow with us,” Aldi UK chief executive officer Giles Hurley said.
“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.”
Earlier this year, Aldi committed 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 sites.
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.