British meat producers receive multi-million-pound pandemic boost from Aldi
Since the pandemic began, British meat farmers have been among those benefitting from greater investment in domestic suppliers, Aldi has claimed.
The supermarket chain said it has spent an extra £1.6 billion with British suppliers since the Covid-19 crisis began. This includes £125 million more spent on British meat, poultry and dairy products as the supermarket sourced 100% of its core range of fresh meat, eggs, butter, milk and cream from homegrown producers.
Aldi has also reaffirmed a pledge made last year to spend an extra £3.5 billion per year with British businesses by the end of 2025.
CEO Giles Hurley said that as the chain continued to grow and open new stores, it was “determined” to ensure that the vast majority of grocery products would come from British suppliers.