Ayrshire food firm lands £625,000 ALDI deal

The deal will see the Ayrshire-based firm supply ALDI with a range of Scottish pork sausages and chipolatas made using Specially Selected pork approved by the Scottish SPCA.

The team at Robertson’s Fine Foods has been working with ALDI since 2012, supplying a range of pork products, including Ayrshire middle bacon, smoked pork loin and smoked ham hough.

The new sausage deal will grow Robertson’s Fine Foods’ business with ALDI by 175% and take the total value of the relationship to more than £1m a year.

In June this year, ALDI outlined a commitment to increase its range of Scottish products from 350 to more than 400 in the next two years.

Barry Robertson, business development manager at Robertson’s Fine Foods, said: “For five generations our family business has upheld a local Ayrshire tradition of producing the very best Scottish pork products, and through our relationship with ALDI thousands of Scottish shoppers have had the chance to try our range.

“We’re incredibly proud that our products are on ALDI shelves throughout the country and look forward to growing our partnership further over the coming years.” 

James Withers, chief executive, Scotland Food & Drink, added: "Scotland Food & Drink works hard to ensure the best Scottish products are available for consumers to buy and, as it is Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight, it is fantastic that consumers will now be able to stock up on Robertson’s Fine Foods products at ALDI. 

"We know from our extensive research that 70% of Scots believe food produced here is of higher quality than elsewhere and almost half of Scottish shoppers say they will try to buy even more local food in the future. It is great that ALDI's commitment to Scottish producers will help to meet this demand.

"I applaud ALDI's approach to sourcing Scottish and I am delighted they are introducing another of our member’s products to their stores across the country."

Published: 05 September 2017

Article by Bryce Wilcock
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