Burns Night at Aldi brings Scotland £1m

Burns Night at Aldi brings Scotland £1m

Aldi’s plans to stock Scottish produce across all its UK stores for Burns Night will result in a £1m cash injection for a range of Scottish suppliers.

Aldi is stocking 18 different Scottish products, from fresh haggis and black pudding to Cullen skink and shortbread, in all 627 of its stores across the UK.

This lucrative deal for the Scottish food and drink industry will benefit producers from across the country including Simon Howie, Williams Brothers, McKechnie Jess, Baxters, AG Barr, Bells Food Group and Arran Brewery.

Greenock-based McKechnie Jess is supplying Aldi with fresh haggis for Burns Night, in a deal worth over £100,000 to the producer.

Vic Cameron, sales manager at McKechnie Jess, said: “We have enjoyed a great working relationship with Aldi in Scotland for many years and it’s exciting to now see our products sold across all stores in the UK for Burns Night. We hope customers enjoy all of the Scottish products available.”

Richard Holloway, Scottish managing director at Aldi, said: “It is a great opportunity for our suppliers to showcase their products across the UK and Ireland, helping them to capitalise on a key event in the food and drink calendar.

"Our commitment to Scottish producers reflects the ongoing strength, increasing demand and continued growth of Scotland’s food and drink industry.”