Family farm scores £100,000 Aldi deal

Family farm scores £100,000 Aldi deal

A family-owned Aberdeenshire farm has secured a £100,000 deal to supply Aldi stores in Scotland with their cold-pressed rapeseed oil.

Mackintosh of Glendaveny, who have been growing, cold pressing and bottling the oil on the family farm since 2009, will now see its products appearing in Aldis Specially Selected brand.

Gregor Mackintosh, owner of Mackintosh of Glendaveny, said: “I first had the idea to produce rapeseed oil in Aberdeenshire when I was studying at the Scottish Agricultural College and recognised a gap in the market for this healthy product.

“To have our rapeseed oil on Aldi’s shelves, just a few years later, is a significant achievement.”

Rapeseed oil is hailed for its health and nutritional benefits, containing half the saturated fat content of other vegetable oils and 10 times more Omega 3 than olive oil. 

Richard Holloway, managing director for Aldi in Scotland, said: “Rapeseed oil is continuing to grow in popularity and it’s important to us to source a home-grown version of this product for our customers in Scotland. 

“Working with the best suppliers in the country is a priority for us and we are continually looking for the best quality Scottish produce to stock in our stores at everyday low prices.”