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Scottish News


13 June, 2022

Aldi’s Scottish Sport Fund has returned for its seventh year and local sports clubs across Glasgow can now apply for a share of £50,000. 

The fund encourages people of all ages and abilities to take part in physical activity within their local communities by offering sports clubs the chance to secure essential funding. There are a range of funding tiers available, with one club in the area guaranteed to secure a £2,500 funding boost.  

Since launching in 2016, nearly 500 clubs across Scotland have benefitted from a funding uplift of £290,000 through Aldi’s Scottish Sport Fund, helping to improve community access to sports across the country.  

From gymnastics to football and volleyball to bowling, Aldi’s Scottish Sport Fund is open to any sporting organisation that meets the application criteria. In 2021, Aldi supported a selection of sports clubs across Glasgow and the West including Springhill Boxing Club and Greenacres Young Curlers Club, which helped them fund training sessions and purchase new equipment.  

Richard Holloway, Regional Managing Director for Aldi Scotland, said: “Since launching in 2016, our Scottish Sport Fund has given a wide range of sports clubs the chance to benefit from essential funding to help them invest in much needed equipment and resources.    

“Sports clubs across Scotland have had a really challenging time over the last two years, and I am proud that Aldi’s Scottish Sport Fund gives these clubs a helping hand to continue the fantastic work they do in their communities. 

“Each year, we are blown away by the applications we receive, and I look forward to welcoming more in 2022. I’d encourage any sports clubs across Glasgow to apply and take advantage of this excellent funding opportunity.” 

Aldi’s Scottish Sport Fund is part of the retailer’s wider commitment to help local communities in Scotland, which it also does through its Neighbourly partnership and Supermarket Sweep. 

Sports clubs located across Glasgow have from Monday 13 June to Sunday 17 July to apply for funding. One applicant will be selected to receive £2,500 of funding, two applicants will each receive £1,000 of funding, while several other applicants will each receive £500 of funding towards their sports club. Applications can be made via a form found on https://www.aldi.co.uk/scottishsportfund.  

The Aldi Scottish Sport Fund is open to any sporting organisation in Scotland that meets the application criteria. All applications will be considered by the Aldi judging panel and entrants will be notified of the outcome of their funding application within four to six weeks from the region’s deadline. Please see the Aldi Scottish Sport Fund FAQs and Terms & Conditions for more information.   

Scottish News

The Buffalo Farm Secures Nationwide Deal with Aldi Scotland for its Locally Produced Buffalo Mozzarella

13 June, 2022

Fife Business Reveals Big Ambitions to Overtake Sales of Italian Buffalo Mozzarella

Scotland’s only producer of Buffalo Mozzarella is targeting significant growth in sales in a bid to outperform the original Italian product as it reveals its first supermarket listing.

The Buffalo Farm, Fife, has secured placement across all of Aldi Scotland’s 102 stores, for its innovative product which offers a locally produced alternative to the hugely popular Italian cheese.  

The business began producing its Buffalo Mozzarella less than a year ago, following a huge crowdfunding effort which saw the supplier raise over £800,000 to bring to the product to market. Since then, the product and its producers have gone on to win multiple awards, the most recent accolade awarded to The Buffalo Farm at The Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards where they won Gold in the Large Producer category.

Following the deal with Aldi Scotland, which will see the product join the retailer’s Specially Selected range, The Buffalo Farm expect to triple its production of Scotland’s only mozzarella over the next two years and anticipates sales to the popular value retailer will account for as much as 50% of its total revenue.

Made from the milk of grass-fed water buffalo, which were selected from the best herds across Europe, Scottish Buffalo Mozzarella is sumptuously creamy, full of flavour and has a wonderfully soft texture.

Founder of The Buffalo Farm Steve Mitchell, who has appeared on the likes of BBC’s Farming Life and Gordon Ramsay’s The F Word believes that the Scottish-made cheese can outperform the Italian product, as it has done in Ireland, where locally produced mozzarella is now the most popular choice.

He said: “The Italians are the original creators of Buffalo Mozzarella, and there is no denying the exceptional quality and popularity of their products. While there are of course similarities between the two, there are differences in the taste and texture.

“Scotland is renowned globally for its quality of grass and natural larder. Our buffalo feed on this grass all day long, giving their milk a distinctive flavour and freshness.

“Ever since I purchased my first buffalo, I have dreamed of becoming Scotland’s first producer of Buffalo Mozzarella. My journey hasn’t been without challenge, but to be able to raise £800,000 for its development demonstrates widespread belief in this product. There is clearly an appetite for it, and we have seen in Ireland that the fresher, locally produced cheese is now the preferred choice.

“Aldi Scotland is a central part of our story. Without its support, my vision wouldn’t now be a reality, and we are hugely grateful for the guidance its team has provided to help us bring our product to the people of Scotland.”

Graham Nicolson, Group Buying Director, Aldi Scotland said: “Scotland has some of the most dynamic food and drink producers anywhere in the world, and The Buffalo Farm is a great example of the exceptional innovation we are seeing here in this country.

“Steve and his team have taken a hugely popular product, which has been around for generations, and found a way to make it Scottish, providing a fresher alternative, that is full of flavour. 

“We are excited to be on this journey with them, and to be the first supermarket in the world to offer Scottish Buffalo Mozzarella to shoppers.”

The Buffalo Farm has Scotland’s largest herd of Water Buffalo, with over 500 buffalo freely roaming the hills at Clentrie Farm.

Specially Selected Scottish Buffalo Mozzarella is now available at all 102 Aldi Scotland stores for only £1.69. You can find your nearest Aldi here.

Scottish News


8 June, 2022

Aldi Scotland have had a sweeping success, winning a total of 18 awards across its extensive range of Scottish produce

Aldi Scotland has proudly won 18 awards across it’s Scottish range at this year’s Scottish Retail Food and Drink Awards, including 2 prestigious Platinum awards for their Specially Selected Scotch Ribeye Steak and 12-Year-Old Speyside Single Malt Whisky.

The supermarket, previously voted UK’s Cheapest Supermarket 2021 by consumer champions Which?, proves that quality does not have to be compromised for value.

Helen Lyons, Scottish Retail Food and Drink Awards Co-Founder, said: “My congratulations go out to Aldi for their sweeping success this year, they have shown themselves to be the champions of Scottish sourcing and we were amazed by the quality of the products this year.

Our goal at Scottish Retail Food and Drink is to shine the spotlight on the fabulous produce that Scotland has to offer, these awards are a stamp of excellence and Aldi should be very proud of their many successes this year, especially their two Platinum Awards.”

After an intensive month-long process, involving over 50 expert judges, Aldi swept the board, outperforming all other retailers, winning accolades for products ranging from oatcakes and beer to black pudding and shortbread.

The platinum award-winning Specially Selected Scotch Ribeye Steak was lauded as being worthy of a place on any high-end restaurant menu and the 12-Year-Old Speyside Single Malt Whisky was celebrated as being exceptional value for money and absolutely outstanding quality. 

Graham Nicolson, Group Buying Director, Aldi Scotland, commented: “I am delighted that 18 of our Scottish products have been recognised by the Scottish Retail Food and Drink Awards.  Our success showcases our commitment to offering our customers the best quality produce that Scotland has to offer at an affordable price.

I am delighted that Aldi have been highlighted as leading the way in Scottish sourcing and we are pleased that in such challenging times our strong partnerships with our suppliers have allowed us to continue offering our customers award-winning products, that are affordable for everyone.” 

Aldi lead the way with local sourcing and stock over 450 products from 90 Scottish suppliers and are constantly looking to bring more of what Scotland’s vibrant food and drink industry has to offer to their customers.

 You can find your nearest Aldi here


12-Year-Old Speyside Single Malt Whisky

Specially Selected Aberdeen Angus Ribeye Steak


Specially Selected Oatcake Bites – Lockerbie Cheese

Specially Selected Black Pudding

Specially Selected Jersey Milk

Specially Selected Scottish Aberdeen Angus Ribeye Steak

Specially Selected Scottish Aberdeen Angus Sirloin Steak

12-Year-Old Speyside Single Malt Whiskey


Specially Selected Macaroni Cheese – Ham Hough

Specially Selected Shortbread Rounds – Lemon

Specially Selected Triple Chocolate Tiffin

Eidyn Premium Gin

Memphis Boulevard

Perfect Storm IPA


Specially Selected Chutney – Red Pepper and Paprika

Specially Selected Scottish Ice Cream – Madagascar Vanilla

Specially Selected Strawberry Preserve

Toradh Raspberry Gin Liqueur

For any further information please contact aldipr@bigpartnership.co.uk.

Jennifer Scott – Jennifer.scott@bigpartnership.co.uk – 07772 287 003

Olivia Gibbons – Olivia.gibbons@bigpartnership.co.uk – 07710 305352

Aldi Scotland social channels:

Instagram – @AldiScotland            

Facebook – @AldiScotland

Notes to editors:

About Aldi in Scotland

In 2021, Aldi invested £36 million in six new stores, opening its 100th Scottish store at Hermiston Gait in Edinburgh in November. Aldi recently unveiled plans to invest over £55 million from 2022-2023 as part of their ongoing commitment to Scotland, with a further nine stores planned to open.

£24 million will be invested in Scotland in 2022 with three new Scottish Aldi stores set to open. The new stores, including two in Aberdeen at Countesswells Road and Hareness Road, and one at Greendykes Road in Broxburn will create an additional 150 jobs. This will take the total number of staff employed by the retailer to nearly 3,500 by the end of 2022.

The retailer stocks some of the finest and best value locally sourced food and drink.

Established in 2009, the Scottish Buying Department has enabled Aldi to tap into Scotland’s vibrant agricultural and manufacturing base and build strong and long-standing relationships. Aldi currently works with over 90 local suppliers, stocking 450 Scottish products and is constantly looking to bring more of what Scotland’s vibrant food and drink industry has to offer its customers.

Aldi remains committed to its CSR programmes. The retailer’s Supermarket Sweep initiative will continue to offer support and funding to local foodbanks in 2022. The Scottish Sports Fund programme, which was launched in 2016 with hopes of making sport accessible across Scotland, will also continue. Through the fund, Aldi has donated £290,000 to over 500 local sports.

About Aldi UK:

Aldi is Britain’s fifth largest supermarket with over 960 stores and around 38,000 colleagues.

Aldi is attracting hundreds of thousands of new customers every year with its range of exclusive brands, passing low operating costs on to customers in the form of low prices.

The supermarket believes in making every day amazing and that’s why every single day Aldi delivers on the best possible value for millions of families throughout the UK and Ireland across everything from award-winning fresh produce to world class gin.

Aldi won’t be beaten on price; consistently racks up award after award for quality; treats its suppliers with fairness and respect and recognises the responsibility of supporting valued institutions such as Team GB to demonstrate the importance of health and wellness.

Aldi makes the everyday amazing. But amazing doesn’t happen overnight so that’s why Aldi is making changes to be better every single day, to be Fairer, Greener and Healthier for customers, society and the environment.

That’s Aldi. That’s everyday amazing. The reason they do this? Because Aldi believes that everyone should have access to fresh, healthy, affordable food…it’s a right, not a privilege.

The company’s current achievements and initiatives include:

  • Aldi has been named as the UK’s Cheapest Supermarket for 2021 by consumer champion, Which? and were also the only supermarket to receive Which? In Store Recommended Provider for February 2022.
  • According to The Grocer magazine, Aldi is the UK’s lowest-priced supermarket. A basket of 33 everyday items at the Big 4 supermarkets is on average 19% more expensive than at Aldi (18/03/2022).
  • Research released by Which? in May showed that for a basket of 22 essential items throughout April, Sainsbury’s was 15% more expensive than the same shop at Aldi. The same shop was also 16% more expensive at Tesco.
  • Aldi has a ten-year partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust – Aldi recently achieved its fundraising milestone of £6m ahead of its five-year target, which will go towards helping the trust to reach out to every young person with cancer in the UK. Aldi has also now committed to extending the TCT partnership for a further five years with a commitment to donate an additional £5m over this period.
  • Aldi’s rates of pay are significantly higher than the Government’s National Living Wage and also above the Living Wage Foundation’s recommended national rates. Store Assistants receive a minimum hourly rate of £10.10 nationally and £11.55 within the M25. 
  • Aldi is the official supermarket partner of Team GB and ParalympicsGB ensuring every member of the team has access to fresh healthy Aldi food via monthly shopping vouchers, with two million 5-14-year-olds already learning about the benefits of cooking fresh, healthy food via its Get Set to Eat Fresh education initiative. Aldi has been a partner since 2015 and has extended its commitment to 2025, including the 2022 Winter Olympic games in Beijing and 2024 Summer Olympic games in Paris.
  • Aldi has announced plans to increase the amount of food and drink it buys from British suppliers by £3.5bn a year by the end of 2025 as it continues its rapid expansion across the UK.
  • Aldi works with Community engagement platform Neighbourly to help combat hunger’s devastating effects, as it continues to fight against child food poverty as no child should ever go hungry.
  • Aldi is proud to accept Free School Meal vouchers in its stores for the purchase of food and groceries.
  • Aldi was ranked the best-performing supermarket for compliance with the Groceries Supply Code of Practice for seven consecutive years, underlining its commitment to maintaining fair, predictable and sustainable prices within its supply chain.
  • Aldi was voted Britain’s Favourite Supermarket and Wine Retailer of the Year for the third consecutive time by readers of Good Housekeeping magazine, while its Specially Selected range was voted Favourite Premium Supermarket Range for the second year running.

Full details of Aldi’s awards and achievements are detailed at www.aldi.co.uk/awards