Aldi have cleaned up at the Grocers Own Label Awards 2021
Aldi Scotland have scooped 15 awards for its own label products at this year’s Grocer Own Label Awards.
The supermarket, which also won Festive Retailer of the Year, achieved five gold, seven silver and three bronze awards, in a variety of categories for its high-quality range of Scottish own-label products.
The Grocers Own Label Awards celebrates pioneering and creative own-label supermarket products. These products are judged on 10 criteria to assess the best own-label products of the year, including overall appearance, flavour, quality, value and packaging innovation.
Each of Aldi Scotland’s products are sourced from Scottish suppliers, ensuring that customers are always guaranteed to find tasty, fresh produce at great prices.
Aldi Scotland’s premium Specially Selected range was widely praised with its Scottish Pork Sausages with Honey & Arran Mustard, its 36-day aged Scotch Aberdeen Angus Sirloin Steak, and its Tomato and Chorizo Soup, among the products recognised with a Gold Award. While its Dark Chocolate Ginger Biscuits, Double Cream Madagascan Vanilla Ice Cream, and Scottish Streaky Bacon were successful in picking up silver awards.
Graham Nicolson, Group Buying Director, Aldi Scotland, commented: “This is a fantastic achievement which is testament to the outstanding efforts of our buying team here in Scotland.
“Our main ambition north of the border is to expand our work with Scottish suppliers. To have such a diverse range of products featured in the awards speaks to the versatility of talent of our Scottish producers, and I would like to thank everyone who has been a part of this journey with us.
“Product development is always on our mind, and we are constantly exploring new ranges and offerings to keep our customers excited. The bar has been set high in 2021, but we look forward to seeing what 2022 will bring.”
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. The Buying team has grown from four to 30 members of staff, all of whom are committed to increasing the number of Scottish products available in stores to over 500 over the next two years and bring the best of Scotland’s larder to its customers.
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Full list of awards:
Specially Selected Honey & Arran Mustard Scottish Pork Sausages (400g, £1.99)
Specially Selected 36 Day Aged Scotch Aberdeen Angus Ribeye (227g, £4.99)
Specially Selected 36 Day Aged Scotch Aberdeen Angus Sirloin (227g, £4.49)
Specially Selected Caramelised Red Onion & Balsamic Vinegar Chutney (310g, £0.99)
Specially Selected Tomato & Chorizo Soup (440g, £0.75)
Specially Selected Dry Aged Steak Burger (340g, £2.49)
Specially Selected Black Pudding (200g, £0.99)
Specially Selected Dark Chocolate Ginger & Orange Biscuits (150g, £0.99)
Specially Selected Dark Chocolate Ginger Biscuits (150g, £0.99)
Specially Selected Double Cream and Madagascan Vanilla Ice Cream (500ml, £1.99)
Specially Selected Scottish Smoked Streaky Bacon (240g, £1.99)
Eidyn Gin (70cl, £19.99)
Galloway Beef Joint with Ayrshire Bacon (950g)
Specially Selected Steak & Ale Pie (250g, £1.99)
Six States NEIPA (440ml, £1.59)
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