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