Brunch enthusiasts continue to enjoy a full range of 100% Scottish hens eggs at Aldi thanks to cracking success with Aberdeenshire-based supplier, Farmlay.
Now one of the largest egg production units in Scotland, the family business started rearing poultry on a farm in 1946. Farmlay then went on to specialise in eggs in the 1970s, and now packs almost 5 million eggs of the highest quality each week. Farmlay’s Robert Chapman says the secret to their eggs is having happy hens. The business is devoted to the highest levels of bird welfare and ensures it provides the best conditions for its almost-one-million hens.
Farmlay, run by husband-and-wife team Robert and Ethel Chapman along with their son Iain, has supplied Aldi with its finest quality Scottish eggs since 2010 as part of the supermarket’s ongoing commitment to championing Scottish produce. Farmlay has continued to enjoy success over the years thanks to this strong partnership and is Aldi’s sole supplier of Scottish eggs, currently sending almost 2 million eggs to Aldi stores in Scotland each week.
Now in its third generation of family-ownership, Farmlay manages each stage of the production process and even uses its own transport fleet to ensure safe delivery. It works with 23 contract producers and is committed to making sure each egg is enjoyed as fresh as it possibly can be.
Robert Chapman, Managing Director of Farmlay, commented: “We are a proud Scottish company and it has always been clear that Aldi echo our beliefs in championing the best produce that Scotland has to offer. It was definitely one of the main attractions to working with Aldi.
“Their support has been key for our growth over the years, and I am very proud that we are still their sole egg supplier in Scotland. We are so pleased that our delicious eggs are available for customers across the country to enjoy at a fair price.”
Farmlay supplies Aldi with its full everyday range of 100% Scottish eggs, which include Free Range, Golden and Organic. Together with Aldi, it is now working to refurbish its barns to coincide with Aldi’s commitment to be 100% cage-free across all their shell eggs and egg ingredients in products by 2025, due to this commitment, Aldi was awarded the ‘Good Egg Award’ for Compassion in World Farming in 2020.
Graham Nicolson, Group Buying Director, Aldi Scotland, said: “I am extremely proud of our long partnership with Farmlay, which epitomises the kind of companies that Aldi is keen to support – those that produce top quality Scottish produce. I look forward to a long future of working with Robert and his brilliant team.”
The full range of Farmlay’s 100% Scottish eggs are on sale at all 96 Aldi stores as part of their everyday range. You can find your nearest Aldi store here.
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