The investment, which extends the retailer’s existing long-term partnership with Graham’s, will see fresh Scottish milk continue to be supplied to all 85 stores across Scotland, in a deal worth approximately £55m over the next five years.
The deal is part of Aldi’s wider commitment to supporting Scottish farmers and sourcing high-quality local produce.
Robert Graham, managing director at Graham’s The Family Dairy, said: “Since 2010, we have enjoyed a close working relationship with Aldi and we are delighted to have agreed a new five-year deal to extend this partnership to the end of 2023.
“Long-term thinking, being innovative and fast to market is important to our family business, all qualities which Aldi shares. This is the largest contract we have agreed to date and is worth roughly £55 million over the five-year period. It is also very positive news for our farming partners and around 700 colleagues across Scotland.”
Graham Nicolson, group buying director at Aldi Scotland, added: “This new five-year deal with Graham’s the Family Dairy will allow Aldi to continue to stock milk sourced from local farms in all our Scottish stores. This deal forms part of Aldi’s ongoing commitment to Scottish farmers and the Scottish dairy industry, which forms an integral part of our supply chain.
“Scottish milk and dairy products are among the highest quality in the world, and we hope that, by working closely with local farms, it will help sustain and grow this vital industry.”
Earlier this month, Dairy Crest submitted a planning application for a £75m expansion of its Davidstow creamery in Cornwall.