Scotland’s biggest independent milk producer, Graham’s The Family Dairy, has entered into a new five-year partnership with ALDI.
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 £55 million.
The deal is part of ALDI’s wider commitment to supporting Scottish farmers and sourcing high quality local produce.
Based in Bridge of Allan in Stirlingshire, Graham’s has been working with ALDI since 2010 supplying stores across Scotland and the UK with a range of products, including Skyr yoghurt, Cottage Cheese, and Quark. In Scotland, Graham’s also supplies ALDI with fresh Scottish milk, butter, natural yoghurt, and cultured creams.
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 share. 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.
We look forward to continuing to build and grow our already strong relationship with ALDI, both in Scotland and across the UK, to deliver exceptional quality Scottish dairy products to consumers.”
Graham Nicolson, Group Buying Director ALDI Scotland commented: “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.”