The number of food manufacturer clients who I speak to continue to give positive feedback about their dealings with Aldi. They are building strong partnerships with a 'no frills' approach to business.
With the growth and store openings planned, they will continue to be the supermarket businesses want to deal with. I am also continuing to hear positive feedback on the value retailers, especially with a number having fridge and freezer units they now have.
The consumer landscape is certainly changing....
Aldi’s rising sales are good news for its food and drink suppliers, as the discount retailer is anxious to promote British brands following the Brexit vote, analysts have said. The discount store is creating strong relationships with British food and drink manufacturers in the wake of the Brexit vote, as British produce becomes cheaper than foreign imports and shoppers are predicted to favour British products. Coinciding with Aldi’s pledge of 70 new stores by the end of 2017, manufacturers could expect a much greater demand for their products. Aldi reported record results, including sales of £7.7bn and a year-on-year growth of 12%, in its financial year to December 31 2015. More than 760,000 new customers shopped at Aldi this year, as the company’s UK grocery-wide market share reached 6.2%, a record high for the discount store.