A SUPERMARKET has announced plans to recruit over 100 additional British suppliers in 2022.

Aldi is encouraging suppliers based in West Sussex to get in touch as it looks to increase its spend with British suppliers by £3.5 billion a year by the end of 2025.

The supermarket is looking for both brand-new businesses and well-established ones.

Aldi’s entire core range of fresh meat, eggs, milk, butter and cream is already sourced from British suppliers, while more than 40% of fresh produce sold is also British.

This latest commitment will help hundreds of small British businesses continue to “grow with the supermarket and invest for the future.”

Giles Hurley, chief executive officer at Aldi UK, said: “We want to meet our customer’s demand for buying British, and by working with British suppliers we get to offer Great British quality products, and at unbeatable prices.

“As we continue to expand as a business, our supply chain needs to grow with us. That’s why we’re now on the lookout for more British suppliers to add to our current partnerships, helping to create even more jobs as well as new opportunities for these businesses.”

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The supermarket announced plans in October to open shops in Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings as well as many other places in Sussex. Aldi opened a new store in Bognor Regis at the end of September.

For more information on becoming a supplier, visit Aldi’s website.

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