Aldi Scotland has seen sales of its Scottish food and drink products soar in 2022.
Scottish-made produce accounted for 25% of overall sales in the past year, with several categories witnessing significant growth, including baked treats and confectionery.
Sales of Aldi Scotland’s six pack of Scottish Crumpets (£0.72) rose by 34%, while its six pack of Scottish pancakes (£0.55) increased by 22%. Scottish Scones were also up 18%, and its range of Scottish Butteries 19%.; each of these baked items was created by Ayrshire-based baker Brownings, a long-term supplier of Aldi Scotland.
What’s more, Aldi also saw a record year for its Lockerbie Cheddar, which had a 60% boost in sales in 2022, with its Triangle Oatcakes also increasing by 37%. Other snack and confectionery items which performed well include Finlays Traditional Crisps, up 30%, and its Peppermint Creams and Chocolate Caramel sweets up 34% compared to 2021.
Graham Nicolson, Group Buying Director, Aldi Scotland, said: “The popularity of our Scottish products in 2022 was exceptional – testament to the quality of the produce created by our suppliers and the incredible value Aldi Scotland can offer.
“Our dedicated Scottish buying team was established in 2009 to bring more locally produced goods to market. Over a decade later and we remain as committed to supporting our regional farmers, grocers, drinks specialists, bakers and more, supporting them to reach new customers, while continuing with our promise to customers to offer unbeatable prices on quality food and drink.”