A family-owned British potato farm in Yorkshire is celebrating 30 years of a successful partnership with Aldi. Located in Dunnington, R.S. Cockerill started supplying potatoes to the supermarket shortly after it opened its first British store back in 1990, making it one of Aldi’s longest supplier relationships, writes Ben Ormsby in a news story for The Business Desk.
The partnership has helped the potato supplier enjoy significant growth over the years, including a £3.5 million facility upgrade, and site expansion, which took place over the last three years. Starting from supplying just one pallet of potatoes with a team of 20, the business now supplies potatoes to over 150 stores across the country and employs over 145 people.
Earlier this year, Aldi committed to spending an additional £3.5 billion with British suppliers annually over the next five years. The pledge will help hundreds of British businesses continue to grow with the supermarket and invest for the future.