Company Shop and Community Shop
We have an agreement with our suppliers to redistribute any surplus Aldi stock to Company Shop, the UK’s largest distributor of surplus food and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). They purchase surplus stock for retailers and manufacturers and sell them at discounted price to those in need to prevent food going to waste.
They also make a huge impact on communities through their Community Shops. These social supermarkets offer food at low prices in areas of acute deprivation, whilst also providing a social hub for members to seek welfare advice, mentoring and support services, including employment coaching, counselling and family support.
National Farmers Union’s Fruit and Veg Pledge
In 2015, Aldi UK became the first retailer to sign up to the National Farmers Union’s (NFU’s) Fruit and Veg Pledge. This is a commitment to build long-term relationships with growers, honour agreements and contract terms, and help our suppliers waste less by enabling them to align growing volumes more closely to demand.