A major supermarket chain is hoping to team up with suppliers from Buckinghamshire this calendar year.

Aldi, which has been named as the country’s cheapest store for a third consecutive year, spent approximately £1.3 billion with British suppliers in 2023, which includes some being from the Thames Valley.

The German giants are hoping to team up with more independent business’ within the county.

Julie Ashfield, Managing Director of Buying at Aldi UK, said: “British suppliers are the lifeblood of our business and without them, Aldi wouldn’t be where it is today.

"We will always be at their side.

“Longstanding relationships with suppliers are at the heart of our success and we are proud to work with so many British suppliers, helping to bolster job opportunities and investment in the UK supply chain.”

The call-out applies to all product categories, including food, drink and Specialbuys, and forms part of the supermarket’s ongoing commitment to increase investment in local businesses.

Aldi works with around 5,000 suppliers across the UK and has been ranked as the best supermarket for conducting relationships fairly and in good faith for a record 10 years in the GSCOP annual survey.

Suppliers based in Buckinghamshire interested in working with Britain’s fourth-largest supermarket can visit aldi.co.uk/suppliers/becoming-a-supplier to find out more.

The announcement comes off the back of Aldi recently recording its best-ever Christmas with sales, which eclipsed £1.5 billion.