Supermarket chain Aldi has committed to increasing its spend with UK-based food and drink suppliers by £3.5bn over the next five years.
The German-owned company said it is investing £500m in new and upgraded stores, distribution centres and its supply chain in 2021, which will create over 4,000 jobs.
The company currently spends annually £8bn on UK-based suppliers, which covers 75% of its food and drink sales.
Aldi UK chief executive, Giles Hurley, said: "We are expecting significant sales growth in 2021 as we open new stores and bring Aldi to more locations across the UK.
"With the vast majority of our grocery products
link source - Business Live News