Prime Seafoods nets Aldi cod and had­dock deal

The Press and Journal (Inverness) - - BUSINESS - BY KEITH FIND­LAY

Prime Seafoods has landed a £1mil­lion con­tract to sup­ply all 75 Aldi su­per­mar­kets in Scot­land with Marine Stew­ard­ship Coun­cil (MSC)-cer­ti­fied cod and had­dock for an­other year.

The Fraser­burgh-based busi­ness sources its fish from the lo­cal mar­kets in the Broch and Peter­head be­fore pro­cess­ing it into fil­lets.

Man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Ge­orge For­man said: “We’ve been work­ing with Aldi for more than a year, sup­ply­ing stores with the best qual­ity fresh MSCcer­ti­fied Scot­tish cod and had­dock.

“In this time, de­mand from Aldi cus­tomers has grown and, as a re­sult, we’ve in­creased our con­tract by nearly 30%.

“This is great news for shop­pers who love fresh fish, and for the fish­ing fleets and mar­kets in the north-east that we work with on a daily ba­sis.”

Gra­ham Ni­col­son, group buy­ing di­rec­tor for Aldi in Scot­land, said: “Work­ing with the best Scot­tish sup­pli­ers is a top pri­or­ity for us.

“Prime Seafoods is a per­fect ex­am­ple of the way we work in part­ner­ship with amaz­ing Scot­tish pro­duc­ers to get the best qual­ity prod­ucts on our shelves.

“We only stock sus­tain­able fresh Scot­tish cod and had­dock that is never pre­frozen, and Ge­orge’s team at Prime Seafoods de­liv­ers on that de­mand.”

The highly-prized MSC ac­cred­i­ta­tion is widely re­garded around the world as the ul­ti­mate kite mark of re­spon­si­ble fish­ing prac­tices.

Ge­orge For­man is de­lighted with the new Aldi deal

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