Scots dairy signs £55m supermarket supply deal

Scottish dairy farmers who supply Graham’s The Family Dairy have been given a boost after the milk processor extended its supply deal with supermarket giant Aldi.

The new five-year partnership will see Scottish products worth an estimated £55m flow into the retailer’s 85 stores north of the border.

The supply deal, which has been in operation since 2010, will include fresh milk and butter as well as branded products such as Skyr yoghurt.

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Graham’s managing director, Robert Graham, said: “This is the largest contract we have agreed to date and is worth roughly £55 million over the five-year period.

“It is also very positive news for our farming partners and around 700 colleagues across Scotland.”

The milk processor, based just north of Stirling, has also recently won a court battle to construct a new dairy and housing development near the town.

The planning application was taken to the highest civil court, the Court of Session, after first the local council and then Scottish ministers had blocked the application after it was first submitted in 2014.

Graham’s claims the project will create 500 jobs and give a £65.3m boost to the Scottish economy.

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