MSP Bill Kidd has welcomed reassurance from supermarket Aldi on the provision of Scotch beef in its stores, after he raised concerns on reports that Scotbeef had lost the contract to supply Aldi with its produce.
Raising his concerns during Portfolio Questions earlier this month, the MSP for Glasgow Anniesland said that during this cost of living crisis, it is vital discount retailers continue to offer a wide range of quality products to consumers, including world-class Scotch beef.
Responding to Mr Kidd’s concerns, Aldi wrote to him confirming that they are “currently experiencing a short-term supply shortage of Scotch Beef in our stores” due to a change in supplier, and that they remain “fully committed to sourcing Scotch Beef” reassuring him that the product will be back on shelves in store during the summer.
Commenting, Bill Kidd MSP said:
“Scotch beef is a product of unparalleled quality that everyone should be able to enjoy if they wish – so I welcome this reassurance from Aldi that its customers will soon be able to purchase it from their stories once again.
“This on-going Tory cost of living crisis is continuing to hammer consumers and suppliers in Scotland, which is why it has never been more vital that quality products remain widely available and affordable- for both suppliers and for shoppers.
“I’m sure this reassurance from Aldi will be very welcome to shoppers in my Anniesland constituency, as well as those right across Scotland, who deserve access to the very best of produce that Scotland’s bountiful larder has to offer.”