Sir, Aldi is delighted to offer its support of your campaign and its objectives. Collaboration and information sharing will strengthen the industry’s ability to reduce waste throughout the supply chain and complement the efforts Aldi and other retailers are making to increase edible food redistribution.

Since 2012, we have donated surplus food from our stores and regional distribution centres to FareShare and we work closely with our suppliers to provide surplus or damaged stock to Company Shop. But in addition to the social and environmental importance of redistribution, efficiency is a key driver for our business and reducing waste is important to maintain high levels of productivity and low prices for consumers. We look forward to working with The Grocer and our partners in the industry to achieve the campaign’s goals.

Tony Baines, MD buying, Aldi UK