South Australian suppliers are being invited to learn more about the opportunity of working with ALDI Australia.
ALDI Australia is holding a Supplier Open Day on Thursday, 3 October. The day will explain ALDI’s Smarter Shopping approach and the various opportunities it will create when it enters the South Australian market.
Held at the National Wine Centre of Australia in Adelaide, the day will commence at 10am with an introduction to the ALDI business and its unique and dynamic approach to retail. This will be followed by a ‘Meet the Buyers’ session from 11.30am, where suppliers can find out more from some of the buyers and members of the ALDI team.
“Since 2001, ALDI Australia has made a commitment to the communities in which it operates by offering the Smarter Shopping experience – guaranteed high quality products at incredibly low prices every day.
By doing this, we have successfully developed as an organisation, thus resulting in increased employment and growth opportunities for Australian communities.
Our entry into the South Australian market will mean hundreds of millions in capital investment, and over 900 permanent jobs over the rollout of 40 to 50 stores across the state. We are looking to engage with local suppliers who will join us in delivering the Smarter Shopping experience to our customers,” said Viktor Jakupec, Managing Director South Australia.
This Smarter Shopping experience has led to ALDI Australia being voted Australia’s Supermarket of the Year for both 2011 and 2012 in Roy Morgan’s Supermarket Customer Satisfaction Awards and named Australia’s Supermarket of the Year in 2011 and 2012 by Canstar.
ALDI Australia’s strong partnerships with its suppliers means it has been able to make some bold decisions and pioneer many initiatives over the last 12 years. These include: becoming the first Australian grocery retailer to be completely free of artificial food colours across its entire range of food items, the first to earn the Heart Foundation Tick of approval across a large proportion of its exclusively branded products, the first Australian grocery retailer to list all its everyday grocery products and prices online and the first to introduce paid maternity leave for employees.
“Our success comes down to the loyalty of our customers and the long-term partnerships we create with our suppliers who share our vision of delivering high quality products at exceptional value,” concluded Mr. Jakupec.