Aldi to create 200 new jobs in West Lothian

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Discount supermarket group Aldi said that it would be creating up to 200 jobs in West Lothian as it pledged to boost its range of Scottish food and drink produce.

The German-owned grocer, which already works with more than 80 of the country’s suppliers, said the number of products sourced from Scotland would rise from 350 to more than 400 over the next two years.

It also announced plans to invest £22 million in new chill facilities at its Bathgate headquarters – which recently underwent a multi-million-pound extension – in a move that will create up to 200 jobs.

Giles Hurley, the retailer’s managing director for UK & Ireland, said: “We have seen our customer numbers in Scotland increase by a staggering 280 per cent since 2010.”