Pilgrim's UK secured a new long-term agreement with Aldi to supply fresh pork products from its Kings Lynn facility.
The agreement will run until 2025 and cover a range of fresh packaged hams for Aldi, including wafer thin honey roast ham, cooked ham slices, premium thick cut oak smoked and honey roast ham products.
Kings Lynn is a cooked meat center of excellence for Pilgrim's UK and was the ideal facility for Aldi to utilize for its popular fresh ham range.
An additional 30 jobs have been created following the agreement, with the site also conducting several training sessions for current staff to ensure they are ready to begin production. There is also an opportunity for further recruitment when volumes increase in 2021.
“This is fantastic news for the site and for the local area, securing our future for years to come,” said Andy Shepherdson, Site Director at Pilgrim's UK Kings Lynn. “We have an enthusiastic and hard-working team here at Kings Lynn and as volumes increase in the next few months, there will be further recruitment opportunities to come. We’ll be creating a delicious range of products and I know our colleagues will be very proud to see them stocked on Aldi’s shelves when they next visit."