Mushroom growers, Waveney Mushrooms have secured a long term supply deal with Aldi to produce stock until 2021.
As a result of the deal, Waveney Mushrooms plans to invest in its operations and create new jobs.
Waveney Mushrooms operates across the Norfolk/Suffolk border with a farm in each county and plans to invest in packing and growing facilities on both farms.
Aldi has previously worked with the grower for 20 years, supplying over 20,000 tonnes of produce creating 80 jobs in the process.
The company is set to invest a seven figure sum in opening a new farm that will be fit for purpose in October in order to deal with demand from Aldi.
Waveney Mushrooms boss, Jon Fuller, said: “We’ve come a long way since our business began in 1990, and continued investment from Aldi is encouraging us to grow and modernise more than ever before.
“This show of support for British farmers, such as ourselves, as well as their simple ways of working and clear forecasting helps us to grow year on year – in terms of our yield, employees and turnover.”
Julie Ashfield, managing director of buying at Aldi UK, added: “Our approach when working with suppliers is to build a genuine partnership based on trust and fairness. We support British farmers up and down the country, and the relationship we have with Waveney Mushrooms is a good example of this in practice. We look forward to working with them for many more years to come.”