Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 475 from 2011/11/30
I am supplying Aldi Sud a food item in their private label in big volumes (say about 50 trucks per year). As most German s/m chains they force you to follow very strict rules quality wise (BRC, ISO, IFS, BSCI, SGF etc) but since they buy enormous volumes negotiating with them is unbelievably difficult. They buy really cheap, leaving you with virtually no margin and demand very special care on timing deliveries. Fines are unreasoanbly high for delayed deliveries across Aldi's shops. More or less same happens though with edeka, rewe and real (ja brand etc). Business wise, If you could you should avoid them.