UK Sushi maker signs supply deal with Aldi

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Ichiban – the UK’s largest sushi manufacturer – to sell one of its new products across popular food store.

In a press release, Suffolk sushi maker Ichiban has announced that it has signed a deal with Aldi to sell one of its new products in stores nationwide.

The company says it has been the UK’s largest sushi producer for over a decade. It moved to its current site in Earl Stonham, Suffolk, UK, in 2007

Ichiban first began working with the chain in May 2018 and currently supplies almost 40,000 Yumie Sushi Snack packs a week.

The new additions to the range have three different variants of Yumie Sushi Snack Pots; Smoked Salmon, Vegetable and Vegan.

Ichiban head of commercial at Ichiban Karen Mitchell said: “We created the Yumie Sushi range at the beginning of the year because we knew that there was growing demand in the food industry.

“People are increasingly aware of ethical and healthier lifestyle choices with a growing number choosing to either follow a plant-based lifestyle or experiment with vegetarian and vegan options.

“Our partnership with Aldi could prove to be transformational for our business and it’s encouraging to see the new range already flying off shelves in store”.

Aldi managing director of buying Julie Ashfield said: “Working with British suppliers has been a key factor in our growth and this is an exciting new partnership.

“We’re seeing huge demand for product innovation like the Yumie Sushi range and it’s great that we can offer this to our customers”.