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Aldi transfers salmon business to Young’s

Discounter shifts chilled salmon processing to Fraserburgh plant.

Discount retailer Aldi has transferred its chilled salmon processing contract to Young’s Seafood from rival Marine Harvest, according to reports in The Press and Journal.

The salmon will be processed at Young’s Fraserburgh plant.

The announcement is a complete reversal in fortunes for the seafood processor from last year, when it looked like the plant might close when Young’s Seafood lost a lucrative processing contract with Sainsbury’s to Marine Harvest.

After axing hundreds of jobs, the plant was able to remain open.

The move will mean that all of Aldi’s chilled salmon products which are processed in Rosyth will be transferred to Young’s factories.

It will leave Marine Harvest’s Rosyth plant primarily processing smoked and chilled products for Sainsbury’s.

A spokeswoman for Young’s confirmed to The Press and Journal Aldi had moved some of its production to the firm.

The Press and Journal reported smoked products will be processed at Watermill Road, where about 600 people lost their jobs. Representatives of Aldi were unavailable to comment.

Aldi divides its UK salmon business into two halves, which includes natural portions and salmon and sauce products.

The other half is being handled by Norwegian firm Hofseth International.

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