Aldi boss promises ‘business as usual’ at Christmas despite driver shortage

Giles Hurley, CEO - Aldi UK and Ireland

Aldi boss Giles Hurley has promised customers it will be “business as usual” over the festive period despite the ongoing squeeze on supply chains being caused by the chronic lack of HGV drivers.

There have been stark warnings over recent weeks from grocers and other stakeholders about potential food shortages and empty shelves due to a lack of drivers. 

But Hurley said because of Aldi’s reduced ranges and the fact it employs over three-quarters of its drivers directly, it was more insulated from the issues facing the sector than some of its competitors. 

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