The Lidl supermarket chain has increased its purchases of Spanish potatoes by 15% in 2021, reaching 27,900 tons this year, a new record figure.
Lidl guarantees the presence of Spanish potatoes throughout the year in its more than 630 stores in Spain, a fact that highlights the company's commitment to the Spanish product, as they communicated in a statement.
"Our commitment to the Spanish potato is yet another example of Lidl's firm commitment to the country's agri-food sector and how we increasingly promote its sustainability and development through our purchases," stated the general director of Purchasing of Lidl Spain, Miguel Paradela.
Lidl currently purchases Spanish potatoes from suppliers from autonomous communities such as the Region of Murcia, Andalusia, and Castilla y Leon.
The number one client of the Spanish countryside
In 2020, Lidl purchased more than 1.6 million tons of Spanish fruits and vegetables, of which it exported 84% to some 30 countries. These data consolidate the company as the number one customer of the Spanish agri-food sector and its main export platform.
According to a study by the consulting firm PwC, the supermarket chain already buys more than 16% of all the fruit and vegetables produced in Spain, concentrating up to 14% of all its exports.