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Company number: 02321869

Reporting period:
1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020

Warning This information is as reported by the business, and responses are in their own words.

This report was filed on 28 January 2021

and approved by Dan Ronald

Payment statistics

Average time taken to pay invoices: 38 days

Invoices paid:

Invoices due but not paid within agreed terms: 7 %

Payment terms

Shortest standard payment period

14 days

Longest standard payment period

45 days

Standard payment terms

Aldi’s standard payment terms for Merchandise goods are 33 Days from date of invoice. Merchandise suppliers with a turnover of less than £250,000 or €300,000 are paid within 14 days.
Aldi’s standard payment terms for Goods not for resale are 45 days from date of invoice.
Payment is made on the due date by electronic transfer. Payments that fall due on a weekend or bank holiday are made on the next working day.
Credits due to Aldi are offset against the next available payments.
Terms may vary in accordance with individual agreements with suppliers.

Were there any changes to the standard payment terms in the reporting period?


Maximum contractual payment period agreed

63 days

Any other information about payment terms

As part of our ongoing support for small suppliers at this unprecedented time, we have reduced our payment terms so that any supplier with an annual turnover of less than £1m with ALDI Stores LTD will now be paid immediately, until further notice.

Dispute resolution process

Aldi is committed to working with its suppliers in a fair and timely manner to resolve all disputes quickly.
Our purchase orders contain contact details for the Accounts departments to which payment queries should be directed. In the rare event that a resolution cannot be reached, disputes can be escalated to Buying teams and finance leadership.

Other payment information

Has this business signed up to a code of conduct or standards on payment practices? If so, which?

For example, signatories to The Prompt Payment Code must commit to paying 95% of their invoices within 60 days.


Does this business offer e-invoicing in relation to qualifying contracts? This is where suppliers can electronically submit and track invoices. It’s not just allowing suppliers to email them an invoice.


Does this business offer supply chain finance? This is where a supplier who has submitted an invoice can be paid by a third-party finance provider earlier than the agreed payment date. The business would then pay the finance provider the invoiced sum.


Under its payment practices and policies, can this business deduct sums from payments under qualifying contracts as a charge for remaining on a supplier list?


During the reporting period, did the business deduct sums from payments as a charge for remaining on a supplier list?