Affordable supermarket chain Aldi has scooped the 'Top Grocer Award' for its vegan food options.
The award , which was bestowed by animal-rights charity PETA, praised the retailer for its 'wide variety of signature-brand vegan food offerings' and 'for promoting compassion for all animals'.
Over the last few years, Aldi has launched a plethora of vegan-friendly foods including veggie burgers, hot dogs, meatless meatballs, vegetable potstickers, and eggplant ravioli.
It has also released an array of dairy-free cheeses, healthy plant-based milks, vegan ice cream, and a range of plant-based ready meals titled 'I Am Vegan'.
'Deserves to be recognized'
In a statement sent to Plant Based News, PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said: "ALDI recognizes that consumers today care about animal welfare, their own health, and the impact that a meat- and dairy-heavy diet has on the environment—and it deserves to be recognized for offering shoppers a host of tasty vegan foods.
"These are times when consumers are contemplating numerous changes in their lives, and many of them, especially young people, do not want their money to support slaughterhouses and factory farms."