Sligo-based co-op Aurivo has won a new €3.3M contract to supply fresh Irish milk to Aldi stores in Leinster and Ulster.
Under the new contract, Aurivo will provide seven product lines including 1l Milk, 1l Skimmed Milk Enriched with Vitamins, 1l Protein Milk, and 1l Lactose-Free Milk, the discounter said.
Commenting on the announcement, Aldi Group buying director, John Curtin, said, “we are delighted to increase our business with Aurivo who will provide our customers with the high-quality, 100% Irish milk that they love. It has never been more important to Buy Irish and Aldi is committed to supporting its Irish suppliers."
All milk products will be sold under Aldi’s Clonbawn own-brand, with the milk to be 100% farmed and processed in Ireland and featuring the National Dairy Council logo on its packaging.
Aurivo is the second-largest liquid milk processor in the country and has partnered with the discounter since 2013, providing several dairy products including Kilkeely Gold Spreadable Butter 454g, available in stores across Ireland.
The retailer said it is committed to providing its customers with 100% Irish, NDC-approved milk across its store network, and works with several liquid milk processors including Arrabawn Co-op, Strathroy, Lakeland Dairies, and Lee Strand to achieve this goal.
Seamus Hannon, Aurivo national account manager, commented, “Aurivo is delighted to enter into this new contract with Aldi."
"We have a long-term relationship with Aldi, supplying butter and spreads for many years and we are delighted to expand this to our liquid milk business. The contract win will add to the continued success of our Consumer Foods business," he added.
Shorter Payment Terms
Aldi recently announced it is extending its shorter payment terms for suppliers that transact up to €1 million worth of business annually until the end of 2021.
The group said it has also invested more than €3,000,000 in its 'Grow with Aldi' supplier development programme since 2018, which provides an opportunity for small and medium Irish food and drink companies to gain a listing in the discounter's 145 stores.
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