Lidl Ireland has announced a new, exclusive deal worth €2 million with Carrick Farms.
The new deal will see the Irish family-run farm supply Lidl’s network of 175 stores across Ireland with Irish vegetables, such as cucumbers and cauliflowers.
Carrick Farms secured its first contract with Lidl Ireland in 2015, to supply its nationwide stores with lettuce.
According to the discounter, since then, the partnership has ‘thrived’.
‘Carrick Farms’ family-oriented values and dedication to providing a superior product to customers has resulted in the business flourishing, while still maintaining an authentically Irish establishment and product,’ Lidl added.
Darragh O’Brien, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, visited Carrick Farms and commented, “I’m delighted to see such recognition and investment in local Irish farming from such a prominent retailer as Lidl.
“The current economic climate is presenting serious challenges for producers, retailers and consumers, however, deals such as this will go a long way to helping sustain our local farming communities, enabling them to continue to develop and prosper for many years to come.”
About Carrick Farms
Carrick Farms was founded more than 100 years ago, in the foothills of Rush, Co. Dublin.
Having been involved in farming for five generations, three members of the Carrick family ‘still continue the family farm’s legacy’ today.
From solely family members working the land to now employing more than 40 employees, Carrick Farms continues to ‘go from strength to strength’, now farming over 120 acres of Irish produce annually.
The farmers’ future success will be ‘further solidified’ through the new deal with Lidl Ireland.