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Tesco Renews Country Crest's Contract In €62.5m Deal

Country Crest and Tesco Ireland today confirmed a further extension of a long-standing 20-year relationship with a two and a half-year contract worth €62.5 million.

The agreement, until September 2022, will see Tesco source over 35,000 tonnes of potatoes, onions and sweet potatoes annually from the agri-business.

"While the Covid-19 pandemic has been challenging for everyone, the team at Country Crest have worked hard to react to increase in demand for potatoes," said Joe Manning, commercial director, Tesco Ireland.

"The dry weather of late means that planting and sowing has gone well, and new-season crops are on target. This should see us deliver new-season Irish potatoes to stores and online by mid-late May."

Job Security

The fourth-generation business is led by Gabriel and Michael Hoey and currently employs more than 120 people at its production and farming divisions.

The North County Dublin-based vegetable grower also sources directly from a further 50 farming families across Ireland.

Commenting on the deal, Country Crest Director, Gabriel Hoey, said: "This offers our business, our work colleagues and our network of professional growers some very welcome security into the future."

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