Flynn’s Tomatoes, has won a new five-year contract worth €14 million with Aldi Ireland to supply its 139 stores.
The new deal will see the North County Dublin growers supply Aldi with 10.5 million packs of Irish grown Bord Bia approved tomatoes across eight different varieties, including Piccolo, Sunstream, Vine, Plum, Baby Vine, Cherry Vine and Rainbow Mix.
Under the new agreement, Roterno Vine tomatoes will also launch in Aldi stores in 2020.
Employing up to 20 people during peak season growing, Flynn’s Tomatoes is a third-generation family enterprise and is currently run by father and son team, William and Martin Flynn.
It has supplied Aldi’s stores since 2013.
This long-term commitment by Aldi has provided Flynn’s Tomatoes with the security to invest in and expand its operations in recent years.
“This new long-term agreement with Aldi is a huge vote of confidence in our business," said Martin Flynn.
"The principles of quality, sustainability, experience and taste are all vitally important to our business, helping Flynn’s Tomatoes grow a superior, fresher tomato compared to imported product.”
Flynn’s Tomatoes has been heavily involved in Aldi’s programme to remove and limit unrecyclable packaging from its supply chain, the discounter highlighted.
It became Aldi’s first fruit and veg supplier to remove all non-detectable black plastic trays from its produce earlier this year, replacing them with eco-friendly cardboard trays, saving 250 tonnes of avoidable waste.
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