Discount retailer Aldi Ireland has announced that it has given contracts to 35 artisan Irish food and drink producers.
Under the agreement, which is part of the retailer’s Grow with Aldi supplier development programme, Aldi will stock 68 new Irish-made products across its 137 stores.
Kicking off on 6th June, Aldi shelves will see a diverse range of products, including cereals, drinks, spices, preserves, baking goods, sauces, dairy goods, cake, fresh fish, ready meals and alcohol.
Developed in partnership with Bord Bia, Grow with Aldi has been designed to help small to medium Irish food and drink businesses secure a retail listing with a national retailer.
Delivers For Everyone
John Curtin, Aldi Ireland Group Buying Director, said that the programme “delivers for everyone involved”.
“Small- and medium-sized producers get the chance to have their product sold nationally, shoppers get to enjoy the best Irish-made products being created and Aldi gets to work with even more Irish food and drink producers,” he said.
The retailer revealed that it is investing €500,000 into the programme this year.
“We are committed to sourcing locally to make sure our customers can shop for the most exciting and highest quality new Irish products at our stores,” Curtin continued.
“68 fantastic products that represent the very best of Ireland’s vibrant food industry will take part in our Specialbuys event. I would encourage shoppers to drop into their local Aldi store to try something new and distinctly Irish.”
Five of the successful products will be given the chance to become core-line Aldi products, winning a contract to be sold in stores across Ireland year-round.
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