Aldi today (4 April) revealed that it is investing €500,000 in a new supplier development programme.
The Grow with Aldi programme was announced as new research from Core Research found that 'buying Irish is more important than ever for Irish consumers, with 78% of Irish shoppers always choosing an Irish made product over a similar imported option,' the German retailer said in a statement.
Grow with Aldi is seeking applications from small to medium Irish suppliers nationwide to enter their products to win a place on the mentoring programme and supply all 130 Aldi stores during a special Irish Food Market promotion in August 2018.
“We have always taken great pride in our Irish sourcing and supporting Irish food and drink companies, having developed long-term partnerships with over 175 Irish suppliers throughout the country. Last year we increased our support for small Irish suppliers by significantly reducing their payment terms,” said Giles Hurley, group managing director Aldi Ireland.
Committed To Buying Irish
Hurley outlined that its Grow with Aldi supplier development programme is the next step in our commitment to buying Irish.
“For a lot of small food and drink businesses, trying to secure a listing with a major retailer puts huge pressure on their team. We’ve launched this development programme to make it easier for companies to get their products on our shelves and to give our customers access to the most exciting and best quality new products from Ireland,” he said.
Further details are available at www.aldi.ie/grow
The new programme is developed in partnership with Bord Bia.
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