Retail sales for companies taking part in the SuperValu and Bord Bia Food Academy programme are expected to top €25 million in 2016.
Speaking at the recent Cork and Kerry Food Forum, Martin Kelleher, SuperValu Managing Director, said, “I am delighted to announce that sales from the Food Academy Programme are expected to top €25 million this year.Food
"281 Food Academy producers are currently selling their products in SuperValu stores across Ireland, with these producers supporting more than 900 jobs nationally. Small food businesses play a vital role in the Irish economy and SuperValu are delighted to support these local producers."
The Food Academy was established to help support small Irish food producers, but helping to get them listed in SuperValu stores, and is also supported by Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs).
"This unique joint initiative has proven hugely successful, as evidenced by the phenomenal 2016 sales figures announced today by SuperValu," said Joe Burke, LEO South Cork.
"We are delighted to have our Food Academy producers at the Cork and Kerry Food Forum, this event is about showcasing the incredible offerings from the Cork and Kerry Region."
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