SuperValu Announce 24 Graduates From Food Academy Advance Programme
Published on Dec 1 2015 7:05 AM
SuperValu has announced that 24 small food producers have graduated from its inaugural Food Academy Advance programme.
Since 2014, the Food Academy programme has been working with hundreds of small food producers around the country, enabling them to have their products trialled in their local SuperValu stores. These 24 Advance graduates have seen their products grow sustainably across SuperValu stores nationwide.
Commenting on the announcement, Martin Kelleher, Managing Director of SuperValu, said: “These graduates are a real endorsement to the Food Academy initiative, which allows us to bring community based food start-ups to market and provide them with the potential to grow their businesses even further.
"This in turn provides employment for themselves, members of their community and for some – family members. It is great to nurture the energy and passion of these entrepreneurial producers and harness this into producing a range of products that we, as the number one Irish retailer, are proud to stock on our shelves.”
The 24 participating companies in Food Academy Advance are as follows:
1. Atlantis Seafoods
2. Beechlawn Organic Farm
3. Boutique Bake
4. Coffee House Lane
5. Cool Bean Company
6. DeRoiste Puddings
7. Everest Granola Products
8. Improper Butter
9. Janet's Just Delicious
10. Lily's Tea Shop
11. Maria Lucia Bakes
14. O'Neills Dry Cure Bacon Co.
16. Rafferty's Fine Foods
17. Sushi King
18. The Farmers Table
19. The Happy Pear Living Foods
20. The Tipperary Kitchen
21. Trudies Catering Kitchen
22. Uncle Aidan's Flour
23. Wicklow Rapeseed Oil
24. Wild About Food
Supported by Bord Bia, the Local Enterprise Network and SuperValu Food Academy is a joint programme that helps hundreds of small food businesses gain their first retail listings in SuperValu stores.
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