Aldi Ireland has announced that it has agreed four new deals with Irish-based suppliers worth more than €26 million.
According to the discounter, the four suppliers, some of whom have been supplying Aldi for more than twenty years, produce fruit and vegetables, dairy products and coffee, and some of the contracts will see Aldi open up new international markets for their producers.
Announcing the new contracts, Colin Breslin, managing director of Buying and Services, Aldi Ireland, said, “At Aldi, we are committed to supporting our Irish producers, meaning our customers can enjoy the very best products Ireland has to offer, and our suppliers can reach new markets with their produce."
The County Cavan-headquartered supplier has signed a new deal worth €15.3 million per year with Aldi.
The new contract will see Lakeland Dairies’ footprint grow as it continues to supply milk and dairy products, including Clonbawn fresh and light milk, to Aldi stores nationwide.
Clandeboye Estate Yogurts
Clandeboye has been working with Aldi for more than ten years.
This new two-year deal worth €9.9 million will see the Bangor-based supplier continue to supply Aldi Ireland with granola and Greek style craft yoghurts, as well as supplying Aldi UK stores for the first time.
The international expansion should allow the supplier to grow its sales volumes by more than 450% and expand its 20-strong workforce.
Donnelly Fresh Produce
Having supplied Aldi for more than two decades, the latest deal will see the family-run producers continue to supply cauliflowers to Aldi for the next two years and is worth more than €1 million to Donnelly Fresh Produce.
The North County Dublin company also supplies Aldi with various vegetables, citrus, salads, berries and fruit.
Velo Coffee Roasters
A former Grow with Aldi winner, Velo Coffee Roasters have signed a new contract with Aldi, which will see them introduce a new El Salvador blend product to Irish shelves.
The new EL Salvador blend is a winner of the Blas Taste Awards