Aldi Ireland has agreed a new €14.7 million deal with Tipperary-based spring water producer Glenpatrick Spring Water, which will see the company continue to supply Aldi’s 155 Irish stores with its wide-range of refreshing drinks products over the next year.
The announcement comes as Aldi gathers representatives of its 330-strong supplier network for its annual supplier conference, which is taking place this year for the first time since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, at the retailer’s headquarters in Naas, Co.Kildare.
Supplying Aldi for over 20 years
Established in 1988, Glenpatrick Spring Water employs almost 300 people in Ireland.
The company will mark 20 years of supplying Aldi Ireland with this new deal, which will allow the company to grow its workforce throughout 2023 as well as continuing to invest in additional warehousing and system upgrades.
Produced and packaged in Ireland, Glenpatrick Spring Water products on sale at Aldi include Still and Sparkling Spring Water, Vitamin Water, and fizzy favourites like Rock Shandy, Red Lemonade, and Lemon and Lime.
Aldi Ireland Supplier Conference
This latest deal was announced during Aldi Ireland’s Supplier Conference, which is taking place over two days on 25 January and 1 February.
The conference sees representatives from more than 330 Aldi Ireland suppliers gather to hear about the latest developments within Aldi Ireland and discuss new product development opportunities available to its Irish supplier base.
These suppliers hail from right across Ireland and supply Aldi with a variety of food and drink products such as preserves and chutneys, spirits, confectionery, fresh fish and seafood, sauces, yoghurt, juice, frozen meat and poultry, chilled bakery goods, rice and corn cakes, sliced meats, and salads.
Michael Cairns, commercial manager, Glenpatrick, said, “Over the last 20 years, this partnership has allowed us to bring our products to more and more customers every year and we are thrilled to sign an extension for one more year.
"Aldi’s investment in us has allowed us to grow our business, and this deal will help us continue to invest in our people and continue to supply our customers with the quality products they have come to expect from us.”