Kinsale Bay Food Company have signed a contract worth €1 million annually to supply gluten-free products to 73 Tescos stores.
Tescos will stock 10 products from the Cork-based company, including a range of soups and Kinsale Smokie and their award winning chicken liver and smoked salmon pate.
John Paul O’Reilly, Commercial Director, Tesco Ireland commented “This contract is a direct result of the Kinsale Bay Food Company’s involvement in the Tesco Bord Bia Supplier Development programme, a comprehensive and practical programme including workshops and mentoring which aims to help local suppliers secure, grow and maintain a listing with Tesco stores.
“We are delighted that through this programme local companies like Kinsale Bay Food Company have the opportunity to use Tesco’s scale to grow their business,” he added.
Jim O’Mahony, chairman, Kinsale Bay Food Company, said: "We are hugely excited about the opportunity this very sizeable contract represents for Kinsale Bay Food Company. It comes as part of an ongoing mutually beneficial relationship with Tesco, which saw us win a coveted place on the Tesco Bord Bia Supplier Development Programme."
The agreement has allowed Kinsale Bay Food Company to create 10 new jobs, bringing its workforce to 31.
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