The market-leading discount retailer also secured 91 award medals at the prestigious event, including 20 gold, 42 silver and 28 bronze medals, alongside an additional 21 finalist nominees.
The awards recognise excellence in product development for food and drink producers, retailers and manufacturers across Ireland.
Commenting about Lidl’s success at the awards, Kevin Haverty, buying director at Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland, said, “It is a testament to the incredible work of our team, who work hard behind the scenes to bring Lidl customers the highest-quality products at the best-possible prices.
“Our unbeatable value means customers can shop without compromise on price to get amazing-quality products. We would also like to thank our Irish suppliers for continuing to ensure Lidl shoppers are getting the very best when they shop with us.”
Key products that secured gold medals included a number of Lidl’s beef steaks, including Irish Angus Fillet Steaks 32 Days Matured (2pk), Irish Sirloin Steaks 30 Days Matured (2pk), and Lidl’s Irish Angus Dry-Aged Striploin Steak 36 Days Matured. The Lidl Fresh Irish Boned and Rolled Lamb Leg, Lidl Deluxe Irish White Pudding Traditional Style, Lidl Deluxe Dressed Half Ham Leg Bone in with Honey, Mustard and Clove Glaze, and Lidl Deluxe Irish Milk Chocolate with Mint also won gold medals.
Lidl also secured the prestigious Drinks Retailer of the Year award on the night and took home gold for its Lidl Côtes-du-Rhône AOC Villages and a number of silver medals for Lidl Prosecco Spumante Rosé Millesima, Lidl Prosecco Superiore, Lidl Wild Burrow Irish Gin by West Cork Distillers in Skibbereen, and three silver medals for the Craft Brewing Company’s Irish Craft Saison, Irish Craft IPA, and Irish Craft Lager by Rye River Brewing in Co. Kildare.