Lidl Ireland To Support 48 Producers As Part Of Kickstart Campaign

By Sarah O'Sullivan
Lidl Ireland To Support 48 Producers As Part Of Kickstart Campaign

Lidl Ireland will support 48 Irish producers who have successfully earned a place on the retailer’s Kickstart supplier development programme.

The retailer has, to date, invested over €30 million in the initiative and supported over 250 Irish producers.

Following a competitive Dragons’ Den-style pitch process to find this year’s most innovative products, Lidl’s buying team selected 48 suppliers across 20 different counties, with products ranging from high-quality convenience food to beauty, baking and beers.

The successful producers will see their offerings sold across Lidl’s 220-store network from 19 September, for a limited time, while stocks last.

Before the products hit the shelves, the producers will take part in a six-month development programme, offering dedicated business support from Lidl’s in-house experts.


Suppliers will advance their product, brand and business, with practical guidance on how to scale production and drive production efficiency.

The programme will also offer them product development and packaging support.

Products sold will include Aisling and Sadhbh Wood’s Bean Around exfoliating coffee bars, Hayden Smith’s Pup Pup dental chews, Emi Takakura’s Slice of Life pizza, and Conor Sweeny’s Dae Bites.

‘Collaborate And Plan For Success’

Speaking about the initiative, the supplier development manager at Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland, Kate O’Driscoll, said, “Lidl’s Kickstart supplier development programme allows us to support Irish producers building their businesses while providing our customers with a great range of new and innovative Irish products.

“Since 2016, Lidl has invested more than €30 million in growing and supporting small local producers – an investment which has seen huge success over the years, with several Kickstart products getting fully listed and now being part of Lidl’s everyday product range.


“Other products have benefitted from the expansive international store network, reaching the shores of the UK, Europe, and even the USA over the eight years of the programme.

“This year, there was phenomenal interest in participating in the Kickstart programme, attending our pitch day at Lidl HQ, and great excitement for both the producers to show off their products and for my colleagues on the Lidl buying team to collaborate and plan for success.”

The global retail specialist at Bord Bia – which supports the initiative – Fiona Twomey, added, “Bord Bia is proud to support the Lidl Kickstart programme.

“We recognise the opportunity a global retailer like Lidl presents to Irish food and drink companies to get their products on shelf in Lidl stores around the world, while the Kickstart programme itself offers a multitude of business development learnings.

“On behalf of Bord Bia, I wish each of the participants every success on the first phase of this programme.”


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Lidl Kickstart 2024 Product List

Brand Product Locality
Bean Around Bean Around Exfoliating Coffee Bars Dublin
Bertie’s Bakery Limited Bertie’s Brioche Protein Rolls Antrim
Blackfire Food Ltd Blackfire Hot Sauces Antrim
Well Spent Grain Ltd Born Again Bites Dublin
Builín Blasta Cafe, Bakery & Retail Builín Blasta Salad Dressings/Smoked Onion Salsa Galway
Cabot’s of Westport Cabot’s Hummus Mayo
Chimac Chimac Sauces Dublin
Sugar Plum Sweetery Chocolate Honeycomb Westmeath
Cloughbane Farm Foods Ltd Cloughbane Farm Shop Meals Tyrone
Connemara Brewing Co. Connemara Brewing Irish Beers Galway
Dae Dae Bites Dublin
Mrs K Global Ltd Diggity Sausages Fermanagh
DK Connemara Oysters Dozen Connemara Oysters Galway
Green Fingers Family Energy Balls Antrim
Flexi Nutrition Ltd Flexi Nutrition Energy Shot/Whey Protein Galway
Greenfield Yogurts Greenfield Yogurts Natural Live Yogurt Cork
Hopfully Brewing Hopfully Brewing Craft Beers Waterford
Football Special Ltd Irish Soft Drinks Donegal
Jinny’s Bakery Ltd Irish Stout Bread Mix/Sophie’s Scone Mix Leitrim
Latin Streets Kitchen Latin Streets Kitchen Empanadas Dublin
Lecale Harvest Ltd Lecale Harvest Slow Cooked Confit/Smoked Sundried Tomato Tapenade Down
Long Meadow Cider Long Meadow Irish Craft Cider Armagh
Mór Taste Mór Taste Jams Wexford
Oh Happy Treats Naked Bakes Cookie Dough Dublin
Nobó Ltd Nobó Frozen Goodness Dublin
Rosie’s Bakes Ltd Nutrilean Protein Pancakes Down
Parachute Parachute CBD Infused Soft Drinks Dublin
Pup Pup Foods Pup Pup Dental Chews Dublin
InnoBev Ltd Quiet Noise Alcohol-Free Craft Beers Meath
Rívesci Ltd Rívesci Chilli Catsup Tipperary
Seriously Sound Food Co. Seriously Sound Plant-Based Chicken Kerry
Slice of Life Slice of Life Pizza Dublin
Sliced Oatco Overnight Oats Tyrone
Corindale Ltd – T/A Seafood Suppers by Niall Sabongi Smoked Haddock Lasagne Dublin
Smokin’ Bones Smokin’ Bones Pulled Pork Dublin
Ogam Aromatherapy Soak Bath Salts Louth
Slainte Pantry Sourdough Bread Wicklow
Armagh Cider Company/Troughtons Premium Spiced Apple Punch Armagh
Strangford Coffee Roastery Strangford Coffee Down
Sweet Robyn’s Ltd Sweet Robyn’s Protein Bars Antrim
Corveen Glen Meat Company Sweetcure Maple Dry Cured Back Bacon Donegal
Woodlab Distillery Symphonia Irish Apple Gin Tyrone
The Good Dairy Company The Good Dairy Company Farmhouse Ice Cream Cork
Third Barrel Brewing Third Barrel Craft Beers Dublin
Too Savage Limited Too Savage Mayo Dublin
Walsh’s Gourmet Butcher Walsh’s Gourmet Burgers Tipperary
Wix & Wax Ireland Wix & Wax Brittle Wax Melts Clare

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