Lidl has announced a major supply deal with Kildare-based cooked-meat producer O’Brien Fine Foods, valued at €60 million.
According to the discount retailer, this new deal will see O’Brien Fine Foods supply Lidl stores across Ireland, Northern Ireland, Great Britain and mainland Europe, including Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Romania and Slovenia.
Commenting on the new deal, Kevin Duffy, senior buying director for Lidl Ireland, said, “Supporting the growth and success of Irish producers locally and worldwide is a key focus for us at Lidl. O’Brien Fine Foods are a valued and trusted supplier of Lidl for many years, and we are proud to continue to build on our long-standing partnership.
“Our range with O’Brien Fine Foods brings high-quality, 100% Irish, Bord Bia Quality Assured sliced ham, beef and poultry products to Lidl stores – not just in Ireland and Northern Ireland, but in Lidl stores across the globe, showing the best of Irish produce on the global stage.”
Glensallagh Cooked/Crumbed Sliced Irish Ham Range
The range of O’Brien Fine Foods products available in Lidl stores nationwide includes the following:
- Deluxe Butcher-Style Traditional/Smoked Ham, Crumbed Ham or Cured Shaved Ham;
- Deluxe Butcher-Style Turkey Breast Slices; and
- Deluxe Premium Chicken Slices.
About O’Brien Fine Foods
Established in 2000, O’Brien Fine Foods is a family-run business based in Timahoe, Co. Kildare, and operates from two dedicated facilities, in Kildare and Westmeath.
John O’Brien, managing director, O’Brien Fine Foods, commented, “Our partnership with Lidl, which started in 2011, has helped our family-run business in County Kildare thrive immensely. It has enabled us to invest in our business and grow our team substantially.
“Lidl has given us the opportunity to enter new international markets for the first time and bring our quality Irish products to customers across Europe.”
The long-standing partnership with Lidl has been key to O’Brien Fine Foods’ growth journey and contributed to the expansion of its workforce, from 250 to 600 employees, in recent years.