Aldi Ireland has announced that it has agreed a new €1.5 million deal with Limerick-based Twomeys Bakery.
The new 12-month contract will see Twomeys Bakery supplying Aldi stores with Apple Tart, Fruit Scones, Apple Sponge and Apple Crumble under Aldi’s own-brand Grainne’s Bakery range, the discount retailer said.
Twomeys Bakery began working with Aldi in late 2019.
Based in Dromcollogher, Co. Limerick, Twomeys Bakery is a family-run business.
It currently employs 44 staff, including seven craft bakers.
Twelve new jobs have been created as a direct result of the new Aldi contract and the bakery intends to increase its size and capacity in 2021, it added.
Eileen Twomey, director of Twomeys Bakery, said: “Our partnership with Aldi has been a huge boost to our business."
"It has allowed us to employ more people locally at a time when people and businesses across the country are facing serious challenges," she added.
The bakery, which was founded in 1901, has been run for three generations by the Twomey family and produces 50 different breads and cakes using traditional family recipes that have been passed down through the generations.
Commenting, John Curtin, Aldi group buying director, said: “We see this new contract as the start of a long-term partnership with room for further growth.
"Twomeys are also supplying our Specially Selected Ancient Grain Sourdough Pan, which has been rolled out fully across all our 145 Irish stores following a highly successful trial,” he added.
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