M&M Walshe, trading as Ribworld, has won a contract expected to be worth almost €800,000, to supply Aldi South stores in Germany, spanning some 1,920 stores.
Ribworld, based in Fethard, Tipperary, has worked with Aldi since it first entered Ireland twenty years ago, with Aldi having already opened up new markets for the supplier in the U.K.
The new contract will see the introduction of a range of Slow Cooked meat products produced in Ireland sold to new Aldi South customers across Germany, the discount retailer said.
“We currently have 16 Ribworld Irish products in our core range including our Blás na hÉireann 2019 Bronze award winning Salt & Chilli Pork Ribs," said John Curtin, Aldi Group Buying Director
"Over the last 20 years we have built up strong, fruitful relationships with over 200 Irish suppliers, and in many cases, such as this announcement today with Ribworld, we have been able to open new markets to Irish suppliers so that their exceptional quality can be found on dinner tables internationally.”
Family Run Group
Set up in 1981, M&M Walshe is a family run group which supplies to the Retail and Foodservice across 16 countries in Europe and has recently moved into Asia and Africa.
“Aldi Ireland has been a long standing partner of ours and has forged a path for us into the UK and now into Germany," Paul Walshe, group commercial director at Ribworld said.
"We are grateful for their continuing support and look forward to our working with them into the future.”
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