Aldi Ireland has agreed a new €9 million deal with Wicklow-based NutriQuick to supply all of Aldi’s 149 Irish stores with its fitness ready meals.
The move will see nine new roles created at NutriQuick's facility in Blessington.
Its range of healthy fitness meals are made with 100% Irish beef, chicken and turkey, and include chicken curry, lean mince spaghetti Bolognese, chilli con carne, and plant-based options.
The company first began supplying Aldi Ireland in early 2019.
The products have proved to be a massive hit with Aldi customers since launching, with sales rising more than 200% in the past two years alone, the discount retailer noted.
Welcoming the new contract, John Curtin, buying director, Aldi Group said, “It’s fantastic to see the company going from strength to strength and to now be investing in improving its facilities in Wicklow and hiring new staff.
“We look forward to working together with NutriQuick to develop new product solutions in the future,” he said.
As a result of its contract with Aldi, NutriQuick highlighted that it now has the security to invest in expanding its production facility and upgrading its packing and cooking lines with new equipment, which will allow for future growth and development.
It has also invested in a comprehensive sustainability programme across its entire business and operations, with the aim of introducing further innovative sustainable solutions in the future, the company added.
Dean Siney, managing director, NutriQuick commented,“Working with Aldi has been instrumental in our success as a business, and we’re delighted to be signing this new €9 million contract.
"It has always been our mission to bring our high quality, tasty and nutritionally balanced ready meals to as many shoppers as possible. Our strong ongoing partnership with Aldi has allowed us to achieve this, together, nationwide,” he concluded.