ALDI signs new contracts worth €26 million with four Irish suppliers

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ALDI signs new contracts worth €26 million with four Irish suppliers

ALDI signs new contracts worth €26 million with four Irish suppliers
September 25
09:51 2023
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ALDI Ireland has agreed four major new deals with Irish-based suppliers worth more than €26 million. The new and extended contracts continue ALDI’s long-standing commitment to its Irish supplier network, which is now more than 330 strong, with whom ALDI will spend in excess of €1.1 billion this year, bringing the finest quality Irish produce to its 160-store network across Ireland.

The four suppliers, some of whom have been supplying ALDI for more than twenty years, produce fruit and vegetables, dairy products and coffee, and some of the contracts will see ALDI open up new international markets for their producers.

Lakeland Dairies

The County Cavan-headquartered supplier has signed a new deal worth €15.3 million per year with ALDI. The new contract will see Lakeland Dairies’ footprint grow as it continues to supply milk and dairy products, including Clonbawn fresh and light milk, to ALDI stores nationwide.

Clandeboye Estate Yogurts

Clandeboye has been working with ALDI for more than ten years. This new two-year deal worth €9.9 million (£8.6m) will see the Bangor-based supplier continue to supply ALDI Ireland with granola and Greek style craft yoghurts, as well as supplying ALDI UK stores for the first time. The international expansion should allow the supplier to grow its sales volumes by more than 450% and expand its 20-strong workforce.

donnelly fresh produce

Having supplied ALDI for more than two decades, the latest deal will see the family-run producers continue to supply cauliflowers to ALDI for the next two years and is worth more than €1 million to donnelly fresh produce. The North County Dublin company also supplies ALDI with various vegetables, citrus, salads, berries and fruit.

Velo Coffee Roasters

A former Grow with ALDI winner, Velo Coffee Roasters have signed a new contract with ALDI, which will see them introduce a new El Salvador blend product to Irish shelves. The new EL Salvador blend is a winner of the Blas Taste Awards.

Announcing the new contracts, Colin Breslin, Managing Director of Buying and Services, ALDI Ireland, said: “At ALDI, we are committed to supporting our Irish producers, meaning our customers can enjoy the very best products Ireland has to offer, and our suppliers can reach new markets with their produce. We have long-standing relationships with many of our suppliers, and these new deals we are announcing today with four of our valued suppliers, is testament to the partnerships we look to build. The scale of this investment, worth more than €26 million, shows how much we value our supplier partners – how we want to help them sustain and grow their businesses, how we’ve stood shoulder to shoulder with them throughout what have been a few challenging years, and how we want to help them create new jobs across the country, and unlock new markets for their produce.

“We look forward to working with each of these suppliers, and these rest of our 330-strong supplier network, for many years to come.”


Pictured at ALDI’s announcement of a new supplier contracts worth €26 million with Lakeland Dairies, Clandeboye Estate Yogurt, donnelly fresh produce and Velo Coffee Roasters are: Bryan Boggs, General Manager, Clandeboye Estate Yogurts; Brendan Lappin, Commercial Manager, Lakeland Consumer Foods Division; Colin Breslin, Managing Director of Buying and Services, ALDI Ireland; Charlie McConalogue TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine; Rob Horgan, Velo Coffee Roasters; and Martin Gaffney, donnelly fresh farms.

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