Aldi announced today the return of 48 products from 27 suppliers which were part of the Grow with Aldi supplier development programme in May of this year. Each product was on sale for 2 weeks and these fantastic Irish products are returning to Aldi shelves nationwide for a limited time only from Sunday, 13th September.
Aldi has invested over €2.5 million in the Grow with Aldi programme since it began in 2018.
Developed in partnership with Bord Bia, Grow with Aldi supports small and medium sized Irish suppliers to gain exposure and experience with a major retailer in Ireland. Suppliers receive tailored mentoring, workshops from the Aldi Buying Team and Bord Bia technical experts, teaching them the skills to help grow and develop their product, brand and business.
Commenting, John Curtin, Aldi Group Buying Director, said:
“Grow with Aldi has consistently delivered for everyone involved. Small and medium sized Irish suppliers get the opportunity to have their product sold nationally, shoppers get to enjoy the best Irish-made products being created and Aldi gets to work with even more Irish suppliers. This means more Irish products on shelves for customers, as well as support for these suppliers during these challenging times. With all that has happened worldwide over the past few months, there couldn’t be a better time to be buying more Irish.”
Tara McCarthy, Bord Bia CEO, said:
“At Bord Bia, we believe in supporting and enabling the growth of small Irish businesses. The Grow with Aldi programme enables skilled and creative craft producers to scale their business quickly, by applying the knowledge and skills they have gained from workshops and tailored mentoring to a full listing at a national retailer. Irish consumers benefit too as they get the chance to experience new distinctive high quality products made locally, and support the growth of ambitious and innovative Irish suppliers.”
Commenting, Gavin Cassidy of Porter and Nash said: “ Your health is your wealth so our chefs at the Porter and Nash kitchen have created a range of sauces which are fat free, low in salt and made with a Gluten-free recipe to help the home cook experiment and achieve delicious dishes with ease.”
The following products will be on shelves from Sunday, 13th September for a limited time only.
- Pure Treats – Berry Burst Mini Cake and Lemon Drizzle Mini Cake – €2.99 each
- Porter & Nash – Original Gravy and Balsamic Gravy – €3.29 each
- Naturally Cordial Ltd – Lemon & Lime Leaf Cordial and Wexford Blackcurrant Cordial – €3.99 each
- Jimmy’s Kitchen – Potato Cakes in Golden Batter and Potato Cakes in Herb Breadcrumb – €3.89 each
- The Grillshack – Hot Wing Sauce – €3.29