A recent Core research survey found that 78% of Irish shoppers prefer to buy Irish products when doing their weekly shop.
In turn, Aldi have invested €500,000 in a development scheme as part of the 'Grow with Aldi' programme. The popular brand seeks applications from small to medium Irish suppliers with the chance of being stocked in over 130 Aldi stores nationwide. Up to five products will be given this opportunity upon winning the contract. Successful applicants will also receive mentoring and product development workshops from the knowledgable Aldi team.
Group Managing Director, Giles Hurley said, "For a lot of small food and drink businesses, trying to secure a listing with a major retailer puts huge pressure on their team. We’ve launched this development programme to make it easier for companies to get their products on our shelves and to give our customers access to the most exciting and best quality new products from Ireland."
Irish producers who have benefited from the programme include; Macroom Buffalo Mozzarella, Ri na Mara, Oakpark Foods and Blackwater Distillery.
The closing date for entries is 30th April 2018. Visit Aldi.ie/grow for details.