Grow with Aldi 2024 finalists revealed

Finalists of this year’s Grow with ALDI campaign showcase their Irish produced products

Aldi reveals a showstopping line up of 47 new Irish produced products hitting shelves in stores nationwide from 23 May



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7 May 2024

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Following a search for Ireland’s most talented and innovative suppliers in the food and drink industry, 27 ambitious suppliers from across both the Republic and Northern Ireland have earned their spot to showcase their products in 161 Aldi stores nationwide.

From 23 May, for a limited period, Irish shoppers will have the chance to shop, discover and enjoy the best of Irish artisanal products in their local Aldi store.

The discounter noted that from BBQ meats, versatile plant-based mayo to quality sweet and salty snacks as well as sophisticated 0.0% alcohol-free options, these 47 innovative Irish products showcase the diverse food and drink industry of Ireland.

This year’s cohort represents 18 counties from across the island of Ireland- showcasing their undeniable passion, exceptional product quality, and remarkable entrepreneurial drive.

Aldi highlighted that it will award contracts to a select few finalists following this trial sales period, and these successful finalists will continue to be stocked as Specialbuys throughout the year.

Speaking about the finalists of Grow with Aldi 2024 programme, Rachael O’Connor, buying director, Aldi, said: “The passion and creativity of this year’s applicants is a testament to the calibre of talent working and innovating in the Irish food and drink space today.

“Aldi takes great pride in supporting and promoting small Irish businesses and on 23 May, 27 new Irish produced products will hit shelves as part of the initiative. These producers are on the pulse of consumers demands and leaning into growing trends such as alcohol-free alternatives and sustainable and circular food production.”

The Grow with ALDI 2024 finalists are: 

Achill Island Sea Salt Maebh O’Malley Salted Caramel Fudge €4.99 Mayo
Barbecue Cowboys Jason Keating Pulled Pork with BBQ Beans €3.99

Beef Brisket with BBQ Beans €3.99

Bertie’s Bakery Brian McErlain Shortbread €3.49 Antrim
BiaSol Ruairi Dooley Oat Bites Multipack €3.99 Offaly
Chimac Garret FitzGerald 

& Sofie Rooney

Chimac BBQ Marinade €2.99

Chimac Sriracha Caramel Ham €2.99

Chimac Korean Stir-Fry Sauce €2.99

Fierce Mild Fergal Carroll & Cathal Byrne Fierce Mild Extra Pale Ale <0.5% €2.49 Louth
Hercules Brewing Co. Niall McMullan Yardsman Rivets IPA €2.99  Antrim
Jinny’s Bakery Pascal Gillard Scone Mix €4.99

Brownie Mix €4.99 

Killowen Distillery Brendan Carty Gloria Coffee Liquor €24.99 Down
Le Skinny Chef Aymar Gourdet Wild Garlic & Chilli Sauce €4.99 Laois
Long Meadow Cider Alanna McKeever & Catherine McKeever Rhubarb & Honey Cider €2.99 Armagh
Macey’s Factory Shay Donley Sweet Popcorn €1.99

Salty Popcorn €1.99

Pink Candyfloss €1.99

Green Candyfloss €1.99

Blue Candyfloss €1.99

Maisha Coffee Lucy Ewins Cold Brew Ice Coffee €2.99

Cold Brew Ice Coffee with lemon €2.99 

McCrackens Brewery & Distillery Ryan McCracken Stout €2.29 Armagh
Moran’s Megajam Kieron & Claire Moran Garlic Mayo €2.99

Lemon & Elderflower Marmalade €2.99

Blackcurrant & Guinness Preserve €2.99

Newgrange Gold Jack Rogers Chilli & Garlic Rapeseed Oil €3.99

Lemon & Herb Rapeseed Oil €3.99

Niks Tea Nicola Kearns Cherry Cold Brew Tea €2.99

Mango Cold Brew Tea €2.99

Northbound Brewery Martina Rogers 08 Kölsch Style Beer €2.99 Derry
Nutri Lean Lynne Murphy Energy Pancakes €3.49 Down
Nutty Delights Nikunj Mehta Hot Nuts €1.99 Dublin
O’Flynn Foods Declan O’Flynn Protein Sausages €4.49

BBQ Traditional Sausages €4.99

Pure Bea Keith Symes 1 Calorie Rapeseed Oil Spray €1.99

1 Calorie Olive & Sunflower Oil Spray €1.99

Skillet & Spice Karen Rotherham Everything Jalapeno Seasoning €3.99

Everything Italian Seasoning €3.99

Everything Classic Seasoning €3.99

Smokin Bones Gerry O’Farrell Texas BBQ Pulled Pork €4.99

Korean BBQ Pulled €4.99

Sugar Plum Sweetery Denise Buckley & David Quirke Rocky Road €4.99 Westmeath
Too Savage    Conor Bacon Plant Based Curry Mayo €3.99

Plant Based Spicy Mayo €3.99

Troughtons Premium Esther Paul Sparkling Blush Lemonade €2.99

Sicilian Lemon Lemonade €2.99

Armagh 0.0% Cider €1.69


The programme

Aldi is calling on shoppers to cast their vote during their weekly shop by picking up their favourite Grow with Aldi finalist products from 23 May to early June while stocks last.

Delivered in partnership with Bord Bia, Grow with Aldi is now in its seventh year and is a leading developmental platform for Irish suppliers.

Commenting on Grow with Aldi finalist’s announcement, Fiona Twomey, global retail specialist, Bord Bia, said: “Bord Bia is proud to support the Grow with Aldi programme for its seventh year.

“The programme continues to champion Irish suppliers, helping them on their journey to success in the competitive Irish retail and food sector. “

The programme provides invaluable industry mentorship and retail guidance, aimed at fostering the growth and sustainability of small to medium-sized Irish businesses.

Since its inception in 2018, Aldi’s initiative has invested over €10 million, propelling Irish-made products to new heights.

Read more: Aldi unveils Grow with Aldi finalists for 2022



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