Aldi Ireland secures €125m contract with Dawn Meats

Pictured: Colin Breslin of Aldi and Niall Browne of Dawn Meats

This agreement follows Aldi’s recent pledge to invest €400 million in 30 new stores, creating 1,000 local jobs within five years


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17 June 2024

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Aldi Ireland has announced a new €125 million contract with supplier Dawn Meats. This is a significant contract, worth €25 million annually within the next five years.

Following this contract, Dawn Meats will recruit 15 new staff members and add six new lines to the Aldi range. Under the terms of the contract, Dawn Meats will increase their supply to Aldi by 35%.

Dawn Meats is one of Aldi’s longest-standing suppliers, having supplied the retailer since 2010. The Waterford-based supplier has seen incremental growth every year for the last 10 years supplying Aldi.

The increased investment and new contract has provided Dawn Meats with the confidence to accelerate a €5 million expansion plan for their facility in Waterford.

Family suppliers

Since arriving on the Irish market in 1999, Aldi has had a long-standing commitment to supporting Irish family run suppliers. Family-owned company, Dawn Meats, has been in operation for over 40 years. This contract with Dawn follows the recent announcement by the retailer to invest €400 million in 30 new stores with the creation of 1,000 new local jobs over the next five years.

Welcoming the announcement, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, said: “I welcome this announcement by ALDI of their continued commitment to Irish suppliers and their support for producers around the country. 

“This €125 million announcement with Dawn Meats is an indication of the scale of ALDI’s commitment to the Irish beef sector and is an endorsement of the quality of beef produced by Irish farmers every day.”


For over 10 years now, Dawn Meats has “been proud to be involved with Aldi Ireland’s success story providing an increasing range of consistent quality and sustainably sourced meat products.”

Niall Browne, chief executive officer, Dawn Meats, said: “We look forward to continuing developing, growing and innovating with ALDI, building on our long-standing successful relationship.”

Read more: Aldi Ireland profits fell 56% in 2022 as expansion continued



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