Dale Farm wins global supply contract with Lidl
Lidl has awarded Dale Farm, UK's largest farmer-owned dairy co-operative, a contract to supply cheddar cheese to its stores across the UK, Europe and the United States. The global deal will see 1,300 Dale Farm farmers supply more than 8,000 stores all over the world.
22 June 2018 | 0
Lidl has awarded a major supply contract to Northern Ireland co-op Dale Farm that will see the cheese manufacturer supplying Lidl stores all over the world, including the UK, Europe and USA. The deal is the single biggest contract awarded by Lidl to a Northern Ireland agri-food company, and will see Dale Farm’s locally-made products stocked in some 8,000 stores across 22 countries. In turn, Lidl will also become Dale Farm’s biggest cheddar customer.
Liam Casey, commercial director of Lidl Ireland & Northern Ireland, said Dale Farm’s product excellence, together with its export capabilities is what secured the deal. “We are delighted to expand our Dale Farm partnership with this significant new arrangement,” Casey said. “Dale Farm’s excellent track record on product quality, innovation and provenance, as well as its distribution and export expertise, make it a strong and strategic choice for Lidl as we continue our drive to provide shoppers with the best choice, standard and value for money.”
Lidl’s Northern Ireland Director, Conor Boyle, added that the deal strengthens its relationship with Dale Farm, which has existed for many years. “It is a coup for Dale Farm and for Lidl,” he said, “allowing us to introduce and showcase this stunningly good Northern Ireland product to our customers around the world.”