Lidl Ireland signs new exclusive deal with Irish vegetable supplier, Carrick Farms

Gillian Jenner, Lidl Ireland senior buyer for Food, Brian Carrick, Carrick Farms and John McDonagh, Lidl Ireland purchasing director

Deal with Irish family farm is valued at more than €2 million

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Lidl Ireland has signed an exclusive deal with Irish family farm, Carrick Farms, valued at more than €2 million. Thew new deal will see Carrick Farms’ fresh Irish vegetables such as cucumbers and cauliflower stocked across Lidl’s network of stores.

Carrick Farms was founded more than 100 years ago in the foothills of Rush, Co. Dublin. Having been involved in farming for five generations, three members of the Carrick family still continue the brand’s legacy today.

Carrick Farms secured its first contract with Lidl Ireland in 2015, supplying lettuce to the retailer. Since then, the partnership has thrived.

From solely family members working the land, to now employing more than 40 employees, Carrick Farms continues to go from strength to strength, now farming over 120 acres of Irish produce annually. The success is further solidified through the new deal with Lidl Ireland.

“I’m delighted to see such recognition and investment in local Irish farming from such a prominent retailer as Lidl,” said Darragh O’Brien, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, who visited Carrick Farms.

“The current economic climate is presenting serious challenges for producers, retailers and consumers, however, deals such as this will go a long way to helping sustain our local farming communities enabling them to continue to develop and prosper for many years to come,” Minister O’Brien added.

“Lidl has been a long-standing partner of ours and through their continued investment we have seen our business grow and prosper,” said Brian Carrick, managing director at Carrick Farms.

“Their team have supported us immensely through the years and have facilitated the presence of our products on their shelves,” he added.

Gillian Jenner, senior buyer at Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland, said the deal further underscored Lidl’s commitment to supporting local Irish suppliers.

“Bringing high quality, locally sourced products at affordable prices to our stores is at the forefront of what we do,” Jenner said. “This latest partnership is a pivotal point for us in terms of supplying local produce in our stores. We Have expanded our range with Carrick Farms to include Irish grown cucumbers on our shelves, further underscoring our commitment to supporting Irish suppliers. We are delighted to be a part of Carrick Farm’s journey to creating a premium, Irish product, and we are even more thrilled to have the opportunity to place their fresh produce in Lidl stores across Ireland.”

 

 

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