Winners of Grow with Aldi Supplier Development Programme revealed
23 July 2020
The winners of the 2020 Grow with Aldi Supplier Development Programme have been announced.
Six artisan food and drink producers have been chosen to form part of a core range of products that will launch in all Aldi stores nationwide over the coming weeks and months.
The six winners were among the 45 suppliers that won a place on the programme earlier this year. The participants produced over 75 products between them, all of which went onto the shelves in Aldi in at the end of May for two weeks.
The winners were:
- Dromod Boxty (Dromod, Co. Leitrim)
- Saturday Pizzas (Little Island, Co. Cork)
- Hellbent Boerewors Sausage (Newtownards, Co. Down)
- The Popcorn Factory Candy Floss (Coleraine, Co. Derry)
- Prokulture Organic Kombucha (Sallins, Co. Kildare)
- The Piccolo Pizza Co. Pizza Sauce (Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow)
Developed in partnership with Bord Bia, Grow with Aldi supports small and medium sized Irish suppliers to gain exposure and experience with a major retailer in Ireland. Suppliers receive tailored mentoring, workshops from the Aldi Buying Team and Bord Bia technical experts, teaching them the skills to help grow and develop their product, brand and business. Aldi has invested over €2.5 million in the Grow with Aldi programme since it began in 2018.
“Now in its third year, Grow with Aldi has consistently delivered for everyone involved,” said John Curtin, group buying director, Aldi. “Small and medium sized Irish suppliers get the opportunity to have their product sold nationally, shoppers get to enjoy the best Irish-made products being created and Aldi gets to work with even more Irish suppliers. We would like to congratulate the 6 winners of this year’s programme – they represent the very best of Ireland’s food industry and we are looking forward to seeing this products on shelves in all 142 Aldi stores nationwide. With all that has happened worldwide over the past few months, there couldn’t be a better time to be buying more Irish.”