One of Waterford’s most revolutionary Irish foods and drinks manufacturers have won a brand new settlement to deliver Aldi’s 137 stores through its Grow with Aldi supplier improvement program. Their exciting merchandise will now pass on sale national as a part of an Aldi Specialbuys event, kicking off 6th June.
The Little Milk Company of Dungarvan successfully gained an area on the Grow with Aldi dealer improvement program. This will see The Little Milk Company’s Organic Irish Cheddar available on Aldi’s cabinets.
Based in Dungarvan, The Little Milk Company is a mixed effort, often family farms from across Munster and Leinster. The milk is delivered from those farms to the Dungarvan HQ, wherein it’s miles transformed into The Little Milk Company’s delicious range of award-prevailing artisan cheeses.
Commenting, Conor Mulhall, General Manager of The Little Milk Company, said, “To have our Organic Irish Cheddar acknowledged with the aid of a global store like Aldi is fantastic. Grow with Aldi gives large exposure for our emblem, and shall we us attain extra shoppers than ever before. The assist and mentoring offered via the program have already benefitted our enterprise immensely.”
Developed in partnership with Bord Bia, Grow with Aldi has been designed to help small to medium Irish foods and drinks organizations cozy a retail listing with a countrywide store. Participants acquire tailor-made mentoring and get admission to bespoke workshops with Aldi consumers and Bord Bia technical experts, teaching them the competencies to assist grow and expand their products, brand, and business. Aldi is making an investment of €500,000 in the program in 2019.
Five of the hit products will now receive the chance to become middle line Aldi indexed merchandise, triumphing a contract to be sold in Aldi’s Irish stores 12 months-spherical. In 2018, Ballyhoura Apple Farm (Pure Raw Apple Cider Vinegar), Gran Grans (Lemon Marmalade), Rebel Chilli (Red Rebel Chilli sauce), Velo Coffee (Whole Bean & Ground Coffee), and Lullaby Milk (Lullaby Milk) all received a core list in all 137 Aldi stores nationwide.
Applicants attended a unique Aldi Immersion Day with Bord Bia to pitch their products and meet existing Aldi providers. Extensive product sampling followed, and after cautious attention, judges decided on the sixty-eight exquisite merchandise to take part in the Aldi Specialbuys occasion.
Commenting, John Curtin, Aldi Ireland Group Buying Director, stated: “Now in its 2d year, Grow with Aldi offers for all of us involved. Small and medium-sized producers get the hazard to have their product offered nationally, shoppers get to revel in the pleasant Irish-made products being created, and Aldi receives to paintings with even greater Irish food and drink manufacturers.”
“We are committed to sourcing locally to make sure our customers can store for the maximum exciting and maximum fine new Irish merchandise at our stores.”
“68 splendid products that represent the very quality of Ireland’s colorful food enterprise will participate in our Specialbuys event. I would inspire shoppers to drop into their local Aldi shop to strive for something new and especially Irish.”