Grub’s up: Four Wicklow food suppliers added to Aldi’s development programme
Four of Wicklow’s food and drink producers have each won a new contract to supply Aldi’s 142 stores through its Grow with Aldi supplier development programme.
The businesses are:
- Guastalla in Newtownmountkennedy
- Porter & Nash in Bray
- Pure Treats in Wicklow Town
- Piccolo Pizza Co. in Kilcoole
Their products will now go on sale nationwide as part of an Aldi Specialbuys event, kicking off on Sunday, May 31 for two weeks only.
Aldi is investing €500,000 in the Grow with Aldi programme this year, and to date, has invested over €2.5million with small and medium Irish suppliers since it began in 2018.
“When Covid 19 knocked on our production door, a huge sense of unease came over all of us as to what business was going to be like going forward and the potential effect for my fantastic team of staff,” Janet Drew of The Piccolo Pizza Co said.
“But a chink of light came in the door with the Grow With Aldi programme and the hope that The Piccolo Pizza Co. will have Aldi customers beating a path into stores to buy up every last jar of pizza sauce!
“And then to pray and hope we would be one of the lucky 5 companies to win a contract with Aldi to help sustain our business over the next 12 months.”
Forty-five suppliers, supplying a diverse range of over 75 products have been selected for this year’s Grow with Aldi.
Products include Cordials, Artisan Chocolate, Baking Mixes, Piedmontese Beef Sausages, Irish Farmhouse Cheeses and Frozen Pizzas.