Loughrea based artisan food producer Gran Grans Foods is one of five winning Irish suppliers in the national Grow With Aldi programme.
Nigel and Magaly Murray, co-owners of Gran Grans Foods make a range of Sauces, Dressings, Dips, Chutneys & Preserves right in their home in Kilcheest near Loughrea.
The were recognised this week for their exceptional, homemade Lemon & Ginger marmalade.
The five winners were announced by Aldi at the opening day of the National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore this week.
“It’s been a fantastic experience, the mentoring we’ve had from Aldi throughout has been very helpful. We’re just looking forward to the future with Grow With Aldi,” Nigel said at the Ploughing Championships.
— Gran Grans Foods (@GranGrans1) September 18, 2018
The European Region of Gastronomy Galway team congratulated Nigel and Magaly on their win, saying:
“We’re delighted that a local producer has achieved this accolade, as it is indicative of the quality of what we have to offer here in Galway.”
Grow With Aldi is a supplier development programme the retailer runs in partnership with Bord Bia.
It represents a half a million euro investment in helping small scale food and drink suppliers to get a leg up in the retail market.
Aldi have said they currently source 50% of their products sold here from Irish producers, and last year spent €700 million with Irish businesses.
The other winners announced were Rebel Chilli hot sauce, Velo Coffee Roasters, Lullaby Milk that helps you sleep, and Ballyhoura Apple Farm.