Two Galway producers secure contracts on Lidl Kickstart programme

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Two Galway-based producers have secured contracts through the Lidl Ireland Kickstart Producer Development Programme.

Gran Grans Foods and Hi Pro Food have been selected for the programme which gives Irish food and drink suppliers the chance to showcase their products throughout Lidl’s 210 stores across the country.

The Kickstart promotion launched in all Lidl stores across the island of Ireland today and is available while stocks last.

This year’s programme celebrates the very best of Irish produce from 43 small indigenous suppliers and will feature the following Galway based brands.

Echoing Bord Bia’s support for Lidl’s Kickstart Supplier Development Programme, Bord Bia CEO, Tara McCarthy said: “There is no doubt that while it has been a challenging period for the Irish food industry, we are also witnessing some excellent examples of resilience in the face of adversity.

“It is heartening to see indigenous producers experiencing growth in the past months as a result of heightened consumer demand for Irish products.

“This shows that key supports, such as Lidl Ireland’s annual Kickstart Supplier Development Programme, are key drivers in that growth, giving small local producers the skill sets to upscale and grow their businesses, making homegrown produce accessible on a national level.”

Given the ongoing success of the programme, Lidl Ireland is again calling on Irish food and drink, and for the first time, non-food producers, that want to boost their business to apply now for its 2022 Kickstart Supplier Development Programme at www.lidl.ie/kickstart.

Once applications close at the end of year, Lidl Ireland will carefully choose a selection of suppliers to take part in the programme with their products to feature on Lidl’s shelves next summer, like these local products from this year’s Kickstart range.

Gran Grans Foods was founded by Nigel and Magaly Murray, a family run business located in Co. Galway.

Their passion for food has brought them to create an impressive range of innovative marmalades, sauce, chutneys, and condiments.

Lidl will stock their award-winning Gran Gran Foods Lemon Marmalade (€2.49), packed with flavour and quality fresh ingredients to keep its “Taste of Home”.

Hi Pro Food is based in Galway since 2020, creating a new generation of healthy and 100% natural healthy bars  with a focus on healthy life style.

Powermax healthy bars are suitable for vegans and are hand made using raw ingredients free from preservatives, colouring and added sugar. Lidl will stock Hi Pro Healthy Bars for €1.49 each.