Sunday 21 January 2018

Tipperary producer secures €2m contract with Aldi UK

Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Tipperary-based premium pork and bacon producer Oakpark Foods has secured a contract worth over €2m to supply Aldi stores in the UK.

The deal, which will see Oakpark export its Maple Back and Honey Back Rashers for sale in 700 Aldi UK stores, has also led to the creation of 20 jobs at Oakpark’s Cahir factory.

Oakpark Foods, which started supplying Aldi Ireland in 2012, now supplies 40 pork and bacon products to Aldi Ireland’s 129 stores.

Part of the family owned Brett Group, the company employs just under one hundred full-time staff.

Describing the company’s relationship with Aldi for the past five years as a key driver of innovation and expansion, John Brett, account manager at Oakpark Foods said that the company looked forward to continuing its fruitful partnership into the future.

Meanwhile Finbar McCarthy, Aldi Ireland’s group buying director, said that he was delighted that another of their Irish suppliers had progressed to supplying Aldi internationally.

"Oakpark Foods produce the highest quality pork and bacon products and I am confident its offering will be a huge success with UK customers," Mr McCarthy said.

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