Aldi today announced that Tipperary-based craft bakery Stapleton’s has secured a new contract worth €3.5 million annually to supply its 139 Irish stores.
Based in Roscrea, the family run bakery now employs 100 staff and has supplied Aldi with own-label breads, since 2011.
Welcoming the new deal, owner Joe Stapleton said: “Our relationship with Aldi for almost a decade has been a key driver of innovation and expansion at Stapleton’s. Seeing growth year-on-year for our craft products baked the traditional way is a huge success and something we’re all very proud of.”
Aldi’s Group Buying Director, John Curtin, commented: “Stapleton’s has been a trusted supplier to Aldi for years, so we are delighted to see the company secure a new €3.5m deal. The new brick oven pitta bread machine Stapleton’s has invested in helps meet Aldi customers’ growing demand for new tastes and innovative products.”
Aldi will sell over €700 million worth of Irish goods this year, sourced from Irish producers, manufacturers and suppliers across the country. It has invested more than €1,000,000 in its Grow with Aldi supplier development programme since 2018, which offers up-and-coming artisan Irish food and drink producers the chance to have their products listed in Aldi’s 139 stores.
Mr Curtin added: “Working with more and more Irish producers is a priority for Aldi as we continue to expand our business in Ireland. We now partner with over 200 of the best Irish food and drink producers across the country, ensuring Aldi shoppers get to enjoy the very best Irish-made food at prices that can’t be beaten.”