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LIMERICK BAKERY MAKES ‘A SWEET DEAL’ WITH NEW €1.5m ALDI CONTRACT

Twomeys Bakery secures 12-month contract to supply breads and bakery goods

Aldi Ireland has agreed a new €1.5 million deal with Limerick-based Twomeys Bakery to supply all its 146 Irish stores. The new 12-month contract will see Twomeys Bakery supplying Aldi stores with Apple Tart, Fruit Scones, Apple Sponge and Apple Crumble under Aldi’s own-brand Grainne’s Bakery range.

Twomeys Bakery began working with Aldi in late 2019. Its products have proven hugely successful paving the way for the new agreement.

Based in Dromcollogher, Co. Limerick, Twomeys Bakery is a family-run business. It currently employs 44 staff, including seven craft bakers. Twelve new jobs have been created as a direct result of the new Aldi contract and the bakery intends to increase its size and capacity in 2021.

The bakery, which was founded in 1901, has been run for three generations by the Twomey family and produces 50 different breads and cakes using traditional family recipes that have been passed down through the generations.

Commenting, John Curtin, Aldi Group Buying Director, said: “Twomeys Bakery’s products have been a fantastic success with Aldi shoppers over the last number of months. We see this new contract as the start of a long-term partnership with room for further growth. Twomeys are also supplying our Specially Selected Ancient Grain Sourdough Pan, which has been rolled out fully across all our 145 Irish stores following a highly successful trial.”

Eileen Twomey, Director of Twomeys Bakery, said: “Our partnership with Aldi has been a huge boost to our business. It has allowed us to employ more people locally at a time when people and businesses across the country are facing

serious challenges. Our team is delighted to be producing breads and cakes for one of Ireland’s leading retailers.”

Aldi is committed to growing its Irish supply base and increasing the number of Irish products available in its stores. It has invested more than €2,500,000 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 145 stores.

Aldi recently reduced its payment terms for all suppliers that transact up to €1 million worth of business annually with Aldi until the end of the year. Payments are processed and paid within five working days.

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