Patrick Twomey, Managing Director with Twomey’s Bakery, said that like all food producers, the company has faced difficulties in its supply chain in recent months.
The bakery has seen increases in the cost of ingredients, as well as transport and energy costs.
“This new contract is a big boost for our business, providing a huge degree of certainty and security,” he revealed.
John Curtin, Aldi Ireland Group Buying Director, said the bakery has supplied its Irish stores for almost three years now and it was delighted to extend its partnership with a new €5m deal.
“Twomey’s saw a year-on-year increase of 25 per cent in its sales to Aldi in 2021, and we are delighted to continue supporting the local company’s growth into the future,” Mr Curtin said.
“At Aldi, we are committed to supporting our Irish producers so that our customers can enjoy the very best products Ireland has to offer,” he added.
Aldi currently works with more than 330 Irish food and drink producers, and spent €1 billion with its Irish suppliers in 2021.