Aldi has announced a new €9.5 million deal with Ballybofey-based beverage producer Mulrines.
After a year of strong sales, the new 12-month contract will see Mulrines increase the volume of product it supplies to Aldi by nearly 25%. The producer will now supply Aldi with more than 11.5 million liters of fruit juices and juices produced in Ireland each year, the equivalent of five Olympic swimming pools filled with the product.
Mulrines is one of the oldest Aldi suppliers in Ireland, having partnered with Aldi since 2002 and expanded into Aldi stores in the UK in 2003.
The contract will see the development of new innovative products for Aldi customers in the coming months.
Plus, Aldi’s specially selected Kildare Apple juice, made entirely from an exclusive blend of apples grown in the Co.’s Mulrines orchard. Kildare, will also switch to new bottles made from recycled plastic later this year. This means that more than 12 tons of virgin plastic will be removed from Aldi stores annually, making Aldi the first retailer in Ireland to introduce recycled PET in its refrigerated juice range.
Founded in 1919, Mulrines currently employs 160 people in Ballybofey and Donegal and its orchards in Porterstown and Rathbane in Co Kildare, where it grows varieties such as Cox’s Pippen, Elstar, Jona and Golden Delicious apples.
Welcoming the contract, Peter Mulrines, Managing Director of Mulrines said: “Working with Aldi since 2002 has been essential to the growth and expansion of our business. We are excited to produce more great products for Aldi stores across the country and stores abroad, and we look forward to working with Aldi in the future.”
John Curtin, Director of Purchasing, Aldi Group, said: “Mulrines has been a long-term partner with Aldi for nearly 20 years, and we are delighted that this strong relationship continues into the future. The company now supplies our stores with 25% more of their delicious products each year, which is a testament to the fact that Mulrines juices and smoothies continue to be a huge hit with our customers.”
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