Codd Mushrooms Agrees €9m Aldi Contract

18 Sep 2018 | 09.46 am

Codd Mushrooms Agrees €9m Aldi Contract

Supermarket chain renews supply deal

18 Sep 2018 | 09.46 am

Codd Mushrooms has agreed a two-year deal to supply the Aldi supermarket chain with 13.3 million mushrooms.

Aldi Ireland said the value of the deal to the supplier is €9m, representing a volume growth of 600% between Aldi and the family-run business who first began supplying Aldi in April 2007.

Based in Tullow, Co. Carlow, the Codd family has been growing mushrooms on their farm since 1989. The trade with Aldi over the past decade has enabled Codd Mushrooms to fund a new dispatch fridge and loading area, as well as six additional growing rooms.

Managing director Leslie Codd commented: “The certainty provided by our partnership with Aldi has helped us in not only growing our business, but in developing a world-class production facility.

“This year alone we have been able to employ an additional ten new full-time members of staff, bringing the employee number to 250 people.

“Our goal is to become one of the most innovative and environmentally-friendly mushroom production facilitates in Europe.  The new deal with Aldi strengthens our position in the Irish market at a time when the mushroom industry is dealing with uncertainty and challenges in the face of Brexit.”

Aldi’s group buying director John Curtin said the food retailer  is committed to growing its Irish supply base and increasing the number of Irish products available in its 133 stores.

Aldi recently increased its support for small Irish suppliers by reducing its payment terms to 14 days for suppliers that transact up to €300,000 annually with Aldi.

Aldi says it is investing €160m to expand and upgrade its Irish store network. It has committed €100m to constructing and opening 20 new stores by the end of 2019, while ‘Project Fresh’ sees a further €60m investment to revamp the layout and design of existing stores.


Photos: Leslie Codd (center) with Aldi’s Paul Scally (left) and minister Andrew Doyle



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