Irish pork processor gains Aldi listing
Published:  23 January, 2015

Family-run Irish pork processor Connolly Meats has secured a new contract with Aldi in Ireland.

Five new jobs will be created as a result of the partnership, which will see the Scotstown-based company, in Co Monaghan, supply Aldi with a new range of sliced bacon and bacon joint products.

The range will be introduced to Aldi’s 113 Irish stores over the coming months.

James Connolly, of Connolly Meats, said: “At Connolly Meats, we pride ourselves on the quality of all the produce that leaves our premises in Scotstown. We are very excited to work with Aldi and hope to be supplying them with the very best in pork and bacon products for many years to come.”

Aldi’s group buying director Colin Breslin added: “We are delighted to welcome Connolly Meats to our growing list of Monaghan-based suppliers. Our business is developing at an exceptional rate in Ireland and, as it continues to grow, there will be more and more opportunities for Irish companies like Connolly Meats to work with us.”

Aldi has tripled its annual spend on Irish products over the past five years and, since 2008, almost doubled the number of Irish suppliers it works with.

Other suppliers to Aldi in Co Monaghan include Castleblayney’s IGWT Poultry Service, which supplies Aldi’s 100% Irish Bord Bía Quality Assured range of fresh turkeys.