SlumberJack Coffee has secured a supply deal worth more than £500,000 with Lidl Northern Ireland.Under the 12 month contract SlumberJackCoffee will supply 209 Lidl stores in Ireland with its coffee products.Based in Antrim, SlumberJack Coffee is a family-run business which was established in 2014.
Gary Murray, head of buying at Lidl Ireland and Lidl Northern Ireland, said: "As a retailer committed to supporting local food producers, we’re delighted to establish a new relationship with such an exciting home-grown artisan producer and to open up opportunities for future growth."
The new products currently on sale across all 41 Lidl Northern Ireland stores include SlumberJack Italian Espresso Wholebean 500g (£3.99) and SlumberJack Italian Espresso Ground 220g (£2.49).
Gary Murray, Head of Buying at Lidl Ireland and Lidl Northern Ireland and Alf Walker, Business Development Manager at SlumberJack Coffee.
Alf Walker, business development manager at SlumberJack Coffee, added: “Since hitting shelves last month, we’ve seen incredibly strong demand for our products and we look forward to adding to our product offering with a number of new lines currently in development. Through this contract, not only have we been able to avail of export opportunities and reach new markets, but we’ve grown the business to upscale production to meet customer demand."
Lidl Northern Ireland retailer spends at least £290 million annually with suppliers across the region while also supporting 3,500 jobs.