Lidl Northern Ireland ploughs record £347 million into local agri-food industry and grows 60 local producers to success

New Impact Report launched by the retailer demonstrates its significant impact in supporting local producers and championing Northern Ireland’s agri-food produce globally

Lidl Northern Ireland, the region’s fastest-growing supermarket retailer, has ploughed a record £347 million into the agri-food industry here in the last financial year ending February 2022 and supported 60 local producers to success, a new impact report has revealed.

Developed with the support of the Northern Ireland Food & Drink Association, the new report highlights the retailer’s significant economic contribution to the agri-food industry and underscores its longstanding commitment to sourcing produce locally.

The report also found that of that £347 million, £298 million worth of goods procured by Lidl Northern Ireland from suppliers in the region was exported globally through Lidl’s expansive store network, reaching new customer bases across Europe from Great Britain and Ireland as far as Romania, Greece, Cyprus and even to the USA.

From locally distilled Killowen Gin to Hellbent’s spicy burgers, Irwin’s freshly baked bread to SlumberJack’s artisan coffee, Willowbrook’s fresh salads to Wilson’s Country potatoes, to tasty baked treats from Sperrin Bakery, moreish pizza from Crust & Crumb and melt-in-the-mouth ice cream from Dale Farm, shoppers are enjoying a real taste of home with an increasingly expansive line of authentic Northern Irish produce.

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