Cork-based seafood company in new €20m Lidl Ireland deal

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Deal includes supply of three new fresh salmon items for Lidl Great Britain worth more than €4 million.

Cork based seafood company Keohane Seafoods, has signed a new €20 million deal with Lidl Ireland.

This new deal will bring their fresh and frozen Irish seafood products to Lidl stores across the island of Ireland, in addition to an increase of exports to selected Lidl stores in Great Britain, USA, Germany, Cyprus, Italy and Greece making them Lidl Ireland’s largest fish supplier.

As part of the new contract, the company has been awarded supply of three new fresh salmon items to two Lidl Great Britain regional distribution centres in Avonmouth outside of Bristol and Bridge End in Durham worth more than €4 million.

Keohane Seafoods were founded by Mike Keohane and his two sons Colman and Brian in 2010. They now employ a workforce of more than 220 employees and are one of Ireland’s largest quality seafood processors.

Colman Keohane, Managing Director, Keohane Seafoods said that the partnership with Lidl has brought a wave of success to the company.

“Through the considerable investment from their team, it has given us a huge opportunity to place our products on the plates of Lidl customers across the domestic and international market. We strive to provide a trusted quality product and sustainability is a core value that is very important to us. All our seafood is sourced from responsibly managed fisheries and farms.”

Commenting on the new deal with Lidl Ireland and Lidl International, Brendan Conway, Head of Buying at Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland said: “This latest partnership with Keohane’s amplifies the quality and success of their products with our customers here and abroad.