Lidl Won an impressive 46 awards across a diverse range of products at the 2016 Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards, held at the prestigious Mansion House. The awards which recognise excellence in product development for food and drink producers, retailers and manufacturers across Ireland was hosted on the 8th September, by Ballymaloe celebrity chef and cookery author Rachel Allen.
The winning products included Lidl’s Deluxe Seafood Chowder, produced by Galmere Fresh Foods in Galway; Deluxe Beetroot Relish produced by Follain in Cork and Lidl’s Deluxe Sri Lankan Chicken Soup produced by Ballymaguire Foods in Co. Dublin, to name just a few!
Commenting about how Lidl won across so many categories at the awards, Tracy Vaughan, Brands Manager at Lidl Ireland, said: “We are delighted that so many of our products won awards at this year’s Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards. As one of the most respected award schemes in Ireland, recognition of our products at this level is a clear indication of the emphasis our local buying team places on sourcing and producing the highest quality products at great value prices. We would like to say a big thank you to all of our dedicated suppliers for their tireless efforts to bring top quality food to your table. ”
Lidl is committed to working with Irish suppliers to bring the best of local produce to their network of 146 stores and almost 50% of all grocery sales in Lidl’s Irish stores are generated from products sourced from Irish suppliers, producers and manufacturers.
Among 46 winners across all categories, the Lidl products that scooped gold were:
– Lidl Rathdaragh Irish Extra Mature Cheddar
– Lidl Deluxe Beetroot Relish
– Lidl Deluxe Seafood Chowder
– Lidl Deluxe Sri Lankan Chicken Soup
– Lidl Simply Tortilla Chips