5 November 2019
By Bryan Smyth
JDS Foods was established by James Daly and Sons in 1871 and traces its origins to the Cork Butter Exchange, located under the world-famous Shandon Bells in the historic heart of Cork City, Ireland. Now it is in an industrial unit on the Northside of the City. The firm supplies the Retail, Foodservice and Bakery sectors with a range of spreads in both branded and private label.
Cork’s JDS Foods Ltd. has secured a new contract to supply private label spreads to Aldi Ireland’s 139 stores. The one-year contract is worth €750,000 and sees Aldi continue its long-standing partnership with JDS Foods Ltd, which first began in 2003.
Located in Cork City, JDS Foods Ltd. employs 50 full-time staff members, supplying both the domestic and UK export market. Its company history originates in 1871 from the Cork Butter Exchange in the heart of Cork City.
JDS Foods Ltd will be recognised by Aldi customers – they supply the Kilkeely range of private label spreads. It currently supplies four product lines to Aldi. The new contract sees Aldi trial a new 250g variant of its Kilkeely Lower Cholesterol spread.
Commenting, John Curtin, Group Buying Director Aldi Ireland said: “Developing long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships with Irish food and drink producers has been key to our continued growth and success in Ireland. We have worked with JDS Foods Ltd for over 15 years, which is testament to the fantastic quality product they produce.”
“This new agreement will ensure Aldi shoppers continue to enjoy the very best in Irish-made spreads at prices that can’t be beaten.”
Charlie Fleury, JDS Foods Ltd.’s Managing Director said: “We are delighted to continue our long association with Aldi Ireland. Their continued support has been of huge benefit to our business over the years.”