Kickstart Supplier Development Programme

2024 Applications Now Open

Do you have the secret ingredient?

Are you hungry for the opportunity to have your product on the shelves of more than 200 stores across the island?

We’re searching for our next generation of producers with a passion for developing locally sourced quality products to join our Kickstart Supplier Development Programme

Running since 2017, the Lidl Kickstart Programme has supported over 150 local suppliers, has put over 600 products on shelves during limited offer promotions, and now has 12 products permanently listed from 6 Kickstart Programme alumni. This equals an investment of over 8.5million Euro in helping provide the perfect platform for Irish food producers to showcase their quality products across our network of stores on the island of Ireland.

Applicants are invited to apply until February 29th 2024. Successful applicants will participate on a development programme that is tailormade to inform and mentor suppliers on every step of working with a large retailer, and producers will then supply for a promotion in September.

Who can Apply

We are accepting applications from producers of food, near food and non-food, who are based on the island of Ireland.

Closing Date

Applications are open until 29th February 2024

Full terms and conditions available here

How to Apply

Tell us all about you and your company by clicking the link below

7 Years of Support

7 Years of Support

Meet Some of our Past Winners

We now have 14 products permanently listed in our stores from suppliers who have successfully completed our supplier development programme.

Irish Fish Canners

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Irish Fish Canners started with Kickstart in 2017 and are our longest running Kickstart supplier. We now have three of their products permanently available in all stores in IE and NI

Fused by Fiona Uyema

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First appearing in the promotion in 2020, Fiona’s Fused Stir Fry Sauces have been permanently available in stores since, and we have now added her Spice Bag and Japanese Hot Sauce to our range!

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Applewood Farm

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Since featuring in our promotion in 2018, Ballyhoura Apple Cider Vinegar has been permanently listed in all our stores across the island since.

The product was also exported to the US in 2022 as part of an Irish promotion run in Lidl US stores.

Crowe’s Farm

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Crowe’s Farm first featured in 2018 and have been favourites ever since. Supplying our premium ham joint each year since Christmas 2019, we now have premium bacon and sausages permanently listed in our IE stores.

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Kin & Kind

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Hellbent first featured in 2021 with their burgers and Chakalaka Boerewors. The Boerewors proved such a hit that it’s now permanently available in all stores in IE and NI.

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The Galway Roast

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Galway Roast first featured in 2018 and has been permanently listed in all stores since 2021.

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Holmes Bakery Flakemeal & Butter Shortbread Biscuits appeared first in 2021 and their delicious Fifteens and Caramel Fingers are now permanently available as part of our everyday range in our NI stores.