Kick Start Supplier Development

In 2017, we developed Kick Start, a supplier development programme in conjunction with Bord Bia to give Irish food & drink suppliers the chance to showcase their products and grow their business through Lidl stores across the country. Last year we had €1m worth of Irish produce, with over 80 products from over 60 suppliers on our shelves and this year we have invested even more to bring you an even bigger range of tasty local products!

Meet Some of our previous Winners


It's all about finding delicious, exciting new products to add to our range and for you to bring to your table. It's all about the product, we choose only the best suppliers, because quality is everything. Find below some of our success stories from the past two years of Kick Start at Lidl.

Seed Necessities

Chia Bia, Tramore, Co. Waterford

Seed Necessities is Ireland’s newest snacking seed company. Irish owned and operated company based in Tramore, Co. Waterford.

The range of high quality flavoured seeds tests your taste-buds at work, at home or on the go.

Try their tasty Caramelised Salt & Vinegar Mixed Seeds, Honey Melon Seeds or Honey Cinnamon Granola – perfect as a snack straight from the tub or as a topping on cereal, yogurt, smoothies or salads. 

Seeds for everyone!

Spice Bag Mix

ChanChan, Bluebell, Co. Dublin

Developed by chef Kwanghi Chan, ChanChan started 3 years ago as a sauce company and has grown into making condiments after being successful in the 2018 Kick Start programme with the Spice Bag Seasonings Mix becoming a permanent listing in all Lidl stores.

With new products launching for 2020, ChanChan are really excited with the opportunity to apply again to the Kick Start programme in 2020.

ChanChan invites you to savour the best of true Asian Street Food in your own kitchen.

Sweet Potato Burger

Vada Pow, Bray, Co Wicklow

Vada Pow is an Irish company established in 2016, selling a range of 'Bombay Style Street Food' as a meat-free alternative by using wholefood ingredients. Founded by Naveen Bachani, Vada Pow’s journey starts from a small batch production in Bray, Co. Wicklow and now produces products at a potato farm factory in Co. Meath. They work closely with a farming family who provides quality spuds throughout the year.

Vada Pow launched their Sweet Potato Burgers with the Kick Start programme in 2018, and this has helped them secure a permanent listing nationwide in all Lidl stores.

Sweet Potato patty with a punch of flavours!

Irish Apple Cider Vinegar

Ballyhoura Apple Farm, Kilfinane, Co Limerick

Local Irish producers of raw unfiltered Apple Cider vinegar from 100% apple cider containing no additives or preservatives. Ballyhoura Apple Farm started life at Clashganniv in Churchtown in 2006 and in 2014 the entire orchard was transported to Kilfinane where they now have our own apple cider vinegar production facility.

In 2015, Ballyhoura launched their Pure Raw Irish Apple Cider Vinegar “with the Mother Culture" - a premium cider vinegar product using cider made from 100% apples. Unpasteurised, Naturally Antibiotic and Antibacterial.

Having been successful with their application through the Lidl Kick Start programme, Ballyhoura Irish Apple Cider Vinegar is now available in Lidl stores nationwide.

Broghies Popped Grains

Garavogue Broghies, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

From humble beginnings in Ontario, Canada, Irish immigrant (Sligo) Ken Tracey and friend Terry Brush created Broghies in 2008. The pair wanted to create a type of snack their own children would enjoy but also wanted to make sure it offered the best possible taste and nutritional values.

Having stayed close to their roots, they named the product after their daughters; Broghen and Brogyn, and even put them on the front of the bag. In 2011 when they brought Broghies to Ireland and the UK, they felt it was important to have both Irish and English on the packaging.

Broghies are low carb, low calories, vegan and low sodium. They are the perfect bread alternative and are excellent for dips and spreads. So whether you are 8 months or 80 you can enjoy a Broghie popped grain.

Find these products in-store now

Supplier Nurturing & Development

Kickstart Inline Image Supplier Seminar


All selected suppliers will be invited to attend two free, comprehensive seminars covering quality control,

packaging, marketing & PR building as well as other important aspects of business development.


Kick Start proudly supported by Bord Bia


“Bord Bia is delighted to play our role in Lidl Kick Start. The programme offers a great opportunity for Irish suppliers to establish a presence in Lidl stores nationwide with Bord Bia providing training and mentoring to participants to help equip them with the skills required to succeed.”


Padraig Brennan, Director Meat, Food & Beverage, Bord Bia