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!

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Meet Some of our 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.



Co. Kildare

Fiona and Gilmar are co-founders of Fused and are passionate about creating authentic Asian sauces using quality ingredients. They have a unique range of award winning sauces including a range of flavoured soy sauces with no added sugar, and stir-fry sauces. Fused Glorious Ginger was awarded best sauce in Ireland at IQFA 2017 with Cheeky Chilli the highly commended runner up. Fused Teriyaki received a Great Taste Award in 2019 after just launching in late 2018.

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Ballyhoura Apple Farm


Ballyhoura Apple Farm are located in ancient Kilfinane at the foothills of the Ballyhoura Mountains in south east county Limerick. Their extensive orchard  provides the raw mterials for their great range of apple based products, from organic cider vinegars to flavour packed fruit juices.

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Rucksnacks Beef Jerky

Rucksnacks Beef and Turkey Jerky

Co. Monaghan

Rucksnacks were born out of a frustration at unhealthy snack choices. Colm, a 5th Generation Beef Farmer, and Genna, a food scientist, decided to remedy this when setting up in 2016. Their range of high protein meat snacks are right on trend. Starting with one flavour, Original Beef biltong, they now have more new exciting flavours such as Honey Beef Jerky and Fiery Red Chilli Beef Biltong, these are sure to be popular with Lidl customers!

Daisy Cottage

Daisy Cottage Farm

Co. Wicklow

Daisy Cottage Farm is a small family run artisan bakery nestled in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. Their award-winning scones prompted many questions at markets around the country with customers asking where can these be bought locally. This planted the idea for the baking mix, and after many trials and attempts they were born. Simple to use, contain no artificial ingredients, and produces baked scones and breads like your mammy used to bake.

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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

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.