One small Longford food producer, Richmount Cordial Company, has completed the Food Academy programme that will be rolled out across SuperValu stores nationwide.
Food Academy is a joint initiative between SuperValu, Bord Bia and the Local Enterprise Office Network and was established in 2014 to support small food companies in Ireland.
Eamon Howell, Trading Director for SuperValu said the company was delighted that Richmount Cordial Company has done so well.
“It is fantastic to see one of our small food producers in Longford graduate from our Food Academy programme and is now listed in stores around Longford,” he added.
“This is a real endorsement to the Food Academy initiative which allows us to bring community-based food start-ups to market and provides them with the potential to grow their businesses even further, providing employment for themselves, members of their community and for some, family.”
Mr Howell went on to say that SuperValu now provided a wide range of stock, thanks to companies like Richmount Cordials that were dotted around the country.
“We are currently working with an additional 250 small food producers in our Food Academy Start programme where we are providing them with the tools, mentoring, advice and expertise to trial their product in their local stores,” he concluded.