Clarke’s Jam secures €390,000 contract to supply Irish jam to SuperValu

SuperValu expected to sell 144,000 jars of 100% Irish jam produced in Stamullen, Co. Meath

SuperValu, Ireland’s leading independent supermarket, is expecting to sell €390,000 worth, or 144,000 jars of Clarke’s Jam in 2013.

The varieties available in SuperValu will include strawberry, raspberry, blackberry and no added sugar strawberry and raspberry jam. The retail price per jar is €2.69. Based in Stamullen, Co. Meath for over fifty years, Clarke’s grow fruit locally and produce jam for distribution all over Ireland.

Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, SuperValu, said, “Our customers look to us to bring them the best quality produce and we strive to deliver this offering across our network of independent retailers. As a supporter of Irish suppliers we believe that this quality can be sourced locally in Ireland. Made from Irish fruit and manufactured in Ireland, this is one of the few jams that can be considered truly Irish and is another example of how SuperValu works in partnership with indigenous suppliers across the agri-food sector to deliver quality and value.”

Pat Clarke, Clarke’s Fresh Fruit, commented, “We are delighted to partner with SuperValu as it gives us the opportunity to bring our produce to communities all over Ireland. We grow all our own jam fruit on our family farm in Stamullen, County Meath, ensuring Clarke’s jam is made from the finest ingredients and is genuinely 100% Irish. Our contract with SuperValu also allows us to guarantee 110 local jobs with the possibility of expansion in the future.”

SuperValu has 201 stores across Ireland and is committed to local employment and supporting local suppliers. 75% of everything on SuperValu’s shelves is sourced or produced in Ireland, contributing over €1.6 billion to the Irish economy and helping to sustain almost 30,000 Irish jobs in the farm, food and retail sector.

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SuperValu signs new €500,000 deal with Uniplumo to supply Irish Poinsettias for Christmas

SuperValu, Ireland’s leading community supermarket, has announced that it has signed an agreement worth over €500,000 with Dublin based grower Uniplumo to supply Poinsettias for the Christmas season. As a result, SuperValu will only stock 100% Bord Bia quality assured Irish grown Poinsettias which will retail at just €3.

Now in its 17th year, Uniplumo’s partnership with SuperValu has led the grower to increase the number of Poinsettias grown by 30% over the past two years to meet demand. Uniplumo are specialist growers in the Irish horticulture market, operating from six acres of heated glass houses near Swords, County Dublin. The company employs over 40 staff.

Commenting on the announcement, Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, SuperValu, said, “We believe in local and continue to demonstrate our support of local producers and local suppliers. Our commercial relationship with Uniplumo is another example of our partnership approach with Irish companies where we have been able to work together to grow and develop the business. Poinsettias are extremely popular with our shoppers for Christmas, so we are delighted to once again provide a home grown Irish plant. SuperValu’s commitment to investing in local produce guarantees top quality and longevity in our fresh offering.”

Tom Summerville, General Manager, Uniplumo, added, “We are delighted with this announcement which once again demonstrates SuperValu’s commitment to Irish growers and to Irish jobs. Poinsettias are a traditional Christmas plant and we are delighted that through SuperValu’s 201 stores, our Bord Bia quality assured Irish grown Poinsettias will decorate homes across Ireland this year. This announcement by SuperValu of an even larger order this year is a very welcome one for Uniplumo and we look forward to expanding our beautiful range of Irish grown plants with SuperValu into the future.” 

SuperValu has 201 stores across Ireland and is committed to local employment and supporting local suppliers. 75% of everything on SuperValu’s shelves is sourced or produced in Ireland, contributing over €1.6 billion to the Irish economy and helping to sustain almost 30,000 Irish jobs in the farm, food and retail sector.

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