SuperValu, the leading Irish grocery retailer, has today announced that it expects to sell €17 million worth of Irish spring lamb this year, the equivalent of 225,000 lambs. The first of this new season Irish lamb is already on sale at selected SuperValu butcher counters across Ireland, just in time for Easter.
SuperValu’s Irish spring lamb is 100% Irish born and bred, reared by Bord Bia Quality Assured farmers such as Roscommon based Anthony Moran. A long-standing supplier of SuperValu lamb for the last 20 years, Anthony Moran keeps 200 ewes, maintaining the highest standards to ensure the best quality lamb for Irish consumers each year.
Commenting on the announcement, Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, SuperValu said, “As the number one supporter of the Irish agri-food industry, SuperValu is committed to bringing the very best of locally-sourced fresh Irish produce to consumers. Our policy is to stock 100% Bord Bia approved SuperValu branded meat products, meaning our customers can be confident they are buying the best in Irish meat, while also supporting local Irish suppliers. Our long-term partnerships with producers like Anthony Moran are key to delivering on our strategy of fresh food leadership.”
Roscommon-based SuperValu lamb producer, Anthony Moran commented, “I am proud to once again supply SuperValu with the highest quality new season Irish spring lamb. Over the years, my relationship with SuperValu has gone from strength to strength and I look forward to continuing this partnership long into the future.”
SuperValu sources from over 2,200 Irish suppliers – more than any other grocery retailer in the Irish market – equating to an annual economic contribution of €2.19 billion. SuperValu continues to command the grocery market in terms of meat quality, with more instore expert butchers than any other retailer, offering an unrivalled shopping experience for consumers.
SuperValu serves over 2.6 million customers every week and has 219 stores nationwide. Together with its retail partners, SuperValu employs approximately 14,500 colleagues, making it one of the State’s largest private sector employers. 75% of everything on SuperValu’s shelves is sourced in Ireland. SuperValu continues to source locally wherever possible which helps to sustain 30,000 jobs in the Irish economy.