Lidl Kickstart Supplier Development Programme

Lidl is opening applications for their 6th Lidl Kickstart Supplier Development Programme!

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In 2017, Lidl developed Kickstart, 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. So far the retailer has invested over €6m into supporting over 350 Irish food and drink suppliers, supplying over 500 products on supermarket shelves across the country.


Applications will be open from August 9th to coincide with the 2021 Kickstart products launching in stores on August 12th.


Our programme is open to suppliers of all product groups:

    • Bread, cakes, bakery
    • Fresh meat, poultry or fish
    • Cold / speciality meats
    • Yogurt, desserts, drinks, fresh juice
    • Cheese, cream spreads
    • Convenience foods
    • Milk, cream, butter
    • Condiments, cooking sauces
    • Oils, fats, margarine
    • Tea, coffee, hot chocolate
    • Cereals
    • Jams, spreads, honey
    • Tinned foods, soups
    • Baby food
    • Soft drinks
    • Alcohol
    • Biscuits, crisps
    • Sweets, chocolate
    • Petfood
    • Personal hygiene, beauty
    • Near food
    • Non food

Lidl Ireland will pick suppliers from the 2022 applications to feature in two promotions and will award a permanent contract to the top performing suppliers.


Applications can be made online from August 9th on the Lidl website at