Cork-based company Keohane Seafoods has announced a new €20m deal with Lidl Ireland.

This will see Keohane’s fresh and frozen Irish seafood products sold in Lidl stores across the island of Ireland, in addition to an increase of exports to selected Lidl stores in the UK, US, Germany, Cyprus, Italy and Greece.

Salmon, mackerel, trout and coley are just a few of the products in Keohane Seafoods’ growing range available in Lidl’s stores in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

As part of the new contract the company has also been awarded supply of three new fresh salmon items to two Lidl Great Britain regional distribution centres in Bristol and Durham, worth over €4m.

Keohane Seafoods was founded by Mike Keohane and his two sons Colman and Brian in 2010. The company now employs a workforce of more than 220 and is one of Ireland’s largest seafood processors.

Colman Keohane, Managing Director of the company, said its partnership with Lidl over the past ten years has brought a wave of success to the company.

“Lidl has been a long-standing partner of ours and through the considerable investment from their team it has given us a huge opportunity to place our products on the plates of Lidl customers across the domestic and international market,” he said.

“All our seafood is sourced from responsibly managed fisheries and farms. And with the support from the team at Lidl we can maximise the ongoing investment by adjusting the way we operate so we can continue to innovate, create new products and reduce environmental impact of the range.”

Brendan Conway, Head of Buying at Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland, said the new deal with Keohane Seafoods amplifies the quality and success of their products with the retailer’s customers here and abroad.

“Their commitment to product development, business innovation and sustainable initiatives never cease and exemplifies our business ethos at Lidl. We are delighted to be part of their journey to creating a premium product that we are thrilled to place in Lidl stores not just in Ireland but in stores across the UK, USA and Europe,” he added.