Aldi Ireland has agreed a new €9 million deal with Wicklow-based NutriQuick to supply all of Aldi's 149 Irish stores with its ready meals.

The new contract will see a 20% increase in the volume NutriQuick supplies Aldi annually.

As a direct result of this increase in demand, NutriQuick has said it will now be hiring up to nine new staff at its facility in Blessington, Co. Wicklow, bringing staff numbers at the company to 50.

NutriQuick began working with Aldi Ireland in early 2019.

"Working with Aldi has been instrumental in our success as a business, and we're delighted to be signing this new €9 million contract," said Dean Siney, Managing Director of NutriQuick.

"It has always been our mission to bring our high quality, tasty and nutritionally balanced ready meals to as many shoppers as possible.

"Our strong ongoing partnership with Aldi has allowed us to achieve this, together, nationwide," he added.

John Curtin, Aldi Group Buying Director said NutriQuick’s meals have proved a massive hit with Aldi’s customers across the board.

"It’s fantastic to see the company going from strength to strength and to now be investing in improving its facilities in Wicklow and hiring new staff.

"We look forward to working together with NutriQuick to develop new product solutions in the future," he added.