Tesco Ireland signs €3 million contract with Celtic Pure

Monday, 20th May, 2019 12:47pm

Tesco Ireland signs €3 million contract with Celtic Pure

Pádraig McEneaney, Celtic Pure; Joe Manning, commercial director, Tesco Ireland ; Sharon Doherty, senior buyer, Tesco Ireland.

Monaghan based Celtic Pure has secured a €3M deal to supply its bottled water to Tesco Ireland nationwide over the next two years.

Tesco Ireland announced the deal at its annual supplier conference last Thursday, May 16, in Dublin.

Based at Corbreagh, Co Monaghan, Celtic Pure will supply over two million, five-litre 'Drumlin Hills' Tesco water bottles over the duration of the contract.

Celtic Pure Irish Spring is one of Ireland’s fastest growing businesses, employing 75 people. It is owned and managed by the McEneaney family.

The company has nearly doubled in size since 2017, growing its production from 80 million litres of water to 150 million litres. This growth has been led by the company’s investment in automation technologies, while maintaining its workforce.The water from these springs has been used by the McEneaney family for well over 200 years and today the family-run Celtic Pure company operates its state-of-the-art bottling plant close to the original family spring, which now produces over 120 million bottles a year.

Joe Manning, commercial director, Tesco Ireland, said: “Celtic Pure’s growth story is a testament to its innovative business approach and growing strength as a brand and we’re delighted to be stocking this product in our 151 stores nationwide. We believe the ‘Drumlin Hills’ Tesco brand product will be an extremely popular offering, complementing the range of all Irish sourced water that our customers know and love.”

Celtic Pure’s co-founder, Padraig McEneaney, added: “We’re confident in the quality of our products and our capacity to build our offering for customers like Tesco in the Irish market. Our long-term focus has been to streamline our systems to ensure we meet our growth expectations and to meet surging customer demand."

From humble beginnings, the Celtic Pure brand now offers a complete range of bottled water to the retail, food service and wholesale sectors to satisfy all tastes for the work, home and play environments. A leading supplier of private label bottled water, Celtic Pure caters for an increasing demand market from the UK and Ireland.

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