Ballymaloe Foods expands into Australian with Coles supermarket deal

Ballymaloe Foods expands into Australian with Coles supermarket deal
Company founder Yasmine Hyde with her daughter and Ballymaloe foods general manager Maxine Hyde. Picture: Clare Keogh

Ballymaloe foods has announced a major expansion into the Australian food market.

The Cork based company will start supplying 120 Coles supermarkets in Australia from May 25 with Ballymaloe relish.

The signature relish product will be stocked on the shelves of the major supermarket retailer which employs over 100,000 people and along with Woolworths makes up 80% of Australian supermarket business.

Speaking about the announcement, Gary Hanrahan, marketing manager of Ballymaloe foods said the company is excited about the new business expansion and that Ballymaloe foods hoped to "bring a taste of home to the thousands of Irish people living in Australia."

He said: "This unprecedented time has led us to take a step back and appreciate the things around us, like family, friends, nature and good food. Now is the time to cherish those food moments."

Last year Ballymaloe Foods recorded sales of €6m and reported that sales of relish were up up 10% in Q1 2020 compared to Q1 2019.

The company employs 33 staff and 14 products including relishes, mayonnaise, pasta sauces and dressings and exports into Germany, the Netherlands, and the US.

Ballymaloe Foods was established by Yasmin Hyde 30 years ago and is now run by her daughter general manager Maxine Hyde. They are based in Little Island Co Cork.

Ms Hyde said the new suppliers agreement is a huge development for the business during the Covid-19 crisis and that she is "absolutely thrilled" to announce the move.

More on this topic

Brawl offenders will be identified using CCTV and social media videosBrawl offenders will be identified using CCTV and social media videos

Gardaí on 'pro-active' patrols in Cork suburb after brawl involving up to 70 teensGardaí on 'pro-active' patrols in Cork suburb after brawl involving up to 70 teens

Cork citizens urged to contribute to pedestrianisation consultationsCork citizens urged to contribute to pedestrianisation consultations

Putting liveable into Cork city for life as a green world leaderPutting liveable into Cork city for life as a green world leader


More in this Section

Berlin to take 20% stake in €9bn bailout of Lufthansa as airline struggles amid Covid-19 travel falloutBerlin to take 20% stake in €9bn bailout of Lufthansa as airline struggles amid Covid-19 travel fallout

Ictu head Patricia King warns Paschal Donohoe against cutting €350 pandemic paymentIctu head Patricia King warns Paschal Donohoe against cutting €350 pandemic payment

Engineers want the Government to increase spending to stimulate the economyEngineers want the Government to increase spending to stimulate the economy

Office supply wholesaler Spicers Ireland is rescued from liquidationOffice supply wholesaler Spicers Ireland is rescued from liquidation


Lifestyle

Retail withdrawal symptoms can be quelled with thoughtful online purchases for birthday gifts, to elevate our spirits and help small local and family run businesses, writes Carol O’CallaghanPoster boys: Guide to wall art you can source from local businesses online

Make everlasting mementoes and gifts by growing and drying your own flowers, with help from expert floral artist Bex Partridge.How to dry home-grown blooms

I went to Hanford high school in the US, there is a joke that we all glow in the dark.This Much I Know: Dr Cara Augustenborg, environmental scientist

My girlfriend and I live in a shared house, and she's excited by the idea of having sex during the day, while there are other people in the next room.Sex File: I don't like being spontaneous

More From The Irish Examiner