Paul Sweeney and Company (currently not trading) supplied Tesco Ireland with potatoes between 1998 and 2008. Paul Sweeney is claiming £6.2 million for an alleged breach of contract.
Mr Sweeney claims that his company has spent millions between 1998 and 2006 on investment in facilities based on an agreement that his company would supply half of Tesco Ireland’s potatoes. He claims that the agreement was not upheld and terminated without reasonable notice. A spokeswoman for Tesco told the Irish Independent: “This is a long-standing case for damages arising out of the termination of a supplier relationship which Tesco Ireland will defend. As proceedings are ongoing, we would not comment further at this time”.