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Aldi Aims To Sell Over 1,500 Tonnes of Irish-Grown Strawberries In 2021

Aldi has announced it is aiming to sell more than 1,500 tonnes of Irish-grown Bord Bia Quality Assured strawberries this year across its Irish stores, representing an increase of 15% on 2020.

Sunglow Nurseries based in Rush, Co. Dublin are supplying Aldi’s Irish strawberries, the discounter said.

As a direct result of Aldi’s long-term partnership with Sunglow Nurseries, the North Dublin producer has been able to invest €1.2 million in a new 0.7 hectares extension of its glasshouse facilities, it added.

The new glasshouse extension will see Sunglow Nurseries introduce a series of sustainable production processes across its operations.

Production Increase

According to Aldi, the new glasshouse will enable Sunglow Nurseries to increase its output capacity by 17%, creating 10 new jobs.

“The majority of our business is with Aldi and, as a result of Aldi’s ongoing custom, we have been able to invest in a new environmentally friendly glasshouse which has helped us increase our production," said John Mc Guinness, director, Sunglow Nurseries.

Aldi’s Irish-grown strawberries will be on sale in all 145 stores nationwide for €1.95.

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