Aldi has announced that it expects to sell over 3,000 Irish Christmas trees this season.
Aldi’s home-grown Irish Wreaths and Christmas trees will be available in 145 Aldi stores nationwide from Thursday, 26 November (wreaths) and Sunday, 29 November (trees).
Co.Kerry based Irish Green Guys, who supplies have been supplying Aldi with premium Christmas wreaths for over 10 years.
James Costello, director of Irish Green Guys said: “All foliage for the wreaths is grown on our farm in Kerry and is hand harvested in a sustainable manner, only harvesting the current year’s growth."
"The South West of Ireland has a high rainfall which promotes lush growth of fresh foliage which is perfect for the floral industry. Significant investment has been made in the last two years in planting more foliage which will allow us to grow the business as Aldi scales its operations in Ireland," he added.
Forest Fresh will supply Aldi with 6 ft Christmas trees that are grown on their Tipperary and Wexford Farms.
Patricia Denning, director of Forest Fresh commented: “We had detailed discussions with Aldi to ascertain their specific needs and target market and we have identified the perfect fit for Aldi’s Customers. We have complete responsibility from the planting of the trees through to delivery to store."
"We pride ourselves on our top-quality Irish trees and efficient delivery service. We had very positive feedback last year and we look forward to a mutually successful Christmas 2020," she said.
Aldi’s Fresh Irish Wreaths will cost €9.99 each and the Irish Grown Christmas Trees will retail at €24.58 per tree.
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