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Aldi Projects Sales Of Over €27m Worth of Irish Potatoes This Year

Aldi Ireland today announced that it expects to sell in the region of €27 million worth of Irish grown potatoes this year, with New Season Irish Potatoes arriving across 142 Aldi stores on Thursday 7 May, 2020.

O’Shea’s Farms based in Piltown, Co. Kilkenny, together with North County Dublin, based PKS Farms will be supplying the potatoes to Aldi’s stores, with Premier, Home Guard and Queens due on shelf from this Thursday and New Season Roosters to follow in August.

Glasshouse Growing

Thanks to innovative glasshouse growing and harvesting techniques, O’Shea’s Farm and PKS Farms will deliver the New Season Irish Potatoes to Aldi’s stores on schedule, the discounter said.

“Without the glasshouse growing and harvesting technique, it would be impossible to bring a crop of Irish potatoes to market this early in the season," said Ross Keogh, Director of PKS Farms.

"The glasshouse crop does not suffer the same fate weather wise as outdoor crops do, because it is a controlled environment in many ways. “

O'Sheas have been working with Aldi since 1999 and PKS Farms since January 2017.

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