Aldi Ireland has agreed a new €7.5 million deal with Dublin-based Sunglow Nurseries to supply all of Aldi’s 150 Irish stores with early season premium strawberries.
According to Aldi, the new contract will see 300 tonnes of Sunglow’s strawberries sold in its nationwide stores annually over the next three years.
Over the next six months, 100% of the strawberries sold in Aldi’s stores will be Irish grown and Bord Bia Assured, it added.
Welcoming the new contract, John Curtin, group buying director, Aldi commented, “Sunglow Nurseries has supplied our Irish stores for more than 14 years and we are delighted to further extend our partnership for another three.
"Aldi is committed to supporting our Irish growers so that our customers can enjoy the very best Bord Bia Assured fresh local produce."
Sunglow Nurseries, a family run business, has been working with Aldi for 14 years.
Based in Rush, Co. Dublin, Sunglow employs 10 full-time and 30 part-time staff members.
As a result of its continued business with Aldi, Sunglow highlighted that it was able to invest in a new glasshouse extension last year which allowed the producer to increase its output capacity by 17%.
“Working with Aldi has given us the security to invest in our business and we look forward to working with Aldi for the next three years and beyond," added Joe McGuiness, co-owner at Sunglow.
"We’re delighted with this new contract and are proud to bring our 100% Irish grown Bord Bia Assured strawberries to Aldi stores nationwide.”