Aldi Ireland has today (12 December) announced that it has signed a new agreement with Gorey based O’Connor Nurseries to provide the retiler with over €65,000 worth of Fairtrade Poinsettias this Christmas.
The German retailer outlined that the Poinsettias are the only Fairtrade available in Ireland this Christmas.
It explained that this is due to the fact that the 'seeds have been cultivated on a Fairtrade farm in Uganda, before being transported to Ireland for planting by O’Connor Nurseries.'
“Fairtrade is important to Aldi as it enables us to deliver great value in a sustainable way. At the same time, we actively seek to work with and support as many Irish suppliers as possible.” Finbar McCarthy, Aldi’s group buying director said.
O’Connor Nurseries are specialists in the horticulture market, operating from six acres of glasshouse, including four acres of climate-controlled houses, located near Gorey, Co. Wexford.
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