Aldi will sell more than 1,500 tonnes of Bord Bia Quality Assured strawberries grown in Ireland this year in its 146 Irish stores, representing a 15% increase over 2020. Sunglow Nurseries, based in Rush, supplies the Irish strawberries to Aldi.
As a direct result of Aldi’s long-term partnership with Sunglow Nurseries, the north Dublin grower has been able to invest € 1.2 million in a new 0.7 ha extension of its greenhouse facilities.
The greenhouse will allow Sunglow Nurseries to increase its capacity by 17% and create 10 new jobs.
John Curtin, purchasing director of the Aldi Group: “for Aldi shoppers, buying Irish products is always their first choice. We are delighted to be able to offer Irish strawberries and work with Sunglow Nurseries because their strawberries are always of the highest quality.”
John Mc Guinness, director of Sunglow Nurseries, adds: “We are delighted to continue to supply Aldi Ireland with Bord Bia Quality Assured strawberries. We mainly do business with Aldi and thanks to Aldi’s ongoing clientele we have been able to invest in a new environmentally friendly greenhouse that has helped us increase our crop. We know that all of Aldi’s great customers will continue to enjoy our strawberries!”
“Donnelly’s is delighted to play a small role in Sunglow Nurseries’ continued success, coupled with our own long-standing relationship with Aldi Ireland. We look forward to many more years of growing fantastic top quality Irish strawberries,” said Paul Hussey of Donnelly’s.