Pumpkin dealer carves lucrative Halloween deal with Aldi

Martin Gaffney of Donnelly Fruit & Veg
Martin Gaffney of Donnelly Fruit & Veg

Aldi has expanded its long-standing partnership with Donnelly Fruit & Veg just in time for Halloween. The Co. Dublin-based supplier will provide up to 45,000 pumpkins of all shapes and sizes for Aldi stores all over Ireland, to the tune of €130,000.

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2 October 2018 | 0

Just in time for Halloween, Aldi Ireland has agreed a new contract with Co. Dublin-based Donnelly Fruit & Veg that will see the fresh produce business supply a whopping €130,000 worth of Irish-grown pumpkins to Aldi’s 133 Irish stores in time for Halloween 2018.

Aldi expects to sell close to 45,000 Irish pumpkins, which will come in small, medium, large and “monster” sizes.

Donnelly Fruit & Veg, which already supplies strawberries, tomatoes and several other fruit and vegetable lines to Aldi stores, began growing its crop of Irish pumpkins in early May, with harvesting taking place in September and October.

John Curtin, Aldi Group buying director, said that Aldi’s long-standing working relationship with Donnelly Fruit & Veg has consistently provided stores with the finest Irish-grown fruit and vegetables.

“We know that our customers will welcome the addition of Irish pumpkins to our stores,” Curtain said, “even more so because of the unbeatable prices we offer.”

Martin Gaffney, farms director of Donnelly Fruit & Veg, said the company is delighted to add quality Irish-grown pumpkins to the range of produce it grows for Aldi.

“We have been growing premium fruit and veg in Co. Dublin since 1979,” he said, “and our partnership with Aldi continues to go from strength to strength. This is underlined by its continued support of our business.”

Aldi’s Irish pumpkins will be on sale from Thursday 4 October with prices starting from 99c.

 

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