Aldi Stores (Ireland) today announced that the first new season Irish spring lamb of 2014 will be available at its 107 stores from Monday, May 12.

Springing onto Aldi shelves around the country, Aldi says its Nature’s Isle new season Irish spring lamb range features Bord Bia Quality Assured cuts at very lean prices.

It says the lamb is guaranteed 100% sourced from and fully traceable to Republic of Ireland farms certified under the Bord Bia scheme, all of Aldi’s Nature’s Isle new season Irish spring lamb range is supplied by Irish Country Meats of Camolin, Co. Wexford. The company has been working in partnership with Aldi for over seven years, supplying prime lamb products all year round.

Aldi’s Group Buying Director Rob Farrell said, “At Aldi we place huge emphasis on sourcing our produce from trusted Irish suppliers like Irish Country Meats. Aldi’s total commitment to buying local produce wherever possible means flavoursome, tender and seasonal meats for our customers, who are very discerning about the quality of produce they buy. We’re delighted that Aldi customers will be able to savour the best of new season Irish spring lamb this year with a range of cuts that deliver on taste, and value.”

Commenting on the new range, Michael O’Brien of Irish Country Meats Sales Team said, “We are passionate about great tasting, home-grown lamb. Our passion and dedication to excellence is mirrored by Aldi in the standards they set for fresh Irish meat in the marketplace today. Irish Country Meats has worked in tandem with Aldi for over seven years now and it’s very rewarding to see our businesses grow in partnership, and know that our products will be on the shelves of the fastest-growing retailer in the country.”