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Life’s a Breeze! Drogheda company seals major Chinese retail deal

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Drogheda-based company Irish Breeze have signed a significant new deal with a Chinese e-commerce retailer leading to hopes they can export €25 million worth of products to the Asian market.

The company signed a deal with China’s largest online marketplace and retailer JD.com to export their Water Wipes product.

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The deal was struck at the first ever China International Import Exhibition (CIIE) where a host of Enterprise Ireland backed companies were showcasing their wares as part of a major trade mission to the country.

Irish Breeze, ran by Edward McCloskey and based out of the Donore Road Industrial Estate, say they hope to make sales worth €25 million by 2024.

In a statement today, Fine Gael TD, Fergus O’Dowd, warmly welcomed the major achievement and commercial success of Irish Breeze.

Given the fact that Brexit is looming large, it is exceptionally important that Irish companies are also looking at new markets further afield

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  • Fergus O'Dowd
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“In particular I wish to congratulate the McCloskey family and all the staff of Irish Breeze on their hard work and enterprise,” he said.

“I hope that this announcement can strengthen their global footprint and increase their already strong workforce.

“Given the fact that Brexit is looming large, it is exceptionally important that Irish companies are also looking at new markets further afield and in particular the strongly emerging economies with huge potential in Asia.”

WaterWipes are the only wipe made using just water and a drop of grapefruit seed extract and are the only baby wipe to be approved by Allergy UK and the National Eczema Association of America.

In Ireland, the product is available in Tesco, Dunnes Stores, SuperValu and Boots Pharmacy, McCabe’s Pharmacy and online via Amazon.

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