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Glastry has it licked with EuroSpar sales deal

Rory McLaughlin (right), sales manager of Glastry Farm Ice Cream,with Phoebe Carson, Suzanne McHugh and Emma Connolly

OWNERS of the award-winning Glastry Farm have secured a mouth-watering contract to supply their luxury ice cream and low fat and vegan sorbets to more than 70 EuroSpar stores across Northern Ireland.

Based on the Kircubbin family farm of Will Taylor, founder and managing director of the multi-award winning producer Glastry will supply the Henderson-owned chain with four different flavours in tubs, including its vegan Raspberry Ruffle Sorbet, a double gold winner in the UK Great Taste Awards.

Glastry sales manager Rory McLaughlin said: “This a real game changer for us because it means our luxury ice cream and sorbet will now be available across Northern Ireland for the first time.

“The access provided through the EuroSpar network will enable us to reach out to many thousands of potential customers, for while we’ve been working steadily to develop our market reach over the past few years, this makes this possible much quicker than we could have hoped to achieve by our own limited resources as a smaller food enterprise.”

Michelle Dineen, trading manager at Henderson Wholesale, said: “We’ve consistently worked with innovative and bespoke local producers helping them expand and bring their ranges to a wider consumer base.

“We’ve some of the world’s finest food crafters in Northern Ireland, and the Glastry Farm brand is up with the best.

“We’re pleased to welcome Will and his team to our supplier network and look forward to helping them bring their quality range of ice creams and sorbets taste to many more shoppers locally.”

Glastry Farm ice cream was launched by Will Taylor as a diversification project in 2007 on the back of research he had carried out throughout Europe on various projects. Glastry (which means 'townland of the green pastures' in Irish) has been in the Taylor family for six generations.

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