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TS Foods secures tasty Tesco listing

Michael Crealey, buying manager at Tesco NI and Stephen McNeice, account manager at TS Foods, mark the launch of three new Tony’s Chippy meal-box products into 16 Tesco stores across Northern Ireland. Picture: Aaron McCracken

CASTLEWELLAN-based chilled and frozen food producers TS Foods has secured three new listings at Tesco NI for its Tony’s Chippy brand in a deal worth £150,000.

Joining the existing range of cook-at-home chip shop favourites in the freezer aisle, which includes pasties and battered sausages, the new products offer consumers a fast and convenient meal solution.

The meal box range consists of a crispy battered chicken munchie box (with sachet of spicy seasoning and curry dipping sauce), a battered sausage & battered burger munchie box (with curry dipping sauce and onion rings), and a classic battered sausage supper.

The new range is available at 16 Tesco locations including Bangor, Antrim, Ballymoney, Knocknagoney, Lisburn, Portadown, Banbridge, Newtownbreda, Ballymena, Craigavon and Belfast Castlereagh Road, and is merchandised alongside the existing Tony’s Chippy frozen units priced from £2 to £3.

TS Foods was founded by Tony and Ann Steele in 1978 and is now run by their daughter Joanne Molloy and son David Steele.

Managing director Joanne Molloy said: “Tony’s Chippy was the first brand TS Foods offered to consumers over four decades ago, and we're pleased the range continues to evolve in order to remain relevant to today’s consumer.

“We know all retailers, including Tesco, have been working hard to bring customers exciting offerings to enjoy at home to keep in-home dining interesting and fresh, and we're proud that the new range delivers this.”

Michael Crealey, buying manager at Tesco NI, added: “We've worked with TS Foods for over 20 years, and these munchie and supper boxes will offer our consumers something unique at a great price point and are an exciting new sub-category for us.”

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