Newry food-to-go manufacturer Around Noon lands Tesco supply deal

Around Noon's Philip Morgan (left) with Michael Crealy, Tesco buying manager for Northern Ireland.

NEWRY-headquartered food-to-go manufacturer Around Noon has landed a new supply deal with Tesco.

The contract will see 60 Tesco stores in Northern Ireland stock the food firm’s Scribbles range of sandwiches and wraps.

Set up more than 30 years ago, the company was last year named by global advisory firm Alantra as one of the top 50 fastest-growing privately owned food and beverage companies in the UK.

Around Noon now employs more than 300 people, supplying chilled, hot, frozen and bakery products to forecourts, convenience retailers and cafes throughout the UK and Ireland.

Sales director Philip Morgan said the Scribbles range reflects the firm’s bid to stay ahead of changing trends.

“We currently occupy a strong foothold in the convenience retail and foodservice markets,” he said.

“Our new supply deal with Tesco Northern Ireland further expands our market presence as we grow our product offering with the large multiples.”

Michael Crealey, Tesco’s buying manager for Northern Ireland, added: “We’re proud to support local and our new partnership with Around Noon reflects our commitment to continually improving and expanding our popular lunchtime meal deal offer.

“The Scribbles range, with its unique personality unlike anything else in the local market, is the perfect addition to complement our existing food-to-go offering and has been an instant hit with consumers.”

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