Around Noon secures £3.5m deal to supply sandwiches to M&S stores across Ireland
22 June 2022 | 0
Food-to-go manufacturer Around Noon has secured a new contract to supply sandwiches from its ‘Twelve: Handmade in County Down’ range to Marks & Spencer stores across the island of Ireland. The move represents an agreement worth £3.5 million in retail sales.
Produced in County Down using ingredients from across the island of Ireland, the sandwiches on sale in M&S include Chicken & Handmade Irish Stuffing, Chicken & Bacon on Irish Malted Bread, Baked Irish Ham & Cheddar, BLT with Ballymaloe Relish, Chicken & Ham Club, and a Chicken Caesar Wrap.
“We proposed supporting M&S’s current offering with products produced on the island of Ireland, made with Irish ingredients,” said Around Noon sales director Philip Morgan.
“We developed a small range of products that would exhibit provenance – as an example the bread and the chicken are produced on the island of Ireland.”
He added that is “ever-more important for the M&S consumer here” to see M&S using ingredients from both the north and south of Ireland and that the range “has had a very successful resonance with the M&S shopper.”
“We are extremely impressed by the quality and provenance of the ingredients that Around Noon sources and by the quality of service they provide,” said Eddie Murphy, trading director, Marks & Spencer, Island of Ireland. “Working with Around Noon is helping us strengthen our supply chain and provide really high-quality products for our customers across the island.”
M&S currently has 26 sandwich lines for sale in all its 38 stores across the island of Ireland, and it has plans to expand its Twelve range with Around Noon, which currently employs more than 400 people.