Deli Lites Ireland secures new contract with Boots Ireland
Deli Lites will supply gourmet sandwiches, flatbreads, wraps, packaged salads and fresh fruit pots to 80 Boots stores in the Republic of Ireland
11 March 2015
Deli Lites Ireland has secured a new contract to provide Boots Ireland with a local ‘food to go’ solution across a network of its stores.
Based in Warrenpoint in County Down, Deli Lites Ireland was awarded its first business from Boots Ireland in a competitive tender. It will supply a broad range of products including gourmet sandwiches, flatbreads, wraps, filled rolls, packaged salads and fresh fruit pots. Boots currently has 80 stores in the Republic of Ireland.
Brian Reid, managing director of Deli Lites Ireland says: “We are delighted to have won this contract from one of the most important retailers in Ireland.
“The new contract is a marvellous endorsement of both the quality of our products and of the customer-led service that has become our hallmark over 20 years in business.
“What’s also important is the boost for our sales outside Northern Ireland. The Republic of Ireland, for instance, contributes over 60% of our business. It’s a hugely important market that offers significant growth potential.
“We secured the business because of our established and successful track record in the Republic for the supply of consistently high quality products, our sharp focus on developing innovative food with our customers and the efficiency of our delivery services using our 35-strong vehicle fleet.”
Commenting on the contract for Deli Lites Ireland, Gavin Rooney, commercial manager, Boots Ireland, says: “The bid from Deli Lites Ireland was compelling. The company demonstrated a willingness to work as closely as possible with our food team in developing a comprehensive range of products that will appeal to our customers and also enhance our ‘food-to-go’ offering.”
As well as its main production and new product development operations at Warrenpoint, located close to major motorway networks, Deli Lites has depots in Dublin and Cork.
The company employs 185 people in Warrenpoint and has other high profile food solution clients in the Republic including the Costa chain of cafes and Applegreen’s network of fuel forecourts.