NI food company Deli-Lites to undergo significant expansion
Northern Ireland-based food-to-go company Deli-Lites has announced plans for strong growth after a €280,000 investment will see it develop a new innovation hub at its HQ in Warrenpoint and grow its workforce with 20 new full-time positions.
25 January 2019 | 0
Food-to-go company Deli-Lites Ireland is poised for strong international growth following a €280,000 investment in a new innovation hub and major refurbishment at its HQ outside Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland. The firm’s growth plans will be matched with 20 new full-time roles.
Deli-Lites says its new innovation hub will be used for product development to compliment the already wide-ranging offering which includes sandwiches, wraps “bespoke” bowls, juices, salads, flatbreads, artisanal bakery goods and more. Meanwhile, the business unit will see Deli-Lites expand into new international markets including Germany, Holland and the Middle East.
According to Deli-Lites CEO Brian Reid, innovation is at the heart of everything the company does. “This latest investment highlights our commitment to continued growth and development,” he said, “and our emphasis on client-focused servicing. We believe this has helped us grow and become a trusted supplier to so many customers.”
Deli-Lites was founded in 1900 by Brian and Jackie Reid in 1999 and employs 250 people. The business produces around 15m hand-made sandwiches, wraps and salads annually and distributes across Ireland. Its customers include major retailers such as Sainsbury’s, Debenhams, Boots and Applegreen, as well as local food service companies.