Retail packs from Northern Irish fresh food leader
Tom & Ollie, the Northern Irish producer of artisan fresh foods, launch a new packaging for retail products that are now widely available to delis and other independent stores in Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland.
12 June 2018
Tom & Ollie, the Northern Irish producer of artisan hors d’oeuvres and snacks including pastes, tapenades, dips, pesto, hummus, roasted tomatoes and olives, has launched a new range of retail products.
Based at Broughshane, near Ballymena in county Antrim, Tom & Ollie is one of the most successful producers of artisan fresh foods at markets across Northern Ireland and the Republic.
The new 15-strong retail range is based on the company’s most popular offerings at markets and represents an important diversification for the business which has SALSA (Safe And Local Supplier Approval) accreditation.
Tom & Ollie, which takes its name from its success in marketing tomatoes and olives, develops around 70 lines at its modern production operation in county Antrim. These include seasonal products such as wild Irish garlic pesto harvested near the plant, which also includes a deli with other local foods especially Irish cheese and charcuterie.
The new range is available in a range of pack sizes between 180g and 230g in tubs within an attractive sleeve.
Tom & Ollie’s Tracey O’Boyle says the decision to develop the new retail range made business sense. “We’ve been providing packs for shoppers at markets since the company started,” O’Boyle says, “and so it made sense to review our packaging, develop the attractively designed sleeve and to make these widely available to delis and other independent stores in Northern Ireland and then in the Republic of Ireland.”
An on-line delivery service has been launched and gourmet food hampers introduced. The company says its selection of foods will be “unrivaled”.