Around Noon, the award-winning food-to-go manufacturer, has announced that it has secured a new contract to supply its Scribbles range of sandwiches, wraps and fruit pots to 60 Tesco Extra and Tesco Express stores across Northern Ireland.
Michael Crealey, Tesco 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.”
Around Noon noted that aside from it's new supplier deal with the supermarket giant, it already supplies a broad range of chilled, hot, frozen and bakery products to customers including forecourt and convenience retailers and cafes throughout the UK and Ireland.
Commenting on the new supply deal, Philip Morgan, sales director, Around Noon said, “At Around Noon we work hard to help our customers move with and stay ahead of changing trends and our Scribbles range is an enticing and engaging proposition for the on-the-go consumer.
“We currently occupy a strong foothold in the convenience retail and foodservice markets. Our new supply deal with Tesco Northern Ireland further expands our market presence as we grow our product offering with the large multiples.”
About Around Noon
Headquartered in Newry, the firm has been in business for over 30 years and employs over 300 people.
In 2016, it established Around Noon Bakery, which supplies well-known high street retailers and independent stores under the Sweet Things brand, the company noted.
Last year, the business secured rank in the prestigious Food & Beverage Fast 50 report produced by global advisory firm Alantra.