Galway-based independent grocer Joyce’s Supermarkets has announced that it spent €20 million on Irish product lines in the past year.
Over this period, Joyce’s Supermarkets has supported over 140 Irish producers in total. In addition to this, ten new producers have been added as suppliers in the past six months and as a result, Joyce’s Supermarkets has introduced over sixty new product lines to its ten stores across County Galway, the retailer said.
Among the new suppliers are NutShed, Irish made peanut butter; White Mausu peanut, sesame and chilli sauces; and Circle of Light green coffee range, it added.
“Over the past year, we have worked closely with local and Irish producers to continue to deliver high quality products for our customers, and have spent €20 million securing Irish produce for our ten stores," said Pat Joyce, managing director of Joyce’s Supermarkets.
"Our new Irish suppliers have been carefully chosen by our buying team with the needs of our customers in mind and with the aim of expanding our Irish product offering. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have received a positive response from customers to the new products, as consumers have made an increased effort to support local," he added.
Existing Irish suppliers in Joyce’s Supermarkets include Butlers Bakery, Beechlawn Organic Farm, Harvest Moon Foods and Glenilen Farm.
“We have worked with over one hundred Irish businesses in the past year, with new and existing producers, and we look forward to continuing this throughout 2021 and beyond. Supporting other Irish businesses is a key priority for Joyce’s Supermarkets," he said.
"This has been more important than ever over the past 12 months, which has been a difficult period for so many home-grown businesses.”
Joyce’s Supermarkets operates ten supermarkets in Galway, with branches in Headford, Knocknacarra, Athenry, Tuam, Inverin, Ballybane, Fr.Griffin Road, Doughiska, Oranmore and Oughterard.
With a strong emphasis on providing quality, locally sourced and competitively priced goods, Joyce’s Supermarkets employs over 500 people throughout their stores in Galway.
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