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Co Down's Willowbrook Foods named top supplier to Henderson Group

By Joanne Sweeney

Published 17/05/2016

Co Down food processor Willowbrook Foods has been named as the top supplier to the Henderson Group.

The honour for the Killinchy farm processor was announced at the Henderson Wholesale Local Supplier awards at last week's Balmoral Show.

It supplies salad bags and bowls along with freshly prepared vegetables and cooked meal accompaniments to the group which runs Spar and Eurospar shops.

Neal Kelly, fresh foods director at Henderson Group - which owns the Spar and Eurospar and franchises in Northern Ireland - said: "Willowbrook Foods demonstrated a high level of innovation and awareness of our brand, retailers and consumers to win the Overall Supplier of the Year award.

"They are a key supplier to the enjoy local own-brand range and we are confident our relationship will only grow stronger to create even better products for our stores and shoppers."

Other winners included Newry sandwich maker Around Noon for Best Direct To store Supplier while Kerry Foods from Omagh won the Best Brand Innovation award.

Quinfresh from Dungannon was named the Enjoy Local Supplier of the Year for their contribution to the wholesaler's own-brand range.

And vegetable growers Gilfresh Produce from Armagh won the Tomorrow Matters award for outstanding practice in corporate social responsibility (CSR).

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