Catering supplier Henderson Foodservice has launched a click and collect facility for consumers.
The online service offers catering-style bulk buys and smaller scale units from a range of 500 fresh, frozen and chilled foods as well as cleaning and household products.
Shoppers order and pay online and collect by vehicle at an assigned time slot the following day at the food company's Mallusk base. Henderson Foodservice is part of the same group of companies as retailers Spar and Eurospar.
Mark Stewart-Maunder, Henderson Foodservice's business development director, said: "Henderson Foodservice has designed this online shopping facility with the consumer very much in mind, enabling them to view and purchase top food and drink brands including our own bespoke collection for professional caterers, Country Range.
"We plan to add new products and ranges over the coming weeks and will take into consideration customer feedback as we develop and tailor the service to suit customer tastes and requirements.
"Government restrictions mean we all need to adapt to different ways of shopping and our new consumer service means no standing in queues and virtually eliminates the need for social interaction as vehicle registrations are recorded at the time of ordering.
Catering suppliers have been hard hit as the lockdown has led to a collapse in business from customers such as schools, bars and restaurants. Lynas Food Outlet, part of Lynas Foodservice, has also extended its offering.