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Tesco Northern Ireland’s shopping budget increases to record level of £685m

Stephen Magill, Tesco Northern Ireland, Lorna Robinson, Cloughbane Foods, Eileen Hall, Cavanagh Free Range Eggs and Trevor Mounstephen, Karro

Tesco Northern Ireland brought 75 local food and drink suppliers together at Invest NI headquarters to discuss its unwavering commitment to local as its NI shopping budget reaches a record level of £685m.

The first supplier forum of its kind hosted by the retailer, the conference signaled a pledge to continue telling Northern Ireland’s food story to NI and GB audiences.  Several senior colleagues from Tesco GB joined the NI commercial team in communicating key business focuses for 2018 as well as the ways in which it will continue to support the food and drink industry here via product development and listings and event milestones such as Balmoral and the 10th year of the Tesco Taste Festival.

Stephen Magill, Head of Commercial, Tesco Northern Ireland said: “We have never hosted a supplier conference of this size or format before but it was great to see suppliers the length and breadth of Northern Ireland gathered under one roof to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the sector and how Tesco can further support the industry.

“We are committed to serving customers, and bringing them the very best food and drink from Northern Ireland is a really important part of that offer. Our customers tell us they love the great range of local products, so ensuring our suppliers know and understand the latest customer trends is a really important part of helping them to grow.”


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