It has been an unstoppable year so far for Comber’s family-run farm, Mash Direct. The company already has over 152 accolades to their name and last night were named The UK’s Number 1 Branded Supplier in Fruit, Veg & Salads by The Grocer, the leading publication in the supermarket industry in the UK.
This award recognises and celebrates outstanding performance and standards in grocery retail throughout the UK and is a testament to the continued commitment and high levels of service executed by Mash Direct.
The Grocer awarded Mash Direct this title after polling buyers from supermarkets, wholesalers and buying groups, asking them to nominate, across 19 categories, the suppliers that they rate as best performing against a number of criteria, including quality of product, NPD, reliability of supply and category management. It is a great honour for Mash Direct to receive this highly acclaimed award and add to the growing success in 2018.
Director Jack Hamilton said “This award recognises the hard work the whole team put in year after year to continually innovate and drive the company forward and gives everyone on the farm great encouragement to continue their success across the UK.”
“Having only started out fourteen years ago as a small farm diversification supplying to local stores in Killyleagh and Killinchy we are astonished to be voted as The UK’s Number 1 Branded Supplier in Fruit, Veg & Salads. We are so proud of our local area and the award winning vegetables that we grow on our farm. It is great that we get to share these with the rest of the UK and further afield and we are extremely proud of the recognition.”