The largest UK farmer-owned dairy cooperative, Northern Ireland headquartered Dale Farm, has become the first company to be named ‘NI Supplier of the Year’ for two consecutive years at the Costcutter Supermarkets Group’s (CSG) annual Supplier of the Year Awards.
Over 150 CSG suppliers from across the UK attended the prestigious awards ceremony at York Racecourse, where Dale Farm was presented with the overall Northern Ireland award in recognition of its first-class dairy products and excellence in service.
Sam Boyd, Regional Sales Manager for Dale Farm said:
“Achieving this accolade for the second-year running represents significant industry recognition for Dale Farm – a real testament to the strength of our ongoing customer partnership, the dedication of our area sales team and the high level of trust placed in us by CSG as a dairy partner.
“2018 was a particularly positive year for our relationship with CSG. We worked in close partnership to adapt and increase our in-store dairy range and have further plans in place to expand our product portfolio over the months ahead.
“Due to the exceptionally warm summer weather this year, we were able to increase distribution significantly to successfully support CSG stores and meet demand.
“This year we also became the lead supplier of milk to CSG stores, further strengthening our relationship – one which we hope continues long into the future as our businesses support one another’s growth,” Sam said.
Huw Edwards, Trading Director at CSG added:
“It is important for us to recognise and celebrate the fantastic service we receive from our suppliers and we congratulate the team at Dale Farm for being named Northern Ireland Supplier of the Year for two years running. This exceptional achievement is proof of Dale Farm’s commitment to providing first class products and service, ensuring our stores offer the consumer the very best in dairy, every day.”