Green Isle Foods Ltd

As a leading manufacturer of frozen food products in both Ireland and the UK, Green Isle Foods is the giant of all things frozen. Forming part of parent company Northern Foods’ plc, Green Isle Foods has experienced stellar growth over the last decade and has an impressive portfolio of big brands under its umbrella.

Champions of high quality convenience foods, Green Isle Foods Ltd is market leader in many categories. From frozen pizza to fish to pastry-based meals, its brands promise comforting, tasty food for busy families.

With a workforce of 1,000 and five state-of-the-art manufacturing plants, this company is a force to be reckoned with! Over 50% of its sales come from branded goods, but the Company also has substantial private label and co-pack contracts in Ireland, UK and Europe, partnering with large multiples, through to smaller chain stores, to family owned shops.

Quality is the watchword of the Company, with all its production sites holding higher level BRC accreditation.

Specialists in Frozen Foods

Date Established: Green Isle Foods Ltd established in 1982.

Ownership Structure: Green Isle Foods is part of Northern Foods plc

Company size: Green Isle Foods turnover is approx €370 million, 1,000 employees Export Sales of pizza in 2008 were €130mn

Product Range: Pizza- Goodfellas brand: Deep Pan, Thin, Stonebaked Ciabatta, Individual stonebaked pizzas; San Marco brand - Deep Pan. Pastry- Filled savoury pastries including lattices, en croutes, tarts, sausage rolls, quiches, pies, pancakes, mini pastries, Fish- Donegal Catch brand: Breaded, battered and natural fish in family, kids, healthy and occasion categories. Vegetables & Potato Products- Green Isle brand: chips, waffles, vegetables;

Main brands sold on domestic market: Green Isle, Goodfella’s, San Marco, Donegal Catch.

Market position of main brands sold:
• Number 1 processed fish brand in Ireland
• Number 1 frozen pizza brand in Ireland and the UK
• Number 1 vegetable & potato brand in Ireland

Key customers on domestic market: Dunnes Stores, Superquinn, Tesco, Musgrave, Supervalu, Centra and Spar

Key customers in the UK: Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrissons, Asda, Somerfield

Sales split domestic vs. export (%): 30/70. The company recently began exports into Continental Europe

Pack Formats: Retail formats include various cartons, foil bags (various weights & sizes). Foodservice formats include bag in box (various weights & sizes)

Product/company unique selling points: Leading product ranges, new product innovation, quality manufacturing sites including BRC highest level accreditation, customer service, flexibility and professional sales and marketing support

Contact Details:
Contact: Liam Hyland - Export Manager
Add: IDA Industrial Estate, Monread Road, Naas, Co Kildare
Tel: +353 45 848000
Fax: +353 45 866802
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Web: www.northernfoods.com