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McCann Orchards inks €100k Compass Ireland deal

The food services provider has signed on to buy apples and pears as well as fruit juices from the growers

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12 January 2023 | 0

Food services provider Compass Ireland has signed on to buy apples and pears as well as fruit juices from growers McCann Orchards in a deal worth around €100,000.

McCann Orchards, a family-run business with orchards around Slane, Co Meath and in Portadown, Co. Armagh, has more than 50 years’ experience in the fresh produce market, supplying major supermarkets, wholesale, and catering companies.

Compass Group Ireland has entered into a two-year business partnership with the grower. ​

“We are delighted that our commitment to sustainable production methods has helped secure the new supply contract with Compass Ireland,” said Oliver McCann, managing director of McCann Orchards. ​“It’s a perfect partnership, with both businesses passionate about quality local food production.”

Last October, Tesco Ireland announced that it would be sourcing apples and pears that had previously been sourced from overseas from McCann Orchards in a deal worth €2.5 million.

Tesco Ireland is McCann Orchards’ anchor customer for its 130-acre Tullyallen ‘modern orchard’ in the Boyne Valley near the Louth-Meath border.

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