Food-to-go supplier grows yoghurt sales 200%

By Aidan Fortune contact

- Last updated on GMT

Around Noon executive chef Dave Graham (left) and Clandeboye Estate general manager Bryan Boggs celebrate a successful partnership
Around Noon executive chef Dave Graham (left) and Clandeboye Estate general manager Bryan Boggs celebrate a successful partnership
Northern Ireland-based food-to-go firm Around Noon has experienced a 200% sales growth in its yoghurt division.

This growth has been attributed to a partnership with Down-based dairy Clandeboye Estate.

A year into the partnership, the two firms have grown business significantly and Around Noon supplies its range of yoghurts and filled ‘top hats’, which are fruit compote and granola products, to customers and major brands operating across the UK and Ireland.

Dave Graham, executive chef of Around Noon, said: “We have a very successful partnership with Clandeboye Estate. We’ve created a product that tastes great and has proven very popular with retailers and their customers. To maintain quality standards, we are selective of the suppliers we work with. Clandeboye Estate has been an excellent fit, being a local company and supplying an all-natural, high-quality product. As a small batch producer, they can also work with us collaboratively to create new and bespoke products for our customers.”

The business has also benefited from a complete review of the range and an innovative new packaging system, rolled out to extend the shelf-life of the range.

Graham added: “Our yogurt product has the great taste and toasted granola crunch that you would expect from a completely fresh product, but it offers a great 21-day shelf life due to innovative packaging. We are looking forward to growing sales further during 2019.”

Bryan Boggs, general manager at Clandeboye Estate, added: “Around Noon’s relationships with leading convenience retailers, coffee chains and foodservice operators has enabled the product to be widely distributed and sales have grown as customers seek quality, convenient food.

“There is also a movement towards ‘clean’ products, using whole milk and minimal additives. We take pride in our 100% all-natural yoghurt, which has no gelatines, thickeners, emulsifiers or additives of any kind. I think this is an important factor, resonating with consumers and helping drive demand.”

Related news


Post your comment

We will not publish your email address on the website

These comments have not been moderated. You are encouraged to participate with comments that are relevant to our news stories. You should not post comments that are abusive, threatening, defamatory, misleading or invasive of privacy. For the full terms and conditions for commenting see clause 7 of our Terms and Conditions ‘Participating in Online Communities’. These terms may be updated from time to time, so please read them before posting a comment. Any comment that violates these terms may be removed in its entirety as we do not edit comments. If you wish to complain about a comment please use the "REPORT ABUSE" button or contact the editors.

Follow us

Featured Events

View more


View more