Two SPAR shops in Douglas are the latest retailers to support Isle of Man Meats’ ‘Make Sure It’s Manx’ shop local campaign.
The stores – at Castlemona, Central Promenade, and Cushag Road, Anagh Coar – now stock Isle of Man Meats’ minced and diced beef products and pork loin steaks. Shoppers at the Castle Mona store were treated to tasty free samples of beef stew and burgers cooked up by chef Maciej Mierzejewski to celebrate the launch on Friday November 5th.
Phil Parsons, Plant Director at Isle of Man Meats, said: “We have invested in processing and packaging machines at the Meat Plant in order to offer minced and diced products as part of
our commitment to respond to consumer demand, and grow the market for high-quality Manx meat. Shoppers want the convenience of buying from stores which are on their doorstep and at the heart of the local community, with the confidence that comes from knowing they’re buying locally produced, traceable, high quality meat. This is the first time that any of our products have been available in SPAR, so this is great news for their customers who want to Make Sure It’s Manx. We’re already working on plans to extend availability to other SPAR stores around the Island – so if you can’t get Isle of Man Meats products from your nearest shop right now, please look out for news in the months ahead.”
Jonathon Kermode, Operations Manager at Mannin Retail, commented: “As the leading convenience and forecourt operator on the Island, SPAR is delighted to partner with Isle of Man Meats to offer a quality local meat range to our valued customers. With the range already available in our newly refurbished Castlemona store, we will extend the offer over the coming months across our estate of stores in the heart of communities across the Island.”
Last month the Island’s Tesco store added minced and diced beef to its existing range of Isle of Man Meats products. Find out more about Isle of Man Meats at www.iommeats.com, on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @IsleOfManMeats
PHOTOS & CAPTIONS
[IOMM – SPAR (1)]: At the SPAR Castlemona store are Isle of Man Meats Procurement Officer Kirree Kermode, and Mannin Retail Operations Manager Jonathon Kermode.
[IOMM – SPAR (2)]: At the launch event at the SPAR Castle Mona store are Isle of Man Meats Procurement Officer Ben Kelly, and chef Maciej Mierzejewski.