Peter Kennedy, M&S Agriculture Supervisor says: “M&S has On A daily basis led The sector in its assist for native agriculture and farming sustainability and the Balmoral Current is The proper platform for us to stamp our authority as A quantity one retailer, To take care of and construct on shut relationships with our farmers and producers and To converse our companionship strategy to sustainable agriculture.”
Northern Ireland is A critical present area for the M&S meals enterprise with beef, pork, venison, turkey, potatoes, bread and eggs produced not Solely for Northern Ireland and Republic Of eire stores, However in addition For A lot of stores throughout The united kingdom.
Peter proceeds: “Missed by sponsors, exhibitors and visitors alike, we’re delighted to be again at Balmoral Current, An important event Inside The agricultural calendar. The show presents us with a unbelievable alternative to say An limitless Thanks to our clients, colleagues, farmers and producers right here and to rejoice the marvellous relationships We now have with them.
“Over the 4 days of the show, M&S will showcase the suppliers who convey The easiest of areaal meals to our stores right here. We firmly think about that good meals comes from good components, produced by Definitely one of the biggest farmers and growers and this yr our areaal focus at Balmoral will embrace recognition of our native producers.
“They embrace Graeme Boden who presents M&S with free differ eggs by way of Skea Egg Farms from his farm in Co. Tyrone, Iain Wilson who presents lamb by way of Linden Meals from his farm in Co. Antrim and David Morrow and Stephen Christie from Co. Down who present potatoes by way of Glens of Antrim Potatoes.
“Our show stAnd might convey The easiest of M&S to life for our clients, farmers and growers and show our dedication to farming initiatives by way of a Selection of exterior interactive storeper experiences.
“Customers May even be In a place To fulfill 4 Wagyu calves presentd by Keith Williamson of Linden Meals, our meat course ofing companion in Northern Ireland. As a Outcome of the one primary retailer who can hint all our beef again To every farm and animal, We’ll Clarify our DNA testing course of. We hint every animal, All of us know what it has been fed and wright here it acquired here from – we hint it, So that you will Have The power to notion it.”
Visitors May even be In a place to see stay chef demonstrations On the outdoors kitchen, wright here Chris Baber, M&S superstar chef and demo chef Adam Palmer will put together dinner areaal and seasonal dishes showcasing The easiest of M&S merchandise. Tright here Can additionally be An alternative to pattern a Selection of the retailer’s scrumptious merchandise, witness their ardour for extreme quality and innovation and uncover the extraordinary lengths M&S go to, to convey their clients such unbelievable meals.
Peter proceeds: “On this our eighteenth yr as Platinum Sponsor, M&S will proceed to sponsor a Selection of The meat staystock packages. These will Happen On the cattle lawns on Twenty second September and embrace the Aberdeen Angus, Beef Interbreed Championships, As properly as to Beef Youthful Handler packages.
“The Media Centre is A mannequin new sponsorship for us this yr And might see M&S offering lunch for all journalists attending the show.
“Visitors Can additionally have The prospect To go to the retail store promoting lunchtime snacks from the M&S ‘Food to Go’ differ and our ‘Espresso To Go’ space.”