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Newry firm Around Noon to reduce plastic with £250k investment

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Newry firm Around Noon is set to save over 60 tonnes of plastic each year due to a £250,000 investment in a new, in-house printing operation.

 

The Newry firm has made a significant investment and opened a new printing business, Around Noon Print, as part of its commitment to environmental sustainability and in a move to improve flexibility for customers.

Newry firm employs over 300 people.

Around Noon has been in business for over 30 years and employs over 300 people.

 

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Gareth Chambers, CEO of Newry firm Around Noon, at the new printing press in Newry.

 

It supplies a broad range of high-quality sandwiches, wraps, salads, fruit pots and cold-pressed juices to customers including forecourt and convenience retailers and cafes.

It also sells healthy ready meals via its Simply Fit Food business and bakery items under its Sweet Things brand.

Around Noon Print “will meet all of Around Noon’s printing needs.”

Around Noon Print will meet all of Around Noon’s label printing needs, giving it the flexibility to add and delist products quickly and efficiently.

The new flexographic printing press it has acquired will also enable all of its labels to be cut and printed on recyclable paper and will reduce plastic label waste to nil.

 

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Gareth Chambers, CEO of Around Noon with Howard Farquhar, the company’s Chairman.

 

Gareth Chambers, CEO of Around Noon, says, “This is a strategic investment by Around Noon to bring all label printing in-house, providing us with greater flexibility, the security of supply, a range of efficiencies and most importantly, the ability to meet our sustainability goals by dramatically reducing our plastic usage.

Environmental sustainability “extremely important” to Newry firm.

He adds, “Environmental sustainability is extremely important to Around Noon and this investment helps us to deliver on the latest stage of our ‘Keeping it Green’ manifesto.”

 

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Around Noon is a multi-award-winning business with a manufacturing operation in London as well as its headquarters in Newry.

It has grown significantly in recent years supported by a number of acquisitions – of Dublin-based Sweet Things Bakery in 2016, Slough-based Chef in a Box in 2017, and Drogheda-based Simply Fit Food in 2020.

 

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