Horgans Delicatessen Supplies is delighted to introduce a fresh new look for the Horgan’s branded range, which has been well established in Irish retail since the 1970’s and much loved by the Irish consumer.

 

The new contemporary look leverages the rich heritage of the Horgan’s brand, representing family values, heritage, provenance and innovation. The symbol represents the spirit of Horgans and the “Finders of Fine Foods” ethos. It is based on the original carriage concept, depicting a journeyman (Michael Horgan) setting off on his travels to find the finest foods to bring home to his customers.

Central to the Horgan’s brand, as Finders of Fine Foods, is Michael Horgan’s “Guarantee of Quality”, which is stamped on every pack. Horgan’s packaging has been revamped on all products across the range, including the iconic Horgan’s Blacky Ham, Horgan’s Irish Cheddar and Horgan’s Pates. In response to trends in the Irish market for sharing platters and tapas style eating, the Horgan’s branded range of continental meats has also been revamped with the introduction of two new salami lines. Due to popular demand, Horgans will launch three of their award-winning Deli / Bulk beef products in sliced pre-pack format in the first quarter 2019.

This range includes Horgan’s Sliced Corned Beef, Horgan’s New York Style Pastrami and Horgan’s Irish Silverside Spiced Beef, which took a Gold Award at Blás na hÉireann 2018.

Horgan’s Delicatessen Supplies is a 100% family owned and operated business. Since the 1970’s, when the company was founded, Horgans have been dedicated to sourcing the finest quality food products around the globe and providing an exceptional and personalised service to customers. Today, this vision has seen the business evolve into one of the premier speciality food distributors on the island of Ireland.

Horgan’s Delicatessen Supplies is a supplier to all the retail multiples and symbol groups via Central Distribution and directly through their van sales fleet to hundreds of valued independent and speciality retailers throughout Ireland.

Horgans operate from a state of the state-of-the-art warehouse and production facility with over 40,000 square feet including chilled, frozen and ambient warehouse together with office space. The facility at Mitchelstown offers a clean room environment for cheese cutting, waxing and packing. This unique service offers the option to cut large-format cheeses into various convenient retail specific sizes.

Horgans are committed to sound quality assurance practices and consistently achieve BRC Global Standard Grade AA Food Safety Certification for the operation. In addition, Horgans have recently been approved by IOA to store and distribute all types of organic food products.

Horgans have introduced a frozen storage and distribution element to the business in recent months. As well as frozen distribution capabilities, Horgans can now also provide a service to retail customers whereby frozen product can be tempered and date coded for chilled delivery to the customer. Horgans are currently operating this system for some private label business (chilled convenience) and it is very successful, giving the retailer maximum shelf life on product.

With BREXIT looming, Horgans are looking to capitalise on opportunities that may be presented for the business. Horgans has a long-established supplier network across Europe and on a weekly basis, they arrange collections ex-factory or at central consolidation points throughout and transport their products back to their base in Mitchelstown, Co. Cork.