Pork and bacon producer Oakpark Foods is due to launch four new products into the UK market next month with supermarket chain Morrisons.
Oakpark has also just won a gold medal at the Grocer Own Label Food and Drink awards in London.
Based in Cahir, Co Tipperary, Oakpark is part of the Brett Group, a specialist in animal feeds, agronomy and agri-trading.
Oakpark’s managing director, Jimmy Brett, said: “We are launching four new innovative products with Morrisons next month under our Oakpark brand, including Oakpark American-style streaky bacon.
"Oakpark has already established a strong position in UK multiples and this award is a huge endorsement of our premium position in that market.”
Oakpark won the top award in the chilled bacon category for its Maple Cure Rashers which it markets in association with Lidl UK.
It finished ahead of entries from all major UK retailers, including Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, ASDA, and Tesco.
Thousands of own-label products entered the Grocer magazine’s competition. Oakpark’s rashers have won the gold medal twice in the last four years.
Oakpark Foods employs 100 people at its facility in Cahir. Parent company, the family-owned Brett Group, is based in Callan, Co Kilkenny, and trades throughout Leinster and Munster.
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