Tesco celebrates 20 years of supporting local suppliers
When it comes to birthday celebrations, who better to have some tea and birthday cake with than two of your oldest ‘friends’.
Tesco is 20 years in Northern Ireland this Saturday and invited Ross Thompson from Thompson Family Teas and John Hopkins from Irwin’s Bakery down to the Belfast Metro store to celebrate with store manager, Jim Gough. Thompson and Irwin’s are two of Tesco Northern Ireland’s longest standing suppliers and Jim Gough has been with Tesco since the beginning.
Sean Largey, commercial manager at Tesco Northern Ireland, said: “Tesco arrived in Northern Ireland on the 29th October, 1996 with a local shopping budget of £50m. Nowadays it spends more than £580m on local food and drink. Cause for celebration itself!”