Retailer Jollyes and Northern Ireland pet food company Mackle Petfoods have been named the winners of the Private Label, Contract Manufacturer Collaboration Award at the recent Irish Private Label Manufacturer Awards.
Jollyes is a long-time customer of Mackle Petfoods, which has been manufacturing private label core cans for the chain since the 1970s. In 2017, Mackle Petfoods launched the bespoke Lifestage trays into Jollyes stores.
Colin Ferguson, Head of Sales at Mackle Petfoods, said: “We are absolutely delighted with this award, especially as it represents what we have found to be the most effective way of working with our customers. By viewing customers as partners, together we strive to do the best for our pets and pet parents.”
Chris Burns, Commercial Director at Jollyes, added: “Mackle’s ethos and commitment to quality and innovation matters to us and our customers. We are as proud as they are that their meat relies heavily on local suppliers and is fully traceable to the farm of origin.”