Isle of Man Meats beef and lamb products are now available on the Tesco website for customers here on the Island.
Customers with www.tesco.com accounts can now order whole and half shoulders of Manx lamb, whole and half legs of Manx lamb, Manx beef roasting joints, and Manx beef carvery joints for delivery to Isle of Man addresses. The same products are also now available to buy using the 'Scan As You Shop' service at the Douglas store.
This latest news follows the announcement last month of a major partnership between Isle of Man Meats and Tesco. Since November 14 the range of products now available to order online have been on sale in-store. Feedback from customers has been excellent since then, and plans to extend the Isle of Man Meats product range available at the Douglas store are already well-advanced.
Tesco shoppers looking for Isle of Man Meats products in-store will see 'Make Sure It's Manx' signage and branding in the meat aisle. To find Isle of Man Meats products on www.tesco.com just go to the groceries section and search for 'Isle of Man Meats'.
Isle of Man Meats Chairman Tim Baker MHK said: "Enabling Tesco customers to purchase our products via www.tesco.com and Scan As You Shop is another significant milestone in our strategy to create even more opportunities to buy our products from wherever they choose to shop. Online availability means that Tesco customers across the Island can now get our products delivered to their door, which is good news for Isle of Man Meats, Tesco customers, Manx farmers, and the local economy."
Mr Baker describes the partnership with Tesco as a huge vote of confidence in Isle of Man Meats, and a game changer for the company and the Island's red meat producers. The launch of the Tesco partnership in November followed 18 months of hard work at Isle of Man Meats which included recruiting highly experienced and skilled staff, improving its technical capabilities, and achieving widely recognised industry accreditations. DEFA also provided support as part of the Food Matters Strategy.
Commenting on the launch of the Tesco partnership last month, Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK said the collaboration between the farming community, Isle of Man Meats and Tesco was a 'major
achievement which builds our Island's food security and sustainability'. He also noted that because the public are increasingly looking to make ethical choices - for example local food with fewer food miles, a smaller carbon footprint and a longer shelf life - being able to buy quality Manx produced meat from all the Island's supermarkets, including Tesco, provides the public with more opportunities to support the local economy.