After more than half a century producing award-winning jams and chutneys, Welsh Lady Preserves has just launched its latest batch of products ready for the UK’s leading food and drink trade event – Food & Drink Expo 2018.
Welsh Lady Preserves will be showcasing five new chutneys, two new curds and three 285g sauces at Food & Drink Expo 2018, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from April 16-18th.
The North Wales company, which was founded by Dio and Marion Jones, is now run by the second generation of the family – son John and his wife Carol.
The company employs 20-25 people at its base in Pwllheli, many of whom are from the locality and who have been working for the company for years.
“When my in-laws decided to retire we were determined to keep the business in the family,” says former teacher, now business development manager Carol. “Welsh Lady is our life and to have let it go would have been a tremendous wrench.”
Winner of countless awards, among them many coveted Great Taste awards, last year Welsh Lady underwent a re-brand and since then has seen sales shoot up by 70%.
Also, the more recent introduction of 28g glass jars – which have become an instant hit – for the hospitality and tourism sectors have helped the business boom with orders coming in from enterprises large and small.
Taking centre stage at Welsh Lady’s stand at Food & Drink Expo will be its new range of chutneys – Lime, Mango, Spiced Carrot, Piccalilli, and Balsamic & Onion Relish – along with two new curds, Passion Fruit, and Mango & Passion Fruit.
These are joined by three 285g table sauces all of which come in old-style ‘school milk’ glass bottles – Sôs Coch (Tomato Ketchup), Sôs Brown (Brown Sauce), and Sôs Barbeciw (Barbecue Sauce).
Says Carol, “We are delighted to be introducing these new products at Food & Drink Expo. As a company, we always like to try something new, and some of the varieties we’ve created have come from public requests. We do a lot of food festivals, and people have been asking for older-style recipes such as piccalilli and carrot chutney, so we have created a new range to include those flavours.”
Welsh Lady Preserves will be exhibiting at the Welsh Government’s Food and Drink Wales stand (K108A) at Food & Drink Expo 2018.
For more information please visit: www.welshladypreserves.com