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  2. 2. NATURE’S BESTNature’s Best Ltd. was founded by its owner and Chairman – Paddy Callaghan – whenhe started growing beans sprouts hydroponically in his garage in Co Meath in 1987.Paddy is the eldest of four sons born in 1954 into a typical Irish family involved inmixed farming. He studied Mechanical Engineering in UCD and worked abroad forseveral years before returning to Ireland in 1978. All of his three brothers are not justactively involved in, but are totally committed to quality food production in Ireland.In Ireland we are fortunate to live on an island with excellent arable land and a temperate climate which isideal for commercial production of various key agricultural crops, livestock and dairy products. Ireland isrecognised as having world class product development, quality control and food production systems and ourcountry’s geographical location and infrastructure is ideally suited to boost Ireland’s huge export potential.Nature’s Best Ltd. is a proactive responsible, well invested, labour intensive, quality food producer and isfully committed to growing Ireland’s great food industry to achieve its full potential. Visit us at
  3. 3. OUR AIMTo be recognised by our customers and consumers as theleading supplier in the prepared Chilled ConvenienceSector and also to be recognised as a responsibleemployer within our community.To contribute positively and promote increasedconsumption of healthy, produce based chilledconvenience foods – thereby helping improve the overallhealth of the nation and strength of the economy.
  4. 4. OUR KEY OUR OFFER TOBUSINESS BUSINESS CUSTOMERSCUSTOMERS Highest likely net profit margin and lowest risk exposure to retail supermarket chain and food service partners.Major quality focused retailers and Maximum possible shelf life consistent with good quality thusnational food service operators requiring minimising supermarket wastage and ‘out of dates’.close working relationships withprofessional, established food safety Actively growing our customer’s overall market share.conscious suppliers who are well invested,rigorously audited and fully committed to Highest possible ROI and positive ‘Multiplier Effect’growing consumer usage and purchases of for Republic of Ireland.Irish manufactured added value products. Quickest response to fluctuating market peaks and troughs. Visit us at
  5. 5. WHY NATURE’S BEST? Most efficient market leading supplier with dedicated well invested production and fully supported facilities. Best processor understanding of fast evolving consumer needs, new product trends and market opportunities. Highest level of Food safety and product quality systems. Most responsive and flexible to regular peaks and troughs in fluctuating sales levels, enabling best service. Proven team dedicated to surpassing customer needs.Visit us at
  6. 6. NATURE’S BEST SUMMARY Delivery VehicleThe Nature’s Best Team Products In-Store
  7. 7. NATURE’S BEST DroghedaSUMMARY Established in 1987 Located in Drogheda beside M1 200 Employees and 250+ Products 70,000 sq.ft. purpose built factory Customers – Most major Irish retailers > €20m Investment All products delivered daily nationwide United Fresh (Trade Association) Main Bord MemberVisit us at
  9. 9. PRODUCT RANGE Novel Fresh Salads Side Salads Leafy Salads Bowl Salads Prepared Vegetables Counter Salads (Bulk) Pre-pack Wet Salads Mayonnaise/Dressings Stir-Frys Sandwich Fillers Lunch Salads Pasta/Protein Salads Meal Pots Buffet/Salad BarsVisit us at
  11. 11. TECHNICAL STRENGTHS& ACCREDITATIONS Very Experienced And Competent Technical Management Team Our Own Supplier And Process Specifications BRC Accreditation – Issue 4 Tesco ‘Blue Flag’ Status EU Meat Export Licence In Place Campden Accredited On-site Microlaboratory Founder Members Of European Fresh Cut Producers Association International Board Member of United Fresh Produce Association Participant in EU ISA Fruit Research Association 2006 Bord Bia “Best Prepared Vegetable Producer”Visit us at
  12. 12. PRODUCTION
  13. 13. RAW MATERIALSTRATEGYBest Available Raw Material UsedStrict Raw Material SpecificationsDirect Grower Sourcing – Ireland/ UK & SpainGrowers Operate To Our Technical StandardsStrictly Controlled Well Developed ERP SystemUnbroken Chilled Temperature Chain In CompleteSourcing, Production And Distribution ChainFull Traceability
  14. 14. VISITORSTom Stenzel – United Fresh USA,Paddy Callaghan – Nature’s Best, Stefanie Smith –United Fresh USA and Des Ferris – Nature’s Best Leading European Food Scientists Left to right: Paddy Callaghan – Nature’s Best, Jim Mulcahy – Enterprise Ireland, visiting Nature’s Best Frank Ryan, CEO – Enterprise Ireland and Des Ferris – Nature’s Best
  15. 15. HOW DO WE GETTO MARKET?By building strong levels of technical safety and qualitycompetencies that are recognised as ‘Best in Class’ andsuperior to all competitors.Then using major distribution, warehousing and logisticsnetworks to service retail and food service outlets.Visit us at
  16. 16. FUTURE OUTLOOK EAT 5 A DAY is now important to every customer “MEAL DEALS” are becoming very popular Locally sourced produce is becoming a key customer requirement Food industry presents huge opportunities in new job creation Local multiplier effect is becoming very relevantVisit us at
  17. 17. EAT PRODUCED SHOP SMART EVERYBODYHEALTHY IN IRELAND Nature’s Best products are on sale nationwide WINS Eat more salads, fruit Lower carbon within twelve hours Shop for your health.and vegetables as part foot print and of production. Shop for freshness.of a healthier lifestyle. lower food miles. Shop for Ireland. We are in business thanks to the ongoing help and support of Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland, our great staff and especially our loyal and faithful customers for whom we hope we produce a worthwhile product – to all who make our business possible – a very sincere THANK YOU. Drogheda Nature’s Best Limited, Greenvale Park, Donore Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel: 041 98 77 500 Email: Visit us at