Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm, has been named the ‘Workplace and Catering Sandwich Retailer 2018’ for the second consecutive year at The British Sandwich Industry Awards (The Sammies).
The awards ceremony, which took place on 10 May, celebrated the very best of the sandwich and food-to-go industry. Compass received the title for its Chop Chop sandwiches, which launched across the business in early 2017 and are available in client sites including hospitals, universities and retail outlets.
Over the past year, Compass has continued to develop the Chop Chop offer, introducing two seasonal ranges, reviewing and enhancing premium items and launching a hot food-to-go offer, as well as significantly cutting calories from its products. As a result, Chop Chop has seen sales growth of over 30% since launch.
Louise Pilkington, Marketing Director at Compass Group UK & Ireland, said: “Winning a Sammie two years in a row is great news. After launching Chop Chop, we’ve continued to review and improve the range, through frequent competitor benchmarking and product development led by market insights and customer feedback. This has kept Chop Chop current and competitive and this award, alongside our growth in sales, demonstrates we’re hitting the mark.”
Chop Chop was developed by Compass’ in-house food development and nutrition team in partnership with high profile chefs, suppliers and Foodbuy, Compass’ procurement division. It now includes around 150 items including sandwiches, salads, snack pots, paninis, toasties and fruit pots.
For more information contact:
UK Communications Team
Compass Group UK & Ireland
01895 554 999