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24 shortlisted for IGD Award


24, the innovative self-service micro-market, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest catering and support services firm, has been shortlisted for the “Innovative Store of the Year” accolade at the IGD Awards 2016.

The market leading 24/7, unmanned, food to go solution has been shortlisted for the prestigious award following the huge success it has experienced since launching to the UK market in 2014. The IGD awards ceremony, held in October, and organised by the research and training charity, celebrates the commitment and innovation of businesses in the food and grocery industry.

24 was the first micro-market to be introduced to the UK and by September this year, 24 will have launched 80 micro-markets in business and industry, government services and hospital client sites across the country.

The foodservice solution provides an interactive shopping experience, with safety monitoring options and a backup system to ensure the facility is always available to customers. It combines the latest cashless and card payment technology, and offers access to over 300 product lines, including cold and heat-to-eat meals to meet the changing needs of workplace catering.

Nicola Morris, Marketing Director, said: “24 has proved to be a great success since launching in the UK and we are very excited to be shortlisted for the IGD Award. We’ve seen huge growth since the conception of 24 in 2014 and our pipeline continues to be very strong.

“24 is an innovative example of how we can meet the market changes in workplace catering.  The concept has been greatly received by consumers and clients alike across the country and to be shortlisted for the “Innovative Store of the Year” award highlights the hard work and dedication that has gone into making 24 a success.”

The IGD Awards will be held on October 18th 2016.


For more information contact:

UK Communications Team
Compass Group UK & Ireland
01895 554 999

24 is Compass Group UK & Ireland's innovative self-service micro-market