Contract caterer Compass Ireland has teamed up with grocery store operator Irish Village Markets (IVM) to deliver fresh groceries and tastier lunches straight to workplaces.
The partnership means employees returning to work can enjoy a wider variety of food served on-site by IVM providers.
“The introduction of Irish Village Markets in Compass Ireland’s customer locations will provide employers with a new way to reward employees and re-energize them when they return to work,” said Deirdre O’Neill, General Manager of Compass Group Ireland.
“It will also allow us to support local, independent food suppliers and give them a much-needed boost and a unique platform to reach new customers,” she said.
Since its inception in 2005, IVM has grown into one of the most recognized grocery store operators in the country, expanding to 12 locations in Dublin including Mespil Road, Spencer Dock, The Grand Canal and Sandyford Industrial Estate.
IVM specializes in healthy, nutritious and varied street food and has close working relationships with over 35 vendors who offer a wide range of multicultural cuisines, from Spanish, Mexican and Lebanese to Korean, Brazilian and Hawaiian.
“Our partnership with Compass Group Ireland offers a very exciting opportunity to grow our specialty street food brand and make it accessible to more people,” said Tara Dalton, co-founder and owner of Irish Village Markets.
In addition to the IVM partnership, Compass Ireland has launched the Feedr cloud canteen and its centralized Copper Pan Kitchen, which enables employees to order healthy meals online and have them delivered to their workplaces every day.