With St David’s Day approaching – and a rather important rugby match just around the corner – Castell Howell Foods Ltd has some treats in store at its Cash & Carry depot in Carmarthen.
“The combination of the Wales v England rugby match, swiftly followed by St David’s Day, means Wales is heading for a week of celebration,” said Kathryn Jones, Castell Howell’s sales director.
“Our Cash & Carry depot has all the essential supplies, and more, to make both days extra special.”
Open to the public, Castell Howell’s Cash & Carry at Pensarn stocks over 10,000 product lines.
Covering 22,000 sq.ft. the depot’s wide aisles and airy atmosphere mean there’s plenty of space to browse and buy from the extensive range of food and drink products.
From traditional Welsh tea-time favourites to match-viewing necessities, the Cash & Carry is open to all, seven days a week – with no membership required.
Buying in bulk is not a requirement either, as the Cash & Carry sells individual items and caters for a larger shop – from tins of beans to bottles of beer. Also on-site is a dedicated butchery, with daily deliveries of locally produced milk, bread and fresh fruit and vegetables.
There are special offers throughout the store, too, with the opportunity to win a selection of Welsh food and drink hampers totalling over £200.
During the coronavirus pandemic, Castell Howell has operated a successful Click & Collect service for the public. The company has also been at the forefront of several community food initiatives.
Said Kathryn, “We are a family company, and caring and catering for the community around us is part of our ethos. So, it is important for us to provide people with essential, quality and affordable food and drink.
“In the past year, we have added more than 300 new products to accommodate the needs of our retail customers.
“We’d like to thank the public and our retail customers for the tremendous support they have given us over the past year; and we are very much looking forward to welcoming our catering and hospitality customers back as soon as possible.”
Well-known for supplying the hospitality and catering sectors, Castell Howell’s delivery lorries are a familiar sight on Wales’ roads.
The family-run company, founded in 1988 by Carmarthenshire farmer, Brian Jones, has its head office and state-of-the-art butchery at Cross Hands and depots throughout Wales, the Welsh Borders, and the West Country.
A staunch supporter and promoter of Welsh food and drink, among the first local brands listed 30 years ago were Parsons Pickles, Caws Cenarth Cheese and Mario’s Luxury Welsh Dairy Ice Cream.
These companies have become household names, and Castell Howell is continually on the look-out for top quality and diverse Welsh food and drink. Recent listings include AU Vodka and Hilltop Honey.
Castell Howell also has several well-known Welsh brands as part of its company portfolio, including Celtica, Farm Fresh, Celtic Preserves, Caffe Eto, Bim’s Kitchen, Celtic Pride Premium Welsh Beef, Llandeilo Bakers, Jones & Co Artisan Preserves, Celtic Coast Fish Company, Authentic Curries & World Foods, and The Celtic Pie Co.
Kathryn said, “We are incredibly proud of the number of Welsh products we stock. In fact, we have over 100 Welsh brands, and our spend with Welsh suppliers in 2019 was worth £26 million.
“As a Welsh business, serving the local community and the wider hospitality sector in Wales, it is hugely important to us that we give as much support for home-grown enterprises as possible.
“Therefore, we are particularly pleased to support the #CaruCymruCaruBlas #LoveWalesLoveTaste campaign as a way of thanking producers for their tireless work during the past year and urging shoppers to support Welsh food and drink businesses.”
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